ORACLE TO PARTNER WITH IBM TO DEVELOP AIX APPLICATIONS.Oracle (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on :ORCL ORCL Oracle (stock symbol) ) has joined the IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) IBM's Unix-based operating system which runs on its Intellistation workstations and pSeries, p5, iSeries and i5 server families. Collaboration Center (IACC IACC International Association of Conference Centers
IACC Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (DHSS)
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IACC International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition ) as a founding partner. As a member of the IACC, Oracle developers will work closely with IBM to more tightly integrate Oracle(R) applications with the current and upcoming versions of AIX 5L, and will continue to deliver Oracle applications on AIX concurrent with their availability on other platforms. Through this collaboration, customers will benefit from greater exploitation of each platform's leadership features including virtualization, security and cross-platform portability. Today, Oracle and IBM share more than 11,000 customers.
"Our applications provide customers with the tools they need to manage the information that runs their businesses," said Charles Phillips, president, Oracle. "IBM has become the leader in the 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). marketplace and our partnership with the company will allow Oracle to take advantage of the momentum they have generated over the last few years."
IBM System p The System p5, formerly known as RS/6000 (for RISC System/6000), is IBM's current RISC/UNIX-based server and workstation product line. History
Announced in 1990, the RS/6000 replaced the RT PC. 5 and eServer p5 systems lead the industry with more than 70 key computing performance benchmarks. Earlier this year, Oracle and IBM announced a world record TPC-C A benchmark that measures overall transaction processing performance. See TPC. benchmark for performance for a 32-processor system.
"Oracle's interest and investment in the AIX development platform is a recognition of IBM's leadership in the Unix marketplace, and our focus on creating technologies that are fundamental to the futures of both our customers and partners," said Adalio Sanchez, general manager, IBM eServer pSeries.
According to IDC, IBM is the number one UNIX vendor in the world and is the fastest growing company in eleven of the last twelve quarters.(1)
AIX 5L runs across the entire range of IBM eServer pSeries systems, from entry-level servers and workstations to powerful supercomputers systems, which runs some of the most complex commercial and technical workloads in the world.
IBM is the world's largest information technology company, with 80 years of leadership in helping businesses innovate. Drawing on resources from across IBM and IBM Business Partners, IBM offers a wide range of services, solutions and technologies that enable
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(1) Based on rolling four quarter comparison of major UNIX vendors, according to IDC Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker, 3Q05, issued on November 23, 2005