Oracle Announces General Availability of Oracle(R) Database 11g Latest Release Helps Customers Address IT Challenges to Innovate Their


    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle today
 announced that Oracle(R) Database 11g, the latest release of the world's
 most popular database, is generally available on the Linux platform. Oracle
 Database 11g delivers the next-generation of enterprise information
 management, helping customers tackle the demands of rapid data growth,
 changing environments, and the need to deliver higher quality of services
 while reducing and controlling IT costs.
     "Oracle Database 11g continues the focus on grid computing by enabling
 grids of low-cost servers and storage to deliver fast, scalable and
 reliable data processing, supporting the toughest data warehousing,
 transaction processing, and content management environments," said Andy
 Mendelsohn, senior vice president of Database Server Technologies, Oracle.
     New Options Offer Customers Unique Data Management Capabilities
     To provide customers with increased capabilities to help meet their
 broad range of data management needs, Oracle today also introduced four new
 options for Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition:
     -- Oracle Real Application Testing;
     -- Oracle Advanced Compression;
     -- Oracle Total Recall; and,
     -- Oracle Active Data Guard.
     Many organizations want to take advantage of database and operating
 system upgrades, and also make hardware and system changes to meet the
 needs of the business. Oracle Real Application Testing helps customers
 reduce the time, risk and cost of testing such changes in their IT
 environment, in a controlled, cost-effective manner.
     New compression capabilities for all types of data mean that
 compression ratios of 2x to 3x or more can now be achieved with Oracle
 Advanced Compression. Coupled with new partitioning capabilities, Oracle
 Advanced Compression can be used to deploy Information Lifecycle Management
 strategies in the database without application changes, further reducing
 overall storage requirements.
     Oracle Total Recall enables administrators to easily maintain
 historical archives of changed data for compliance and business
 intelligence. Oracle Total Recall provides a secure, efficient, easy-to-use
 and application-transparent solution for long-term access to changed data.
     Oracle Active Data Guard can be used to enhance the performance of
 production databases by offloading resource intensive operations such as
 queries and backups to a single physical standby database. So the return on
 investment for a physical standby database is greatly increased as it can
 be used for both disaster protection and enhancing the overall quality of
 service of the production environment.
     Beyond these new options, Oracle Database 11g also delivers a broad
 range of new features and enhancements to improve enterprise information
 management. Oracle Database 11g features improved file storage performance,
 increased security functionality, significant performance enhancements to
 Oracle XML DB, enhanced OLAP and data warehousing capabilities, and others.
     Availability, Pricing and Packaging
     Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition and Standard
 Edition One are generally available today on Linux x86. A free evaluation
 version of Oracle Database 11g on Linux x86 is available for download on
 Oracle Technology Network at: .
 Terms, conditions, and restrictions apply.
     Pricing for Oracle Database 11g editions and existing options remains
 unchanged. The following new Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition options
 are priced as follows:
     -- Oracle Real Application Testing -- $10,000 per processor or $200 per
        named user;
     -- Oracle Advanced Compression -- $10,000 per processor or $200 per named
     -- Oracle Total Recall -- $5,000 per processor or $100 per named user;
     -- Oracle Active Data Guard -- $5,000 per processor, or $100 per named
     Oracle's complete technology price list is available at: .
     About Oracle Database 11g
     Oracle Database is the only database designed for grid computing. With
 more than 400 new features, 36,000 person-months of development, and 15
 million test hours, Oracle Database 11g is making the management of
 enterprise information easier than ever; enabling customers to know more
 about their business and innovate more quickly. Oracle Database 11g
 delivers superior performance, scalability, availability, security and ease
 of management on a low-cost grid of industry standard storage and servers.
     About Oracle
     Oracle (Nasdaq:   ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software
 company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at
     Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
 affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE Oracle Corporation

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