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Oracle Announces Oracle8i(tm) for Linux

Mar 02, 1999, 10:22 (0 Talkback[s])

Thanks to Erik Ratcliffe for the tip.

Oracle(r) Technology Network Opens Internet Developer Registration for Oracle8i on Linux; Offers Free Early Access CD to First 20,000 Registrants

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 2, 1999-At LinuxWorld today, Oracle Corp. announced that Oracle8i(tm) for Linux is scheduled to be available in 60 days. Oracle also opened Internet developer registration for Oracle8i on Linux via the Oracle(r) Technology Network(OTN), and announced that the first 20,000 registrants will receive a free early access CD. Through this special offer OTN members can register at http://technet.oracle.com and have an Oracle8i on Linux CD shipped to them directly.

"Since Oracle announced support for the Linux platform we have been overwhelmed at the response from the Linux community," said Jeremy Burton, vice president of Server Marketing at Oracle Corp. "Oracle is committed to supporting Linux across our product stack, and to giving Internet developers early access to Oracle technology on Linux, including Oracle8i."

The combination of Oracle8i, the industry's first Internet database, and Linux, the leading operating system for the Internet, will allow customers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to easily harness Internet technology for business innovation. The availability of Oracle8i on Linux will accelerate the development of Internet-based computing solutions on Linux by providing a stable, scalable datastore for Internet applications.

Oracle also announced the creation of a First-to-Market initiative, as part of the Oracle Partner Program, that will allow qualified Linux software vendors to quickly get the expertise they need to develop applications and deliver them to customers ahead of the competition. For more information, ISVs can send email to FirsttoM@us.oracle.com.

Oracle at LinuxWorld
Mark Jarvis, Oracle's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, will be keynoting at LinuxWorld today at 10:30 a.m. and will be highlighting several demonstrations of Oracle products on Linux. Oracle will also be demonstrating several products on Linux in their corporate booth (Booth #1834), including:

  • Oracle Applications on Linux: The first ERP suite with support for Linux.
  • Oracle WebDB on Linux: A wizard-based development environment for cost-effectively building, deploying and proactively managing HTML Web database applications and content-driven Web sites.
  • Oracle8i InterMedia: The first database driven "Dynamic Web Design" environment, that enables Oracle8i to manage multimedia content for both Internet and traditional applications for image, audio, video, location, text and relational data.
  • Oracle Developer and Oracle Developer Server on Linux: For easily building and deploying complex enterprise-class Internet database applications.

Oracle Support for Linux
Since first announcing support for Linux in September of 1998, Oracle has provided free Oracle8(tm) on Linux software to more than 40,000 Linux developers. In an ongoing effort to support the Linux community, Oracle has formed strategic relationships with major Linux vendors-including Caldera Systems Inc., Pacific HiTech, Penguin Computing, Red Hat Software, S.u.S.E. Linux, and VA Research Linux Systems.

"Oracle's decision to give Oracle8 and the Oracle Application Server for Linux away to developers was a very good decision," said Kris Kortright, System Engineer, Road Runner, Inc. "This offer, and Oracle's support of the Linux operating system, is a powerful statement by Oracle in support of Linux. I now run Oracle on RedHat, and am learning to make full use of Oracle in my programs."

Additionally, Cygnus Solutions, the largest vendor of Linux-based tools, is working to deliver to Oracle its market-leading GNUPro Toolkit for Oracle8i Linux development.

Oracle Corporation is the world's leading supplier of software for information management, and the world's second largest software company. With annual revenues of more than $8.0 billion, the company offers its database, application server, tools and application products, along with related consulting, education and support services, in more than 145 countries around the world.

For more information about Oracle, please call 650/506-7000. Oracle's World Wide Web address is (URL) http://www.oracle.com/.

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