A month after its public launch event, the Linux platform version of Oracle Database 11g has been released. Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition, and Standard Edition One are now generally available for Linux x86-based systems.
"Oracle Database 11g continues the focus on grid computing by enabling grids of low-cost servers and storage to deliver fast, scalable, and reliable data processing," said Andy Mendelsohn, senior vice president of database server technologies at Oracle.
This need for improved usage of data-management resources is what Oracle is trying to address with its new Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition platform tools. These include Oracle Real Application Testing, Oracle Advanced Compression, Oracle Total Recall and Oracle Active Data Guard.
According to Oracle officials, Oracle Database 11g also offers features such as data warehousing capabilities, improved file storage performance, and significant performance enhancements to Oracle XML DB.
A free evaluation version of Oracle Database 11g on Linux (x86) has been made available on the Oracle Technology Network for download.