Oracles Flagship Database Gets New Name

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-07-21 Print this article Print

In a nod to the importance that grid computing will play in the next iteration of its flagship database, Oracle is calling the update Oracle10G.

In a nod to the importance that grid computing will play in the next iteration of its flagship database, Oracle Corp. is calling the update Oracle10G. Oracle10G, which features what the Redwood Shores, Calif., company calls Dynamic Grid Computing, will be unveiled at OracleWorld in September in San Francisco. The first public mention of the new name appeared recently in an Oracle Web site page that advertises OracleWorld Paris.
Oracle officials have released scant details about upcoming features in Oracle10G. Rumors and confirmed features include hyped speed, scalability that will support petabyte databases, enhanced XML database and Web services support, expanded clustering support, and additional grid-computing features.
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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