"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
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