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Siemens walletXpress Certified Oracle Database Ready

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March 18, 2014

Siemens walletXpress Certified Oracle Database Ready

By David Delony
Contributing Writer

Siemens Convergence (News - Alert) Creators has announced that its walletXpress mobile wallet platform version 2.1 has been certified as Oracle (News - Alert) Database Ready.

Oracle tested walletXpress usings its Exastack Ready program.

"The Oracle Exastack Ready program enables partners to deploy their applications with a complete, integrated and cloud-ready infrastructure that will help them accelerate innovation, unlock new features and functionality, and deliver faster, more reliable solutions," said Kevin O'Brien senior director of ISV and SaaS (News - Alert) Strategy for Oracle. "By achieving Oracle Database Ready status, Siemens Convergence Creators has established a foundation for their application to efficiently run on and leverage the latest features in Oracle Database, to deliver superior value to customers."

walletXpress allows users to pay for things via their mobile phones instead of cash or credit cards.

“Highly integrable, easy to manage, reliable and secure - these are all key requirements a mobile payment platform has to meet,” a press release said. “Siemens (News - Alert) Convergence Creators next-generation mobile payment platform walletXpress matches these expectations!”

Payment systems like these have taken off in Japan, where users can pay for items from the country’s ubiquitous vending machines by tapping their mobile phones on thema and keeping their yen in their pockets.

walletXpress not only lets users pay for items, but they can also top up prepaid accounts and transfer money, as well as pay bills and buy tickets.

Oracle’s certification will make it more attractive for businesses to integrate walletXpress into their systems as more customers adopt mobile payments. If a database that’s powering a business is handling money, it really needs to be reliable.

Vendors like mobile payments as well, as they can more easily target consumers with special discounts.

walletXpress also has a number of features that will make it more reliable, including support for RAID, ensuring protection against hard drive failure, backups, campus configuration and recovery from disasters.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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