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.
the fact that over 256,000 copies of Oracle8i have been downloaded. A recent survey of customers indicated that 70 percent of the responding companies planned to deploy Oracle8i within the next twelve months, citing the scalability and Java integration as key reasons for their deployment. Since its release in March, more than 5,000 companies have purchased the database product. One customer, Acxiom, stated We are building a system now that will be a total of 12 terabytes and next year it will be 20 terab