Oracle Eyes Linux on iSeries

October 9, 2003

[From iSeries Network]

October 08, 2003 - When it comes to Oracle and the iSeries, you'd think that never the twain shall meet. The iSeries, after all, comes with its own venerable DB2/400 database, and IBM's DB2 UDB continues to slug it out with Oracle in the wider enterprise IT arena.

However, on September 10, with no fanfare, a notice quietly appeared on Oracle's Web site that reveals plans for its Oracle 9i database and Linux on the iSeries. There's very little info, but the relevant page (at states that Oracle is constructing a Developer's Release of Oracle 9i R2 Database for Power/Linux capable of running on Linux for iSeries and pSeries servers.

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