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Bull launches OLM : an automated solution for migrating Oracle databases to Bull Escala servers

OLM is a migration tool developed by Bull to automate the migration of Oracle databases between heterogeneous platforms. Extremely simple to use, OLM has no impact on applications running in parallel, and does not affect levels of performance in the production database.
With OLM, automated migrations are possible without any interruption to production

Paris, July  25, 2011 -

Bull launches OLM, a solution developed by Bull's Database Center of Expertise. OLM enables automated migration of Oracle databases from any SUN/Solaris or HP/HP-UX server to a Bull Escala/AIX server.

OLM is designed to perform this migration without any interruption to production and without any loss of data, significantly reducing costs and timescales, and making migration operations efficient and effortless. The deployment of native Oracle tools is the pledge of reliability for OLM.

To ensure service continuity, OLM allows coherence between source and target systems to be maintained for as long as is necessary.

OLM is available for Oracle versions 9i, 10g and 11g.

«Escala is the optimum platform for Oracle databases», explained Olivier Gaumont, Director Enterprise Servers & Storage, Bull Computing Solutions. «With the launch of OLM, Bull is now able to offer all Unix customers problem-free migration to Bull Escala servers

OLM is a vital ingredient for migrations to Bull Escala servers

Each database migration is unique, and requires good preparation and method to ensure a successful outcome. This is why Bull has developed a global and structured approach so migration projects from an Oracle database to an Escala server take place under the best possible conditions.

The method applied breaks the migration down into three main phases:

  • Pre-migration: using the OLM qualification tool, Bull conducts an audit of the existing configuration and pinpoints key factors that will guarantee success for the migration. This stage will also identify avenues for improving the infrastructure and the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership), and will isolate the most appropriate migration strategy, with estimation of the costs and timescales involved.

  • Migration of schemas and data using the OLM tool.

  • Post-migration, including validation of the new environment.

Bull's expertise in database technology

The Group is investing significant resources in developing its expertise in Bull platforms. The Database Center of Expertise has acquired considerable experience over the years and in the course of regular interventions in major infrastructure projects involving databases. Consultations with Bull's experts can be arranged at the Bio Demo Center in Grenoble to assist customers with key decisions or specific projects.

About Bull, an Atos company


Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of €1.3 billion.

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About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

For more information, visit: atos.net

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