Nokia inks deal with Oracle to provide map data

Nokia inks deal with Oracle to provide map data
To be announced on Monday at OracleWorld in San Francisco, Nokia will provide map data and location services to Oracle which will be integrated into Oracle applications.

While this deal does not represent Nokia’s biggest partnership, its timing is not insignificant. Recently, Oracle was unsuccessful in its lawsuit against Google, and had to pay a portion of Google’s legal fees as a result.  What also highlights the deal are the recent revelations over Apple’s new Maps app, which proved have serious performance issues and became the topic of many jokes which ultimately led to an official apology from Apple

While Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has had a mixed reception from many Nokia fans since joining the company in 2010, he made it a priority for Nokia to capitalize on its acquisition of Navteq back in 2007. Since then, Nokia has scored mapping deals with Groupon, Yahoo! and Amazon, who had dropped Google Maps, favoring the Finnish company’s product.  Nokia is proving to be a very capable competitor to Google and its Google Maps product.

What is also significant about the deal with Oracle is how important mapping and location data services are becoming, not just in the consumer space, but across the enterprise in applications many of us do not see on a day-to-day basis.

source: The Wall Street Journal

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16 Comments

1. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Haha I wrote the 1st comment and y'all didn't!!!!! ;P

3. guildsa654

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

13. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Gonna give you a thumbs up. It really feels good to be on the first. And some just can't seem to have some humor at times. :D MS...Yahoo....AMAZON...oracle. What's next? Knock knock apple, nokia's waiting :D

16. darthinvader

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Watch out.. We have a Badass over here.. :P

4. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

they shouldn't forget about garmin too!! i had to say, stephen elop did a great job about licensing nokia maps!!! now google maps will really have a big problem if nokia maps will continue growing bigger and better!

5. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

As well as: bmw ,volkswagan, hyundai, mercedes, WP8 and pioneer.

6. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

Things are heating up and its getting interesting! We have google (with moto) in one corner, then we have nokia (with Oracle and MS) and we have Apple (with their lawsuits!). each of them are pioneers in one field or the other and a combo of their services woul be truly awesome!

8. KIANO

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

Not only a problem for Google Maps. But also TomTom and Garmin.

9. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

garmin uses navteq solutions by nokia... so only tomtom and google maps!

12. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

Who does Magellan use?

15. KIANO

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 13, 2011

Right...Navteq!

10. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

I truly doubt if Google and their Mapping system is worry about Ms.Nokia Microsoft. You see, Google loves and thrives off of competitions, unlike those companies who want to sue because someone product looks like theirs. Google is going to add their mapping system into "Google Now". So BING it, I mean bring it...hahaha

7. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i thought cars are powered by QNX by BlackBerry and the QNX maps is i think now called BlackBerry maps.. so these cars are powered by nokia maps with nokia software?

17. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

BMW, Mercedes, VW and Hyundai have signed a deal with Nokia to use its Location&Commerce navigation platform in their future cars

11. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

searching places using oracle SQL. for those unique programmer..

14. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Nokia maps for sure is the best... I have a GS2 and google maps seems not very useful here on philipines... Unlike nokia maps which covers most of philippines and very useful and accurate... Google maps is good too... But lacks functionality in my place... And APPLE SUCKS!.. =D

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