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Oracle Database

A very popular relational database management system (DBMS) from Oracle, introduced in 1978. Oracle was the first database product to run on a huge variety of hardware from micro to mainframe, giving it a major competitive advantage in the 1980s. By 2011, the number of platforms had been reduced to approximately a dozen versions of Windows, Linux, Unix and Solaris.

Versions i, g and c
Starting in 1999 with Version 8i, the "i" reflected support for the Internet with its built-in Java Virtual Machine (JVM). In 2003, Oracle 10g was introduced with emphasis on grid computing ("g"), which enables clusters of low-cost, industry standard servers to be treated as a single unit. The "c" stands for cloud computing, and Oracle 12c (2013) is geared for multiple customers sharing resources in datacenter servers. See Oracle 12c.

Java Built In
With a JVM (Java interpreter) built into the DBMS, triggers and stored procedures can be written and executed in Java rather than Oracle's PL/SQL programming language. It enables Internet developers to write applications and database procedures in the same language. In addition, the JVM can also execute Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs), turning the DBMS into an application server. See Oracle, PL/SQL, EJB and Oracle Content Management SDK.
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Oracle Services has already helped NZX complete the first phase, upgrading its Oracle8i Database.
has launched a new, intensive, two-week Oracle8i "Bootcamp" and a traditional, full-scale Oracle8i curriculum for 2001.
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Nasdaq: ORCL), the largest provider of software for e-business, has announced the industry's first clustered database server on the Linux operating system, Oracle8i Parallel Server.
Red Hat and Oracle Corp have partnered to launch a version of Red Hat's Linux Enterprise Edition product that has been optimised for the Oracle8i database software.
SCO has signed an agreement with Oracle to distribute Oracle8i evaluation software with SCO products as a newly created Database Starter Kit, to be available from SCO.
With this new software release, Ingrian DataSecure(TM) Platforms can now be integrated with Oracle Database 10g, as well as Oracle8i Database and Oracle9i Database, via standard interfaces.
Designed to be "application-aware," SDP offers data protection that tightly integrates with Oracle8i and Oracle9i database," said David Miller, the software's developer.
Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ), Houston, Texas, has announced that Oracle8i Appliance software, starting in May, is available on Compaq ProLiant servers through select Value Added Distributors in North America.
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on development of mobile "point-of-work" solutions based on Oracle8i Lite and Autodesk MapGuide technology.