SUSE Linux Validated For Oracle9i Database

June 15, 2001

Oracle OpenWorld Demos Show SUSE Linux and Oracle9i Real Application Clusters For Enterprise Scalability.


Today, SUSE Linux, the international technology leader and solutions provider in open source, announced its Linux operating system is now validated for Oracle9i Database, the latest advanced database technology from Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ: ORCL). With this validation, SUSE Linux broadens its enterprise directives to reach a wide audience of IT customers committed to deploying the extensive e-business infrastructure provided through Oracle9i Database..

Oracle9i Database provides a powerful software infrastructure for the e-business needs of thousands of companies around the world,said Dirk Hohndel, president of SUSE Inc. in Oakland, California. "Using SUSE Linux, these companies have one of the most secure, affordable and reliable operating system in the world as an alternative to more expensive systems such as WindowsNT and proprietary Unix systems. We are pleased to be the first Linux company to have validated our operating system against Oracle9i Database and we look forward to our extensive collaboration on future products.

We ask our Linux partners to use an extensive set of criteria to validate and test their operating systems with Oracle9i Database,? said Doug Kennedy, vice president, Global Partnerships, Systems Platform Division, Oracle Corporation. ?This brings enormous value to customers because it gives them the affordability and reliability of Linux together with the power of Oracle9i Database. In addition, at Oracle OpenWorld in Berlin, Oracle9i Real Application Clusters running on SUSE Linux is being shown in Network Appliance's booth (#1410) and Intel's booth (#1902).

Demo Description.
The demonstrations at Oracle OpenWorld in Berlin will be the first demonstrations of Oracle9i RAC on Linux and Network Appliance Filers. The Oracle9i Real Application Clusters demos show the high availability and scalability strengths of Oracle9i Database. The demonstrated solution consists of four FastTango Intel-based servers running SUSE Linux, connected to a Network Appliance F840 Filer. Oracle9i Real Application Clusters provides database clustering and leverages FastTango's infrastructure. The demos will show high availability and scalability by removing or adding nodes in the cluster in real time, with no interruption of the application.

About Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Real Application Clusters
Oracle9i Database is the complete database with market-leading speed and scalability that will help customers lower overall computing costs. Real Application Clusters in Oracle9i Database provides out-of-the-box, near-linear scaling, compatibility with package applications with no required re-design and the ability to quickly add nodes and disk as needed.

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