Apache Today: Oracle Introduces Oracle 9i Application Server
Oct 02, 2000, 14:47 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Extending its technology lead in an expected $11 billion
application server market, Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the largest
provider of software for e-business, today announced the
forthcoming availability of Oracle9i Application Server, featuring
patent-pending Web cache technology that dramatically increases Web
site performance and scalability. E-businesses can expect
impressive capacity improvements, starting with a single instance
of Oracle9i Application Server on inexpensive hardware. The
Oracle(R) Store, for example, has seen more than 100-fold
improvement in throughput, with a 70% decrease in back-end server
load, since deploying Oracle9i Application Server."
"Oracle9i Application Server is the evolution of Oracle Internet
Application Server 8i. Its advanced cache technology takes the
pressure off of busy Web sites by storing and load balancing
frequently accessed Web pages in memory, whether the pages are
statically or dynamically generated. As a result, Oracle9i
Application Server can service up to 7,500 HTTP requests per second
on a single 2-CPU machine, whereas most dynamic Web sites require
hundreds of Web servers to sustain this level of throughput."
"To produce sustained quality of service during peak times,
Oracle9i Application Server's patent-pending surge protection
technology provides consistent cache performance even during
traffic spikes or if Web site content is changing frequently.
Competing Web cache products do not offer the same level of
performance guarantee, and force customers to rely on expensive and
complex content delivery tools to propagate content updates to
their caches. In addition, these content delivery tools cannot
handle the volume of content updates demanded by today's leading
dynamic Web sites."