Oracle Announces Oracle8i(tm) for Linux

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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

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

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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