Oracle Ships Two Major Products on Linux
Oracle(R) Internet File System on Linux Poses Threat to Microsoft Windows NT
Oracle Parallel Server on Linux Brings Additional Scalability
To Enterprise Applications
NEW YORK, LINUXWORLD CONFERENCE AND EXPO, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- ( http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?586553 ) Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the largest provider of software for e-business, today announced the immediate availability of Oracle Internet File System on Linux and Oracle(R) Parallel Server on Linux. The combination of the popular Linux operating system with the free-of-charge Oracle Internet File System download is a compelling, cost-effective offering for developers who have been stifled by the expensive, inflexible Windows NT operating system/file system. Oracle Parallel Server on Linux provides enterprise customers with the first Oracle database for high-end data center deployment on Linux cluster configurations. Oracle customers can now deploy mission critical, highly available business applications in the low-cost Linux environment. The general availability of these two products on Linux continues Oracle's commitment to the open-source operating system. Oracle Internet File System, a feature of the Oracle database, allows developers to more easily write and deploy content management and collaborative applications using open, Internet programming languages, including Java and eXtensible Markup Language (XML). Oracle Internet File System delivers the scalability, security and high availability not found in any other file system available today. Additionally, Oracle Internet File System offers developers the unique ability to extend the file system's capabilities using the Java-based Application Programming Interface (API). Linux developers will also be able to take full advantage of the new functionality introduced in Oracle Internet File System in November 2000, including built-in content management features and support for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV), which allows users to collaboratively edit and manage files across the Internet. Oracle Parallel Server is the most mature and trusted high-availability database technology available for the Linux platform. It provides sub-minute failover capability, allowing Linux environments to achieve significantly improved levels of application and data availability. Oracle Parallel Server allows applications running on any server in a cluster instant access to all data in a database, and will support up to a 4-node, 8-way cluster. Using Oracle Parallel Server, hardware servers work together to manage unpredictable workloads and, in case of a system failure, applications will continue to run on the remaining nodes with minimum interruption or loss of data. Several Linux vendors, including SuSE, TurboLinux and VA Linux, have tested Oracle Parallel Server running on Linux and several hardware vendors are working closely with Oracle to assemble and provide clusters to their customer bases. Oracle Parallel Server and Oracle E-Business Suite running on Linux will be demonstrated in the VA Linux booth, #723, during the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, located at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York City. "Linux is maturing into an enterprise-class operating system and its community is eager for vendors to bring Linux enterprise software products to new levels," said Michael Rocha, senior vice president, Platform Technologies Division, Oracle Corporation. "The ongoing expansion of Oracle products, such as Oracle Parallel Server and Oracle Internet File System, to the Linux platform supports the next logical step in addressing enterprise customers' business-critical demands in a proven, open standards environment." Availability Oracle Parallel Server, an option of the Oracle database, and Oracle Internet File System, a free-of-charge feature that ships with the database, are available on Linux for immediate purchase from Oracle, or are currently available to developers for download free-of-charge on Oracle Technology Network. In just the past three months, more than 400,000 developers have downloaded Oracle enterprise software products for Linux via the Oracle Technology Network. Oracle's Support of Linux 2.4.0 In its ongoing effort to be among the first to support the newest open standard technologies, earlier this month Oracle was the first to announce support of the Linux 2.4.0 operating system kernel, which offers increased performance and scalability at the operating system level. Oracle and Linux Oracle was one of the first vendors to embrace the grass-roots phenomenon of the open-source movement and Linux operating system. In the summer of 1999, Oracle announced Oracle8i for Linux and the platform quickly became a strategic operating system for Oracle. Oracle has announced all of its major Internet Platform software products on Linux, including Oracle8i(TM) Release 3, the latest version of its database; Oracle9i(TM) Application Server; and Oracle JDeveloper with Business Components for Java and Oracle Forms, two popular Oracle application development tools. In August 2000, Oracle announced an industry first with the shipment of the first enterprise-edition application server on Linux. Oracle adds to its firsts with Linux with the addition of Oracle Parallel Server and Oracle Internet File System. About Oracle Oracle Corporation provides the software that powers the Internet. For more information about Oracle, please call 650-506-7000. Trademarks Oracle is a registered trademark and Oracle8i and Oracle 9i are trademarks or registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation.RELATED LINKS
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