Oracle(r) Makes it Even Easier to Own Industry's Fastest, Most Reliable and Cost-Effective Database Software

February 3, 2004

[From Oracle Corp.]

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Feb. 3, 2004 - (http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?2883688) Oracle today announced new pricing for Oracle Database 10g Standard Edition One. The price for Oracle Database 10g Standard Edition One has been lowered to $4,995 per processor and the maximum server capacity has been extended to 2-processors. Standard Edition One also is available with Named User Plus licensing at $149 per user with a minimum of five users. With this announcement, SMB customers can now get the world's fastest, most reliable database at much lower costs.

In addition, for those customers looking to build highly available and scalable information technology systems, Oracle's database clusters will now, for the first time, be offered for free to those who purchase Oracle Database 10g Standard Edition. For these customers, the maximum server capacity is 4-Processors in a cluster. Customers can start small and grow their business using Oracle Real Application Clusters 10g as their business priorities change. Using Oracle's database clusters, customers can benefit from the highest levels of availability and reliability at lower costs than competing databases.

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