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ComputerWeekly.com: Oracle backs Linux through 8i

Oct 05, 2000, 12:32 (1 Talkback[s])

"Oracle is beta testing the first clustered database server operating on Linux, and expects to ship the product by the end of the year. The development of Oracle 8i Parallel server, announced at Oracle Openworld in San Francisco this week, follows support for Linux from IBM and Dell and marks another step towards the operating system's development into an enterprise class product."

"Oracle claimed the new product offers unheralded levels of application and data availability for Linux users by offering "sub-minute" failover capability."

"The availability of enterprise class solutions, such as Oracle 8i Parallel Server and Oracle 8i running on Linux is an important step towards allowing organisations to construct cost-effective clusters, based on high-volume and low-cost systems," said Dan Kuznetsky, vice president of System software at analysts IDC."

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