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Is There a Magic Pill for Web Performance Problems?


The growth of sites and users on the Internet is beginning to create concerns about performance and the effects of any performance problems on E-commerce.

8i pill imprint  There a Magic Pill for Web Performance Problems? Event Summary A recent study by Peter Sevcik of Northeast Consulting Services has raised the visibility of possible near-term problems with Internet performance. Sevcik studied Web-page delay both analytically and through experiments, the latter using data from Keynote Systems. He explains Web-page delay in terms of two parameters: Payload is the number of bytes a server sends to a browser for complete one page, and Turns are the number of times a browser Read More

Oracle8i Release 2 - Ready to Storm the Web


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.

8i pill imprint  improvements. Market Impact Oracle 8i Release 2, otherwise known as Oracle 8.1.6, is the newest release 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 Read More

Oracle Loses Again


SAP AG has chosen SQL Server 7.0 as its strategic database for the Windows platform. The companies also will cooperate to make the Windows 2000 OS available as a platform choice for customers wishing to implement mySAP.com solutions. On the heels of the agreement to use IBM DB2 as a preferred backend database, Oracle continues to lose market share as a database in the ERP arena.

8i pill imprint  8th, 1999) Although Oracle 8i will continue to be a strategic choice for database platforms, their competition in the ERP market space continues to hurt them. Other ERP and CRM vendors increasingly perceive Oracle as a competitor and not a partner, and this trend is expected to continue. We believe that Oracle will try to reverse the trend, but their strong push into applications software (especially ERP and CRM) will prevent them from succeeding. According to one source, more than 50 percent of new SAP Read More

More Vendors Bail on Oracle in Favor of IBM


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8i pill imprint  promise. User Recommendations Oracle 8i is an extremely strong database, but has recently been crushed by IBM''s DB2 Universal Database in the latest TPC-C benchmark tests that IBM ran in conjunction with Microsoft and Intel. IBM''s latest benchmark numbers approximately triple the best performance displayed by Oracle. (See IBM''s DB2 Tops TPC Benchmark List ) Oracle and IBM should both be included on a short list of vendors for large transactional-based databases and data warehouses, but the Read More

While Oracle and PeopleSoft Are to Fuse, Competitors Ruse--Leaving Customers (Somewhat) Bemused


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InfoPower International Inc


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IBM Continues RS/6000 Performance Focus


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