Oracle, whose database software has made the company billions, released a
free version of its database to compete with the increasingly popular free
products from MySQL and SleepyCat.
The free beta version of Oracle Database 10g Express Edition, or Oracle Database XE, is available for download today, the company said in a statement. XE was created to give
software developers, database administrators and students a sense of what it
is like to run their applications on Oracle code.
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