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Oracle Announces Broad Support for Oracle9i on Linux

ISVs Partner to Provide Enterprise-Class Applications At Lower Cost

RALEIGH, N.C.

"Given the global economy, businesses are looking for ways to cut cost without sacrificing quality," said Julie Tung, vice president, Global Partnering at Oracle. "By offering stability, functionality, openness and lower total cost of ownership, Oracle and Linux enable developers and ISVs to deploy high-performance solutions at a lower cost."



 

ISVs Voice Testimonials Supporting Oracle and Linux Enterprise-Ready Solutions

As the first major software company to support Linux, Oracle enjoys strong backing from its ISV partners, developers and customers for its Oracle9i Database, Oracle9i Application Server, and Oracle9i Developer Suite for Linux.

TUSC provides a comprehensive set of consulting services in the areas of strategy, architecture, implementation, support and training. TUSC's expertise revolves around enterprise management solutions to deliver strategic competitive advantage in the areas of e-business, Customer Resource Management, Global Remote Database Administration, Data Management and Transformation.

"The TUSC and Oracle relationship is built upon our mutual commitment to performance and functionality of enterprise solutions," said Rich Niemiec, CEO, TUSC. "Oracle9i Database continues to be the best performing database in the market. The availability, recovery and scalability features are at least five years ahead of Oracle's closest competitor. The Linux market is a huge growth opportunity for all. Supporting Oracle technology on Linux was an easy decision for us - Oracle has supported open standards for the past 25 years."

Sistina develops software for Linux that uniquely enables organizations to build and economically manage low-cost, sharable storage systems. Sistina provides cluster file technology that includes Sistina's Global File System¿ (GFS) and Logical Volume Manager (LVM) to organizations requiring the capacity to store, manage and access increasing quantities of data.

"By teaming with Oracle, Sistina further strengthens its leadership in the Linux cluster file system space by adding to the wealth of technology and service developments around Oracle9i Database," said Frank Crusing, president and CEO, Sistina. "Having installed and tested Release 2 of Oracle9i Database, Oracle has created an 'unbreakable' database with Oracle9i Real Application Clusters. Reliability has never been better, the new cluster manager software has been simplified, both complementing Sistina technology. Users deploying Oracle9i Real Application Clusters with Sistina's GFS will immediately benefit from an enhanced platform optimized for scalability, reliability, and manageability."

FalconStor Software, a leading provider of network storage infrastructure software, reduces storage operating costs by aggregating and provisioning storage capacity and management services over Fibre Channel and IP-based storage networks. FalconStor's IPStor is certified and has successfully completed interoperability testing with Release 2 of Oracle9i Database with Real Application Clusters.

"Release 2 of Oracle9i Database with Real Application Clusters is a valuable and key element for ISVs leveraging high data availability. The combination of Linux as a reliable and high-performing operating system, and the scalability and management ease of Oracle9i Real Application Clusters appeal to FalconStor and our customers looking for low cost solutions," said ReiJane Huai, FalconStor's chairman and CEO. "The IPStor for Linux leverages Oracle9i Real Application Clusters, to better manage the performance and reliability of critical applications running across database clustering technology."

"Oracle's commitment and investment in the Linux community is a welcome addition to the wide spread adoption of Linux as a low cost, reliable platform for enterprise-class deployments," said Paul Adams, SteelEye president and CEO. "As a leader in developing affordable and easy to deploy data protection and business continuity solutions, our clients are finding the combination of Oracle9i Database and SteelEye running on Linux to be extremely durable for their IT environment."

"More than ever, the critical environments of our aviation, aerospace and defense manufacturing clients require data-intensive enterprise applications that are reliable, available, secure and high-performing. CIMA will offer Oracle9i Database on Linux as the platform for our applications software," said Marianne Mohr, director of Marketing at CIMA. "We are encouraged by Oracle's commitment and investment in the Linux environment as we see Linux moving forward with wider adoptions as a low-cost and reliable enterprise-level platform. The combined solution of CIMA's focused Aerospace & Defense ERP applications, the Oracle9i Database and Linux operating system delivers a cost-effective solution for providing enterprise applications to our highly valued clients."

About the Oracle Partner Network

The Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 12,000 companies who deliver innovative enterprise software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's Internet economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company.

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