Oracle Corp. (ORCL)
Wednesday released Oracle Internet Application Server 8i (Oracle iAS),
an enterprise-level application server developed specifically for
Oracle iAS is a Java-based application server designed to offer
more than three times the functionality of other popular
application servers at approximately half the cost. The combination
of Oracle iAS and Oracle8i for Linux aims to provide customers with
a low-cost and powerful Internet application development and
Oracle iAS Wireless Edition, featuring Oracle Portal-to-Go, is
also available for Linux.
To further penetrate the burgeoning Linux marketplace, Oracle
will also partner with Linux vendors. The company today announced
expanded marketing agreements with Caldera, SuSE, TurboLinux, and VA Linux Systems.
New shipments of Linux software from these vendors will include
offers for free trial versions of Oracle8i and Oracle iAS for
Linux. Along with Oracle, they will go to market with Web
advertising and developer-focused activities.
Oracle anticipates that these key Linux partnerships and Oracle
iAS's adoption of the market-leading Apache Web listener will
position Oracle iAS as "the definitive choice among the growing
open-source developer community," a statement released by the
"It's a major milestone for Linux, the open-source developer
community, and Oracle to offer all of our major applications and
the Oracle Internet Platform software for Linux," said Jeremy
Burton, Oracle senior vice president, Product and Services
"With Oracle iAS for Linux, customers have a complete,
enterprise-level software stack to quickly and cost-effectively
build and deploy Linux applications," he added.
Oracle's popular E-Business Suite 11i, a fully-integrated
e-business applications suite was also made available on Linux
earlier this summer. The suite includes Oracle's customer
relationship management, order management, 11i financials, human
resources, manufacturing, procurement, projects, and supply chain
Both Oracle Internet Application Server 8i Standard Edition and
Oracle Internet Application Server 8i Enterprise Edition for Linux
are available for immediate purchase. They are priced at $5 per
universal power unit and $30 per universal power unit,
respectively. The Wireless Edition of Oracle iAS for Linux is also
available immediately and is priced at $150 per universal power
unit and $95 per named user.
A demo version of the product can be downloaded from
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