Oracle Releases 9i Application Server
- By Scott Bekker
at its Oracle Open World conference Oracle Corp. released the second version of
its Internet Application Server (iAS) – recently renamed Oracle 9i Application Server.
Although the first release of 9i came out in June, the company says the latest
iteration is full of new capabilities, one of which was called Web Cache and is
now known as Oracle 9i Application Server Cache.
Oracle 9i Cache promises to take the stress off of Web sites – offering
improved performance, scalability, and availability. Cache relieves the Web
site by storing frequently accessed pages in memory. By combining cache and
load balancing Oracle (www.oracle.com)
says it can service up to 7,500 HTTP requests per second on a single two-CPU
Oracle Web Cache takes the load off the back end server and accelerates the Web
site. Instead of putting in 100 server applications, you can reduce that by
putting Web Cache in front of it,” says Scott Clawson, director of Internet
platform marketing at Oracle.
allows companies to deploy dynamic Web pages either locally or globally. 9i
also allows users to cache dynamically generated Web pages within the
application server, regardless of the technology – Java Server Pages or
Microsoft Active Server Pages.
of the other new functions in 9i include improvements on the Oracle Portal,
systems management, and business intelligence tools. Also included is a new
Enterprise Manager (OEM) – that offers single console management for all the
components of the 9i Internet platform. The OEM offers a single management
powerful to look at one console and figure out where the problems are,” Clawson
Application Server is currently available. –Alicia Costanza
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.