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| Oracle Japan Moves Forward Shipment Date of Linux Oracle8
January 25, 1999 (TOKYO) -- Oracle Corp. Japan said it will ship its
relational database management system for the Linux OS on March 18,
earlier than initially planned.
|The product, Oracle8 Workgroup Server for Linux Release8.0.5, originally
was intended to be made available in May.
Oracle's Linux version of Oracle8 was released for sale in October 1998
in the United States.
However, with an increasing demand for the Linux version in the market
and more Linux system integrators appearing, Oracle Japan decided to
release Oracle8.0.5 for Linux earlier.
The company reportedly will try to replace 10-20 percent of the RDBMS
market for Windows NT with the Linux version in one year.
The Linux version will target the low-end market covering electronic
commerce applications over the Internet, a department server of an enterprise
or application development platform for system integrators.
In addition, Oracle Japan will try to introduce Linux versions of "Oracle
Web Application Server," "Developer/2000" development tool or "Oracle8
Enterprise Edition" by watching the market.
The price for "Oracle8 Workgroup Server" starts from 220,000 yen (US$1,940)
for a five-user/10-client version, the same price as the Windows NT
Oracle Japan guarantees two Linux distribution packages, "TurboLinux"
from Pacific Hitech Inc. and "Japanese redhat Linux5.2" from Itsutsubashi
Research Co., Ltd.
Pacific Hitech intends to sell "TurboLinux Server," which bundles Oracle8
with TurboLinux, in March. That corresponds to Linux Oracle8 shipments
from Oracle Japan.
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