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Hardware Selection Criteria
Software Selection Criteria
In addition to these hardware and software selection criteria, StratVantage will evaluate the proposed vendors on several criteria, including:
Stability — Vendor's attributes such as length of operations, size of customer base, size of income and revenue, company size, leadership, stock history and more can affect a technology purchasing decision
Proven Track Record — A vendor's experience not only in the broader market but in your business' specific industry can be key
Business Model Fit — If the vendor is offering, for example, software as a service, but your business isn't always Internet-connected, this business model mismatch could rule out the vendor
Mature Technology — You want to see continuity in the vendor's offerings. If the vendor has been through a series of acquisitions and is just now integrating new technology with an old line of business, you may want to obtain assurances on the longevity of the vendor's solution.
Service Level Agreements — Unfortunately, most vendor Service Level Agreements (SLAs) aren't worth the paper they are printed on. We'll help you understand the vendor's SLA and negotiate a service level partnership instead.
An example hardware and software need for Oracle products -
This chapter describes the hardware and software requirements of Oracle Communications Data Model:
Before you install Oracle Communications Data Model, you must verify that all hardware and software requirements are met.
Oracle Communications Data Model 11g Release 2 (11.2) is supported on the following platforms. For each platform, the given operating system version or later versions are required:
Oracle Enterprise Linux 4 Update 7
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 Update 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 2
Solaris SPARC (64-bit)
Solaris 10 U6 (5.10-2008.10)
AIX 5L Based Systems (64-bit)
AIX 5L V5.3 TL 09 SP1 ("5300-09-01"), 64 bit kernel
AIX 6.1 TL 02 SP1 ("6100-02-01"), 64-bit kernel
HP-UX 11i V3 patch Bundle Sep/ 2008 (B.11.31.0809.326a) or higher
The Oracle Database installation guide for your platform includes procedures for checking that your installation meets the hardware and operating system requirements for Oracle Database.
Additionally, for a complete installation of Oracle Communications Data Model, the minimum hardware requirement is disk space of at least 10 GB.
The minimum software requirements for Oracle Communications Data Model are as follows:
Operating System: For details of supported platforms, see "Supported Platforms".
Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition, including the Oracle Data Mining Option and the Oracle OLAP Option. See "Oracle Database Requirements".
Oracle Warehouse Builder. See "Oracle Warehouse Builder". (Oracle Warehouse Builder is required to use the ETL supplied with Oracle Communications Data Model.)
Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition. See "Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition". (Optional for Oracle Communications Data Model component installation. Required for sample report installation.)
Oracle Communications Data Model requires Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition.
Installation of the Oracle Communications Data Model component requires the following options to the Database:
Oracle Online Analytical Processing (OLAP)
Oracle Data Mining
Tip:To confirm that you have Oracle Data Mining and OLAP options installed, follow the instructions outlined in "Confirming that Oracle Data Mining and OLAP Options are Installed".
After you download and install the Database, upgrade to the latest patch. Patches are available from My Oracle Support (https://metalink.oracle.com).
Oracle Communications Data Model requires the version of Oracle Warehouse Builder that comes as with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Enterprise Edition. The ETL provided with Oracle Communications Data Model uses Oracle Warehouse Builder. For instructions on installing and configuring Oracle Warehouse Builder, see Oracle Warehouse Builder Installation and Administration Guide for Windows and Linux.
Tip:To confirm that you have Oracle Warehouse Builder installed, follow the instructions outlined in "Confirming that the OWBSYS Schema Exists".
You must have the Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition installed before you install the Oracle Communications Data Model sample reports. (Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition is not required for the installation of the Oracle Communications Data Model component.)
Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition 10.1.3.3 or higher can be downloaded from Oracle Technology Network at:
Installation instructions are included in the documentation.