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PRNewswire: Oracle Ships iFS, the Internet File System - First File Systems Innovation in 20 Years

May 17, 2000, 18:39 (2 Talkback[s])

"Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the largest provider of software for e-Business, today announced availability of Oracle(R) Internet File System (iFS), which combines the simplicity of the Windows file system with the powerful information management features of Oracle8i(TM). Now with iFS, companies can easily manage all their content in a single repository, content which is currently scattered across PC desktops, document management systems and web sites. This innovation yields tremendous gains in efficiencies for e-Businesses faced with the mounting problem of managing the variety and high-volume of content -- not just data -- being generated by the Internet, business-to-business exchanges, e-commerce and enterprise portals."

"In spite of the proliferation of the Internet and tremendous innovation within the software industry, the file system has been virtually unchanged in the past 20 years. Oracle iFS is the first file system designed for the Internet. It brings order to today's document chaos, supporting the storage and management of over 150 different file types, including documents created using Extensible Markup Language (XML). Independent software vendors (ISVs), especially XML and image document management application vendors, are embracing iFS as a means to innovate their applications rapidly-delivering advances in functionality which were for all intents and purposes impossible to achieve under the primitive architectural constraints of the Windows file system. (See separate press release.) "

"Available immediately, Oracle iFS includes... Browser-based access from any operating system: Users are not constrained by the standard Windows Explorer interface, they are free to access their files using a standard web browser. This is useful for remote access over dial-up lines or access from any other client machines such as Linux, iMac and UNIX."

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