Oracle product line simplified

Oracle Corporation, provider of e-business software, has just released a new line of products that is set to simplify its entire product line. 7 July 2000 (MaxisNet)- Oracle's new products, the Internet Application Server (IAS) and the Oracle 8i Release 3, will offer a complete and straightforward solution in building an Internet platform.

Oracle Corporation, provider of e-business software, has just released a new line of products that is set to simplify its entire product line.

7 July 2000 (MaxisNet)- Oracle's new products, the Internet Application Server (IAS) and the Oracle 8i Release 3, will offer a complete and straightforward solution in building an Internet platform.

These new solutions were contrived due to infrastructure cost and incompatibility. According to Oracle, 80% of cost is usually spent on maintaining and managing the infrastructure. The incompatibility problem is also a contributing factor to increased cost, in that incompatible applications will require further costs in making them compatible.

However with Oracle's Internet Applications Server and the 8i Release 3, this will ease cost issues as well as ease the burden on the developer as well.

The Oracle 8i allows is data management tool that is reliable and scalable. It manages relational data, documents and also multimedia information. It centralises all data in one location, which simplifies data retrieval, which in turn reduces cost.

Due to its versatility, it runs all software applications such as all portal softwares, database applications and business intelligent applications. With the Oracle 8I Cache, it can now hold data located previously located on the database in the memory on the middle tier. This will accelerate access to the required information.

The IAS

The IAS is a combination Oracle JDeveloper, Oracle Portal, Oracle Forms Developer and Designer, and Oracle's Business Intelligence tools, Oracle Reports and Oracle Discoverer.

With Oracle's unique portal developer, it rapidly assembles portal sites from a web browser to build a portal site. A portal is made out of many portlets.

Its business intelligence tools which includes reporting, advanced analysis, ad-hoc queries and data mining is solution for any business that requires solutions for forecasting and analysis. Again, this too runs on the IAS.

What Oracle now offers its customers include a complete solution suite that can carry out and manage all the information, as well as carry out any task within its extensive capabilities.

"The new economy isn't waiting. If the software cannot be deployed now, then in two years time you will be out of the game. Technology is moving at a rapid pace," explained Jeremy Burton, senior VP of Product Marketing.

He further added that the security features of the products have not been touched because it is similar to its database application security system; adding that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA ) runs on Oracle.

Mission critical

The IAS also runs mission critical applications, hence customers can now share information between the database and the middle tier. It will be made available on a staggering of platforms.

Together with the Internet Developer Suite, the IAS and the developer suite will now allow developers to create a single application. With standard implementations, developers now have all they need to run applications for any customer or corporate site.

The pricing of the products is as follows:

IAS:
Standard - US$5 Per Power Unit
Enterprise - US$30 Per Power Unit
Wireless - US$150 Per Power Unit

The Oracle Developer Suite is priced at US$4,995 per named user.

According to Bill Heil, VP and GM for Business Critical Servers, Compaq Computer Corporation - one of Oracle's global-partner - with business applications rapidly growing, integration becomes difficult on the e-business platform. Oracle however has simplified the entire e-business structure.

He added that Oracle has a strong platform with their e-business suite, their Oracle 8i database and the Oracle Internet Application Server.

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