Monday, August 08, 2005 - Oracle 10g for Mac OS X - 10g for MacOS

This is for you Oracle DBA's who'd like to try Oracle's 10g database on Mac OS X.

The Oracle database has been around since the 1980's but 2005 marked the year it was ported to OS X. The heart of Oracle 10g is Grid Computing and the Oracle Grid. Oracle Corporation states that the "Oracle Grid runs applications faster than the fastest mainframe". A grid is a framework that enables the sharing of a variety of resources among distributed applications and hardware. The Oracle Grid leverages blade servers and Apple's XServe servers are an ideal platform to deploy an Oracle Grid.

With Oracle's decision to port the Oracle database to OS X, it's a vote of confidence from a major enterprise software vendor.

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