"Widening its lead in the expected multi-billion dollar application server market, Oracle Corp. today announced the availability of the first enterprise-level application server for Linux, Oracle Internet Application Server 8i (Oracle iAS). Oracle iAS Wireless Edition, featuring Oracle Portal-to-Go, is also available for Linux. No other major application server vendor makes the enterprise edition of its software available for Linux. Oracle also announced expanded marketing agreements with Linux vendors Caldera, SuSE, TurboLinux and VA Linux Systems to drive further adoption of Oracle(R) software into the Linux market, including Oracle iAS. These key Linux partnerships and Oracle iAS's adoption of the market-leading Apache web listener position Oracle iAS to be the definitive choice among the growing open-source developer community.The Oracle iAS announcement in June introduced numerous new software services for the middle tier designed to support enterprise-class e-business applications. Oracle iAS is an innovative, Java-based application server designed to offer more than three times the functionality of other, popular application servers for approximately half the cost. The combination of Oracle iAS and Oracle8i for Linux provides customers with a low cost and powerful Internet application development and deployment platform."
"One of the reasons Linux is the fastest growing operating system is that it is the choice platform for developers worldwide. In the last month alone, developers downloaded over 285,000 copies of Oracle8i for Linux from Oracle Technology Network (OTN). Now Oracle is offering developers free downloadable versions of Oracle iAS for Linux through OTN as well."
"In another move to drive adoption in the developer community, Oracle announced expanded joint marketing programs with the leading Linux vendors. Oracle has extended its partnerships with Caldera, SuSE, TurboLinux and VA Linux Systems, which in the past have been limited to Oracle8i, to include new marketing agreements for Oracle iAS. With new shipments of Linux software from these vendors, customers will receive an offer for a free trial version of Oracle8i and Oracle iAS for Linux. Oracle and these partners also will go to market with Web advertising and developer-focused activities."