On November 15, Oracle Corp., announced the pending availability of Oracle8i Release 2, the follow-on to Oracle8i, the most rapidly adopted database product ever released by the company. To date, more than 5000 "Dot Coms" and other enterprises are using Oracle8i. Additionally, over 800 Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) have developed applications and tools optimized for Oracle8i data warehousing and online transaction processing features since the product's release in March 1999. The new release has expanded analytical data warehousing functions, native support for Java2 and performance and management enhancements.
of Oracle8i, the extremely successful latest generation of Oracle's flagship database product. According to Chuck Rozwat, senior vice president of server technologies at Oracle, It strengthens and expands Oracle's commitment to Internet computing by improving product performance, quality, and native support for technologies like Java and XML. As a indicator of its success, Oracle points to the fact that over 256,000 copies of Oracle8i have been downloaded. A recent survey of customers indicated that 70