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Oracle8i Release 3 Enterprise Edition

USABILITY

B

CAPABILITY

A

PERFORMANCE

B

INTEROPERABILITY

B

MANAGEABILITY

B

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.

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