Oracle Database Lite Dials Up Symbian OS

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2005-09-27 Print this article Print

New Database Lite 10g Release 2 will support Symbian OSTM, an OS running on more than 39 million data-enabled mobile phones.

Oracle Database Lite 10g Release 2 will support Symbian OSTM, a standard operating system that runs on more than 39 million data-enabled mobile phones, the company announced at the CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment 2005 show in San Francisco on Tuesday. The agreement between Symbian Ltd. and Oracle Corp. means that Symbian smart phone users will be able to dial in to data from enterprise applications such as CRM (Customer Relationship Management) and sales-force automation. Click here to read more about Intel supplying chips for RIMs new BlackBerry.
Oracle and Symbian are working with mobile network operators and phone manufacturers such as NTT DoCoMo, Motorola and Nokia to ensure high performance and the ability to perform complex data manipulations.
As it is, Oracle Database Lite 10g R2 is already available on NTTs DoCoMo Business FOMA M1000 environment, Motorolas A1000 and phones based on both of Nokia Developer platforms, Series 60 and Series 80. Click here to read more about HP launching handhelds and a wireless printer. In addition, Oracle is working with ISVs including NID-IS, Softbrain and TENIK to create applications and tools needed to support organizations mobile initiatives. Oracle Database Lite 10g R2 was made generally available in July. It relies on Oracles Grid computing infrastructure which, Oracle contends, enables incremental scalability to support thousands of concurrent users. "Handset vendors and carriers are always looking for new services to maintain and increase revenue generating opportunities," said Andrew Mendelsohn, Oracles senior vice president of Database Server Technologies, in a statement. "Oracle Database Lite provides the perfect high performance, reliable and secure database to manage handset data to support these new services." Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest database news, reviews and analysis.
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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