Accenture has completed its acquisition of Enkitec, an Oracle Platinum partner, and global systems integrator specializing in the delivery of Oracle database technologies and customized end-to-end services for Oracle Engineered Systems.
"After years of disparate IT investments, many of our clients find themselves struggling to support increasingly complex technology environments with multiple databases versions and underperforming applications," said Derek Steelberg, global managing director of Oracle business for Accenture, when the acquisiton was first announced in May. "With Oracle Engineered Systems, our clients see an opportunity to significantly improve the performance of their business applications running on Oracle database technology while dramatically reducing operating costs, increasing productivity and simplifying and standardizing their IT landscape. As such, we believe that demand for Oracle Engineered Systems will only continue to grow."
Enkitec was named Engineered Systems Partner of the Year at the 2013 U.K. Oracle User Group Partner of the Year Awards. It also received 2013 Oracle Excellence Awards in the areas of Energy and Financial Services for North America. Accenture has teamed with Oracle for more than two decades and is a Diamond-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).
Enkitec has more than 70 Oracle technology and Oracle Engineered Systems consultants, including 13 Oracle ACEs. Accenture has 17,000 Infrastructure Services professionals and 52,000 Oracle professionals. Enkitec employees will join Accenture’s global Infrastructure Services business and become part of the company's effort to help customers adopt Oracle Engineered Systems more quickly and cost-effectively.
The team will focus on the design and implementation of Engineered Systems-enabled offerings such as Database Migrations, Enterprise-wide Database Transformations, Database-as-a-Service, Oracle Applications on Engineered Systems, and cloud-based solutions leveraging Engineered Systems technologies.
"We previously launched a comprehensive, multi-year strategic initiative to bring the value of Oracle’s Engineered Systems more quickly, smoothly and cost-effectively to clients," noted Steelberg. "The acquisition of Enkitec will accelerate this initiative and add to our ability to help clients transform their data centers and improve the performance of their business applications."
With expertise spanning Oracle's portfolio of hardware and software offerings, Accenture has developed assets to complement Oracle Engineered Systems including the Accenture Center of Excellence for Oracle Engineered Systems. Accenture plans to leverage Enkitec’s Engineered Systems lab, which includes an in-house Hadoop cluster with an Oracle Big Data Appliance, several generations of Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalytics and Oracle Database Appliance. Accenture will consolidate its Accenture Oracle Engineered Systems Center of Excellence capabilities into the Enkitec Lab to support demonstrations and proof-of-concept activities for clients.
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