2013 Channel Champs: Overall Winners

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Riding a nearly eight-point gain in its overall channel satisfaction rating, Oracle came out on top in this year's Middleware category, marking a significant jump from the company's third-place finish last year. While the company's scores improved markedly in technical and financial criteria, most impressive was the 10-point gain in Oracle's grade for partner support satisfaction.

Oracle has been stepping up its rewards for partners who become certified or "specialized" in specific Oracle products, including such middleware products as Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation, Oracle Application Grid and Oracle Services-Oriented Architecture. Oracle has put more emphasis on selling integrated systems in recent years and its middleware is a critical component of that effort.

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