HP and EMC Support Oracle8, The Database for Network Computing; HP 9000 Enterprise Server and EMC Enterprise Storage Systems Help Provide a Powerful Solution for High-end Computing Environments.NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 24, 1997--Hewlett-Packard Company, a leading supplier of open enterprise computing Refers to information technology in the larger company. See enterprise data and enterprise networking. , and EMC Corporation EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is an American Fortune 500 and S&P 500 manufacturer of software and systems for information management and storage. It is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA. , a leading supplier of intelligent enterprise-storage and retrieval technology, today announced their support of Oracle8(TM), Oracle's next-generation database for network computing Storing and/or running applications in servers in a network. See cloud computing and network computer. . HP is delivering high-end hardware platforms Each hardware platform, or CPU family, has a unique machine language. All software presented to the computer for execution must be in the binary coded machine language of that CPU. Following is a list of the major hardware platforms in existence today. See platform. , and EMC (1) (EMC Corporation, Hopkinton, MA, www.emc.com) The leading supplier of storage products for midrange computers and mainframes. Founded in 1979 by Richard J. Egan and Roger Marino, EMC has developed advanced storage and retrieval technologies for the world's largest companies. is delivering enterprise storage solutions for the latest version of Oracle's flagship product A primary product of a company, which is typically why the company was founded and/or what made it well known. For example, MS-DOS, Windows and the Microsoft Office suite have been flagship products of Microsoft. CorelDRAW is a flagship product of Corel Corporation. . HP and EMC use Oracle8 to provide customers with a reliable, open-systems-based networking architecture that will support large databases effectively and provide the flexibility to deploy leading-edge Internet applications.
Oracle8, the Database for Network Computing, manages large amounts of information securely, reliably and economically over computer networks. Oracle8 is a versatile information platform that enables high-speed transactions, better business decisions and sophisticated object-relational applications. Built on a foundation of proven technology, Oracle8 is designed to lower an organization's computing costs, manage all types of data and deliver faster information access to all kinds of users.
"Oracle8 enables HP and EMC to leverage their customers' existing technology investments and provide them with more power, flexibility, manageability and a smooth upgrade path," said Gary Bloom, senior vice president of the Worldwide Alliances and Technologies Division, Oracle Corporation. "Oracle8, combined with HP servers and EMC storage, builds on the Oracle Universal Data Server foundation to create a versatile business platform for high-speed transactions, powerful decision support and leading-edge network computing applications."
The HP and EMC solution is designed to provide customers interested in large-scale decision-support systems (DSS (1) (Digital Signature Standard) A National Security Administration standard for authenticating an electronic message. See RSA and digital signature.
(2) (Digital Satellite S ) and OLTP (OnLine Transaction Processing) See transaction processing and OLCP.
OLTP - On-Line Transaction Processing applications with a tightly integrated, robust package capable of handling multimedia and object-based technology. The platform has the scalability to support databases from gigabytes to terabytes while handling systems ranging from single users to tens of thousands of users.
An HP and EMC configuration, built and tested at EMC's development facilities in Massachusetts, was demonstrated on-stage here today at Oracle's Network Computing Launch at Radio City Music Hall Radio City Music Hall
New York City’s famous cinema; home of the Rockettes. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2338]
See : Theater . The system was deployed on a four-node HP 9000 Enterprise Server cluster running the HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.
(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations. (1) operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. with 5TB of EMC's Symmetrix 3000 Integrated Cached Disk Arrays.
"HP, as a long-time strategic partner of Oracle, can provide its customers with a smooth transition to a broad range of scaleable, powerful and pervasive computing Refers to the use of computers in everyday life, including PDAs, smartphones and other mobile devices. It also refers to computers contained in commonplace objects such as cars and appliances and implies that people are unaware of their presence. products today, without sacrificing the flexibility that tomorrow demands," said Bill Russell, general manager for HP's Enterprise Servers Group. "HP is committed to delivering an unparalleled hardware platform for the next generation of network computing."
"As an Oracle core-development platform, EMC's Symmetrix Enterprise Storage systems already have tested and scaled Oracle8 into the multiterabyte range, ensuring that this powerful solution is ready for large-scale customer applications," said Michael C. Ruettgers, EMC's president and chief executive officer. "Scaleable, highly available, intelligent storage is a cornerstone of large Oracle8 database configurations and Network Computing Architecture."
The HP 9000 Enterprise Server system runs the industry-leading HP-UX enterprise-class operating system. Additionally, HP offers Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) solutions on the Intel-based HP NetServer family. The HP 9000 Enterprise Server and HP NetServer system platforms provide customers with scaleable, interoperable and highly available commercial systems.
EMC Symmetrix Enterprise Storage systems provide simultaneous support of up to 32 heterogeneous servers, up to three terabytes of capacity in a single system and feature a variety of user-selectable levels of information-management, information-protection and information-sharing capabilities.
EMC Corporation, based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, is the world's leading supplier of intelligent enterprise storage and retrieval technology, designing systems for mainframe, open systems and midrange environments. The company has offices worldwide, trades on the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
World's largest marketplace for securities. The exchange began as an informal meeting of 24 men in 1792 on what is now Wall Street in New York City. under the symbol EMC, and is a member of the S&P 500 Index. For further information about EMC products and services, EMC's home page can be accessed at http://www.emc.com .
Oracle Corporation is the world's leading supplier of software for information management, and the world's second largest software company. With annual revenues exceeding $5.2 billion, the company offers its database, tools and application products, along with related consulting, education and support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services , in more than 145 countries around the world. For more information about Oracle, please call 415/506-7000. Oracle's World Wide Web address is (URL URL
in full Uniform Resource Locator
Address of a resource on the Internet. The resource can be any type of file stored on a server, such as a Web page, a text file, a graphics file, or an application program. ) http://www.oracle.com/ .
Hewlett-Packard Company is the official information-technology hardware and maintenance supplier to the 1998 World Cup soccer tournament.
HP is a leading global provider of computing, Internet and intranet solutions, services, communications products and measurement solutions, all of which are recognized for excellence in quality and support. HP has 114,600 employees and had revenue of $38.4 billion in its 1996 fiscal year.
Information about HP and its products can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hp.com .
(1) HP-UX 9.X and 10.0 for HP 9000 Series 700 and 800 computers are X/Open(R) Company UNIX UNIX
Operating system for digital computers, developed by Ken Thompson of Bell Laboratories in 1969. It was initially designed for a single user (the name was a pun on the earlier operating system Multics). (R) 93 branded products. HP-UX 10.20 is an X/Open UNIX 95 branded product.
Note to Editors: X/Open is a registered trademark, and the X device is a trademark of X/Open Company Ltd. in the UK and other countries.
UNIX is a registered trademark in the United States and other countries, licensed exclusively through X/Open Company Limited.
Microsoft is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corp.
Windows NT is a U.S. registered trademark of Microsoft Corp.
Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.
Oracle8 is a trademark of Oracle Corporation.
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