SAN FRANCISCO – Administrators of Oracle Corp. software could find their lives getting a bit easier in the next six months, as the software giant readies additional clustering and platform support.
The Redwood City, Calif., based Oracle announced the development work here on Monday at its OpenWorld conference.
Specifically, the database and applications vendor announced seven add-on modules to its application clustering technology, which is the main new feature in its Oracle9i database, launched in June. The new modules simplify event and cluster management, and ensure that clusters can communicate with applications, with the databases lock manager, and with the operating systems kernel, said Juan Jones, vice president of systems platforms.
That functionality will be ported to non-Compaq Computer Corp. servers in six months, Jones said. Early next year, Oracle will announce new ways that it can explore Compaqs inroads with independent software vendors, Jones added.
Separately, Compaq officials announced here the January 2002 availability of pre-configured servers for Oracle databases and applications. Compaq rivals Dell Computer Corp., of Round Rock, Texas, and Sun Microsystems Inc., of Palo Alto, Calif., also are announcing pre-configured servers for Oracle this week, officials from those companies said.
The International Oracle Users Group, based in Chicago, will also increasingly serve users in the next few months. The 6,000-member organization is gradually making its Web site into a portal for news and technical tips catered to database administrators, President Rich Niemiec said.
IOUG also plans to create special interest groups for users of IBMs Informix database who are migrating to Oracle; for users of the Linux open-source operating system; and for users of Hopkinton, Mass.s EMC Corp. data storage technology, he said. ´