Why enterprise | Why middle tier | Why oracle | Why multimedia

Mark Millman has a passion for building systemic solutions: compact foundations that serve as the basis for building large unique solutions for a large community of customers. Over the last six years Mizar has built a powerful framework that integrates the most advanced Oracle and Open Source technologies with a powerful but compact Mizar Framework. The Framework is designed to deliver customer specific, complex spatial database applications with a large common base that maximizes extensibility and minimizes maintenance.

Enterprise – Oracle Middle Tier

Since 2004 Mizar has been focused on the development of enterprise targeted middle-tier multimedia/spatial applications leveraging the Oracle technology.

Why enterprise?

Over thirty years of experience has shown that the target client will be highly placed within a large government or corporate organization; they will seek to use reliable proven technology offered by a market-maker such as Oracle, SAP, IBM, Sun, or Microsoft; and they will want the enthusiastic support of the organizations IT group if not be the central IT organization itself. These projects, which serve the Enterprise rather than a single department, are more likely to provide both the project scale and the strategic purpose typical of our target client. They will involve not just the deliverable of a single task, but the creation of a relationship.

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Why middle tier?

Almost without exception modern enterprise systems are being built as middle-tier or web based applications. Middle tier applications

  • Can be configured with automatic fail over options to guarantee 24x7 operations.
  • Can support thousands of users running a wide variety of hardware and operating systems.
  • Do not require downloading or support of client based applications.
  • Can provide rigorous security and authentication.
  • Provide a consistent easy-to-use human interface that has been mastered by the vast majority of computer users.
  • Provide the lowest total cost of ownership for any broadly distributed system.
  • The rush to middle-tier applications has happened even faster than the decade earlier rush to client-server technologies. It is the technology framework of both the present and the immediate future.

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    Why Oracle?

    Because Oracle has the size, partner network, growth, technology leadership, complexity, enterprise orientation, and consulting rate structure that cannot be beat.

  • Size: Oracle runs a $24 billion dollar business focused on the enterprise market.
  • Partner Network: As profitable as consulting is Oracle's product based profit margins are so good that they've focused their best talent into product development. Oracle has purposely retreated from the consulting market and strategically enhanced their Partner Network.
  • Growth: Oracle continues to grow at a solid double digit rate year after year.
  • Technology Leadership: Oracle is at the forefront of technology development and much of that is in the open source community including JPA, JSF, and Java. Their newest Fusion 11g technology is based on core Open Source initiatives led by Oracle teams.
  • Complexity: Other systems might be simpler than Oracle but they don't offer the range of functionality, scalability, fault tolerance, and security options that Oracle does. Oracle customers are willing to pay a premium for expert Oracle consulting services, understanding that the advance Oracle features require a level of knowledge and expertise that goes far beyond the average Visual Basic programmer skill set. Enterprise Solution of Choice: Oracle is an enterprise solutions company; that is what they do and that is all they do. Oracle dominates in key infrastructure, government, and military markets.
  • Consulting Rate Structure: Oracle consulting rates remain strong and this sets a high standard for the rates Oracle Partners can charge.
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    Why multimedia?

    Multimedia embraces a wide scope of so-called unstructured data including documents, audio, video, images, and maps; with and without a spatial context. The management and integration of these new data forms is part of the specialist knowledge that Mizar uses to differentiate itself.

    Enterprises seek to communicate with and involve stakeholders through web based applications. The strategic goal is to create a communication context: what the application does might be less important than the social web that it creates. While it was originally coined to describe the phenomena of television Marshall McLuhan's phrase "The medium is the message" applies especially well to the web. The middle-tier is more than just another place to display maps; it is an entirely new medium that demands a full range of experiential media.

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