Oracle8i Release 3 Enterprise

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2001-01-01 Print this article Print

Edition"> Oracle8i Release 3 Enterprise Edition

Organizations doing Web development will find more features and better integration between components in this release and what competitors offer. With new Web server and file server components, centralization is what this release is all about, and organizations that want to consolidate servers will find Oracle8i Release 3 paves the way.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Integration with Apache Web server provides an easy way to serve up Web content using Oracle.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // IFS in Oracle8i Release 3 provides a fundamentally new and attractive way to store files and manage content.

IFS adds file-sharing and mail server features to the database; new Web server and built-in JavaServer Pages and Java servlet support; fine-grained security and strong XML features.

No OLAP server included; very high purchase cost; still the most complicated server database to manage, tune and administer; IFS lacks LDAP support.

Oracle Corp., Redwood Shores, Calif.; (650)506-7000;

Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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