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Five Minute Briefing - Oracle
March 5, 2014

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To take advantage of new Oracle Database capabilities, CSX Corporation, an international transportation company, upgraded more than 400 databases supporting critical commercial, packaged and proprietary business applications, including payroll, dispatching, and a customer-facing order entry system. To minimize the business impact and downtime during the transition, CSX used Oracle Real Application Testing, an Oracle Database option, in conjunction with Oracle Enterprise Manager.

IOUG News and Information

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