Oracle to Offer Free Database

 
 
By Brian Fonseca  |  Posted 2005-11-07 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Guarding itself against the growing popularity of open-source databases, oracle last week announced the beta release of its free oracle 10g express edition database.

Guarding itself against the growing popularity of open-source databases, Oracle last week announced the beta release of its free Oracle 10g Express Edition database. The diminutive Oracle Database XE will be available by years end, said Oracle officials. The free low-end software runs on servers featuring a single processor, along with 4GB of disk memory and 1GB of RAM.


 
 
 
 
Brian Fonseca is a senior writer at eWEEK who covers database, data management and storage management software, as well as storage hardware. He works out of eWEEK's Woburn, Mass., office. Prior to joining eWEEK, Brian spent four years at InfoWorld as the publication's security reporter. He also covered services, and systems management. Before becoming an IT journalist, Brian worked as a beat reporter for The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., and cut his teeth in the news business as a sports and news producer for Channel 12-WPRI/Fox 64-WNAC in Providence, RI. Brian holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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