Oracle Announces Availability of Content, Records Databases

By Scott Ferguson  |  Posted 2006-09-20
Oracle announced Sept. 20 that it will begin making the Oracle Content Database and Oracle Records Database, introduced in June, available to its customers.

On June 15, the software company, based in Redwood Shores, Calif., said in a statement that the Oracle Content Database and Oracle Records Database would be part of its new content management strategy.

The Oracle Content Database and Oracle Records Database are new options to add to the Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition.

The products allow enterprise businesses to store, search and retrieve different types of document files, including Microsoft Office files, text files, PDFs, graphics and document images.

These new products will also use SOA (service-oriented architecture) and Web services to allow large corporations to access documents and records wherever they may be stored in the organization, the company said in its statement.

Click here to read more about Oracles Content Database and Records Database.

"Oracle Content Database and Oracle Records Database were designed specifically to ease enterprise-wide adoption and to help reduce the risks associated with information discovery and information loss," Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president of Server Technologies, said in a statement.

The Content Database and the Records Database are both priced at $50,000 per processor.

These two products were developed as part of Oracles new enterprise content management platform, which had been called "Tsunami."

The announcement comes a day after Oracle announced strong first-quarter earnings for its fiscal year 2007.

For the past two years, Oracle has embarked on a buying spree. It has spent millions of dollars acquiring 20 different companies in an effort to overtake SAP, the worlds largest business applications developer.

Click here to read more about Oracles latest purchase.

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