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PRNewswire: Oracle Announces Oracle8i Release 2 for Linux

Feb 16, 2000, 22:18 (3 Talkback[s])

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"Continuing its commitment to open, low-cost computing, Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the number one choice for e-business, today announced the pending availability of Oracle8i(TM) Release 2 on Linux. The latest offering from Oracle will provide dot-coms and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with a reliable, scalable, and secure Internet database based on Linux, the low-cost operating system that has enjoyed an explosive adoption rate among e-businesses. To date, almost 20,0000 more Internet developers have downloaded Oracle8i for Linux than Oracle 8i for Windows NT from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). Oracle8i Release 2 is scheduled to be available for download on OTN, http://technet.oracle.com, free of charge in 30 days."

Oracle 8i Release 2 incorporates several powerful new capabilities to meet the needs of e-business such as advanced built-in analytical functions for data warehousing, Java 2, XML support, and superior security that protects data in-storage and in-transit."

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