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Andrew Mendelsohn (pictured), senior vice president of Oracle's server technologies division, has given a briefing to CNET in which he says that a new low-end edition of Oracle's 10g database called Oracle 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) will be beta-released by Oracle onTuesday. Then aim of Oracle Database XE is to provide Oracle with something with which to compete against free and open-source alternatives to Oracle's 10g such as MySQL, Postgres, and EnterpriseDB. Mendelsohn told CNET: "There is definitely a market there (for low-end databases) and a demand. And we want them to be using Oracle and not MySQL or SQL Server Express." EnterpriseDB has been making such rapid inroads on the free-database market that industry maven Bill Roth has even suggested that it could be the beginning of the end of Oracle's business model. "After working with EnterpriseDB it o... (more)

Oracle Upgrades Grid Computing Database

Oracle has announced the general availability of Oracle Database 10g Release 2, with improvements in performance, availability, manageability and security over the initial release. "Oracle sets the bar for relational databases while our competitors struggle to deliver basic functionality in a timely manner," said Andy Mendelsohn, senior vice president of Database Server Technologies, Oracle. "Oracle Database 10g Release 2 builds upon the grid capabilities delivered in Release 1, while introducing significant new security capabilities. It is a comprehensive and integrated product ... (more)

Oracle Exec Ted Farrell Outlines Oracle Open AJAX Strategy

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Oracle Supports AJAX With Updated Fusion Middleware

Oracle VP Ted Farrell recently spoke to SYS-CON in an exclusive recorded interview about the company's emerging AJAX strategy. In a follow-up, he answered some questions about the company's JDeveloper Release 3, which supports AJAX.. He told us that Oracle 10g Release 3 has "lots of new features, including support for building Ajax applications, (including) There are many new features and functionality. For example, our new Java Server Faces support allows developers to build applications that target a wide variety of devices such as desktop, html in the web browsers, mobile device... (more)

PHP Company Zend Announces Update Of Zend Core For Oracle

Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP company, has announced an updated version of Zend Core for Oracle, which supports businesses using PHP for mission-critical Web applications by delivering a reliable, high performance, easy-to-install PHP development and production environment fully integrated with the Oracle  Database 10g.The new release is validated with Oracle Database 10g Release 2, including the Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE). Oracle Database XE is a starter edition of Oracle’s world-class database that is free to download and free for develop... (more)