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Location, Location, Location

  29/06/2012
The mainstreaming of spatial intelligence
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Monique Verduyn, contributing editor, GIM International

The rate of data growth is increasing exponentially, thanks to new sensors, new social networks and new ways of creating and capturing data. In response, Oracle is focusing on supporting big data volumes, simplifying IT, providing deep analytics and enabling implementations either in the cloud or on site. GIM International speaks to Steve Hagan, vice president of development for server technologies at Oracle Corporation, about the organisation’s relationships with key geospatial software and data suppliers, its particular concentration on very large databases, and its focus on addressing ‘spatial intelligence’ and the mainstreaming of location into business intelligence and numerous related applications.

 

Is Oracle a total solution provider for the geospatial industry?
No, we are not are a total solution provider. Because we incorporate spatial analysis and visualisation into many of our vertical market applications, we offer what you would probably call a total solution. But generally speaking we are a provider of technology infrastructure and components that add value to GIS systems and geospatial solutions in conjunction with many data, tool, solution and implementation partners. We make it easy for database developers, Java programmers, implementers of service-oriented architecture systems and packages and bespoke applications to incorporate geospatial data and analysis into their systems.

 

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Biography of Interviewee(s)
Steve Hagan is vice president of development for server technologies at Oracle Corporation. Since 1994, he has been responsible for Oracle’s Nashua, New Hampshire development facility in the USA, where he oversees Oracle’s development and associated strategic relationships in the areas of Oracle Spatial, the Semantic Web, Medical Imaging and related Image/Audio/Visual services, and ‘Data Movement/High Availability’ utilities. In 1998, Steve was instrumental in bringing Oracle into Principal Membership in OGC, and committing Oracle to work with OGC standards throughout the development of the Oracle Spatial product line. Under his leadership, Oracle has been adding spatial functionality to its database product for 10 years, beginning with Oracle 8. Steve holds an MSc in Computer Science from University of Southern California, and a BSc in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University.
Email: steven.hagan@oracle.com


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