Oracle Show Girds for Grid

August 29, 2003

[From internetnews.com]

Oracle (Quote, Company Info) has big plans for its upcoming OracleWorld San Francisco 2003 event. The software company will unveil new versions of its database and application servers with a newer focus: grid computing (define).

Bob Shimp, vice president of Oracle database marketing, said the company will have a laser-like focus on grid computing for products it is calling Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Application Server 10g. Oracle 10g database will make it possible for a business create a single repository of computing power by linking several servers together.

The new approach is geared to help customers save the time they'd normally spend monitoring the complex systems and the costs associated with having more machines. Oracle has been reticent to reveal too many specifics, but the company has said it will unveil upgrades to its Enterprise Manager database management software, which will let a database administrator prepare shifts in server capacity.

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