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ZDNet UK: Oracle unveils new application server optimised for online database-driven applications

Jul 05, 2000, 20:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eamonn Sullivan)

"Oracle last week took the wraps off an application server optimised for online, database-driven applications, allowing businesses and developers to take advantage of the platform beneath Oracle's Release 11i line of vertical applications."

"Oracle officials said the Internet Application Server (IAS) and its accompanying developer kit provides a general platform for middleware, enabling companies to consolidate a large number of servers onto one platform. It includes Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) support, the Apache Web server, software for cacheing and business intelligence analysis, and support for forms-based applications and business portals. The product runs on several versions of Unix, including Linux, and will be available on Windows in a few weeks, officials said."

"The software underlying the product was shipped earlier with Oracle Release 11i, Oracle's range of vertical applications for disciplines such as human resources and procurement. Robert Shimp, Oracle's senior director of product marketing, said the features underlying those applications have been split out to enable customers to take advantage of them for third-party and custom middleware and also so Oracle can challenge IBM and BEA."

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