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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

Gain More from Your IT Projects


IT investments are not a magic pill that will remedy business problems, but if used properly, they can help. Businesses should set business-oriented objectives for their IT projects and measure returns through the use of return on investment techniques.

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Customer Choices for Achieving Growth


Some will say that the Big Few are in for quite a gamble, given that these market leaders are to introduce a product or concept that directly challenges the model that has led to their success so far.

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Engage AudienceNet Brings Users the Ads They Want To See


Engage has introduced a new product that delivers ads to users who are most likely to be receptive to them. AudienceNet relies on data collecting, proprietary algorithms and old-fashioned direct marketing savvy to increase clickthrough rates.

8i pill imprint  AudienceNet Brings Users the Ads They Want To See Product Background AudienceNet is Engage Technologies'' (Nasdaq: ENGA) first significant application of their core personalization technology. Developing this technology has been the focus of the company ever since its founding by David Wetherell, CEO of CMGI (Nasdaq: CMGI) and Engage''s CTO Daniel J. Jaye. Their purpose was to apply what they knew about direct marketing to the Internet. In the process they developed data mining technology which was Read More

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

Oracle - How to Disappoint Analysts by Doubling Profits


In September Oracle Corporation, the largest database provider and one of the largest providers of software applications for e-business, announced record results for Q1 of its fiscal year 2001. Why weren’t analysts more enthusiastic about the 42% growth of the applications part of its business?

8i pill imprint  databases first. However, since 8i is also a relatively new product, many customers and prospects may be reticent to be ''guinea pigs'' for either product. On the other hand, owing to Oracle''s announcement that support for its earlier releases of applications (Release 10.7 and earlier) will cease by June 2001, the sales of these has all but stalled. The release before 11i, Release 11, again, does not exhibit some of the new features of 11i like a new order management module, improved CRM and SFA modules, Read More

What’s All This Benchmark Stuff, Anyway?


Vendors love to quote benchmarks in their product literature, press releases, and any place they think someone will use the numbers to make a buying decision. But what do the benchmarks mean, and which ones really matter?

8i pill imprint  a system running Oracle 8i to one running Microsoft''s SQL Server to one running IBM''s DB2 ), but as with OSes, can be misleading. However, trends can sometimes be assessed through judicious use and analysis. Brief History and Background  For a long time, the only benchmarks to which anyone paid attention were related to the CPU. In the 1980s, people (especially salesmen) were fond of quoting how many MIPS ( M illions of I nstructions P er S econd) a computer could perform. This was more meaningful when Read More

PTC Live Global 2013: All About Design for “Servitization” —Part One


This was my third time attending the PTC Live Global (formerly PlanetPTC Live) conference, and by now I can say with some conviction that, compared to its large product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer aided design (CAD) software peers, PTC provides the most inspiring keynote presentations by its top executives and customers. There are no flashy marketing gimmicks, overselling, and industry

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Intel Server Trends


The Intel-based server market is one of the most hotly contested segments in the industry. What are the key trends in this market, and what will they mean to users, vendors, and the products themselves?

8i pill imprint  Exchange, SAP R/3, Oracle 8i, and Novell ICS, and provide customers with rough guidelines as to what their system might need for CPUs, memory, and storage. Because it is becoming more difficult for a particular server to be all things to all people we expect to see more of this sizing/tuning focus in the future. 3) Focused Functionality General The flip side of the more powerful general purpose (GP) server, such as those used for server consolidation, is the focused server, popularly referred to as the Read More

Resurrection, Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP 'Goners' Part Three: Market Impact


By being back from edge of the cliff, on a comeback trail under rejuvenated management, and with pruned but also more viable product sets, these vendors have become de facto trend setters as once high-flying and almost deceased and then again rebounding mid-market ERP vendors.

8i pill imprint  Vitality And Perseverance Of Former ERP ''Goners'' Part Three: Market Impact Event Summary Event Summary Although encouraging, it might also be quite ironic that, during these days of general lethargy of the market, the rare good pieces of news, in addition to some usual suspect'' software giant''s upbeat financial reports due to their certain large oligopolies'' heritage, have been coming from these reformed traditional ERP vendors, which, not long ago provided ammunition to some pundits to announ Read More

At Least It Hasn’t Been Renamed Linux 2001


Linus Torvalds and the Linux community released another test version of the Linux 2.4 kernel in late May, 2000. New features are delaying this version which was originally scheduled for October 1999.

8i pill imprint  on Linux - Oracle 8i and Lotus Domino among them - the biggest enterprise systems are looking for the 2.4 kernel to provide critical features. 64GB memory support, journaling, and improved SMP are crucial to winning over enterprise ISV''s and IT managers. We expect the Calderas and Red Hats of the world to be affected by the delay, but not critically. Microsoft has had similar problems getting the high-end version of Windows 2000 finished. [See TEC Article Microsoft Readies Win2K Datacenter Edition for 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

Is MAPICS Getting the Magic of PLM? Part Two: Strategy


During our recent briefing, MAPICS' executives acknowledged that almost all enterprise software companies are either "hunting" or being "hunted".

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Some previous TEC blog posts have discussed the benefits (but also the inevitable caveats) of white papers, including the all-too-common vendors’ self-serving marketing fluff and buzzword verbiage, and about their (un)intended audiences. As part of my daily routine of doing research on vendors and their strategies and offerings, I’ve read a ton of white papers in the last

8i pill imprint  Are the Times of CRM Vindication and Validation - Part 1 Some previous TEC blog posts have discussed the benefits (but also the inevitable caveats) of white papers, including the all-too-common vendors’ self-serving marketing fluff and buzzword verbiage, and about their (un)intended audiences. As part of my daily routine of doing research on vendors and their strategies and offerings, I’ve read a ton of white papers in the last decade or so. And yes, these have ranged from blatant and flamboyant Read More

Oracle Further Orchestrates Its SOA Forays Part Two: Strategy


Oracle's vision of a complete collaborative e-Business solution requires a database strategy, an application server strategy, and an e-business strategy. Will users buy into this vision?

8i pill imprint  its products. Namely, Oracle 8i ( i standing for Internet) extended Oracle''s technology in the areas of data management, transaction processing, and data warehousing. Built directly within the database, Internet-based features such as Java server, an Internet file system (IFS), Internet directory services, and Internet security allowed companies to build Internet-based applications while blurring the definition of what a database traditionally means and represents. Oracle continued to extend its Read More