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Byte.com: Oracle8i Server On Linux

Oct 04, 1999, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Moshe Bar)

"This article will report in detail on how to correctly install and configure the recently released Oracle8i relational database manager. This article will also show why and how I used VMWare to install Oracle."

"The new Oracle8i server is quite revolutionary. It is the first internet-ready RDBMS on the market (the i in Oracle8i stands for Internet). The two main features that make it Internet-ready are the internal Java virtual machine and the internal Web server. These two features open new possibilities in e-commerce and intranet applications. Previously, you had Oracle and a separate Web server. Obviously, there was a big penalty for having the OS switch context many times in order to get data from Oracle and publish it with a Web server. Now, the operating system doesn't have to switch address space when serving html from within Oracle8i, because the Web server is just a thread within the same process."

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