Oracle and Apple Computer Announce Certification of Oracle Products on Apple Network Servers

Oracle Universal Server on Apple Network Servers Provides Leading Database and Internet Solutions for Publishing, Education, and Workgroup Markets

CUPERTINO, Calif.--Sept. 9, 1996--Strengthening their server solution offerings, Oracle Corp. and Apple Computer, Inc. today announced the certification of the Oracle Universal Server for the AIX-based Apple Network Server family. The certification, which guarantees a high level of compatibility, underscores Oracle's continuing broad support for Apple's Network Server platform and provides Apple customers with a full-range of Oracle solutions from clients to servers including Oracle Power Objects, Personal Oracle 7 and Oracle 7. The companies are also working together on product certifications of the Oracle Workgroup Server, WebServer release 2.0 and Developer/2000 products for the Apple Network Servers.

"We're pleased to announce the certification of the leading AIX Server--Oracle Universal Server--on the Apple Network Server platform," said Ray Wong, vice president of Oracle's Power Products Division. "The availability of the Oracle Universal Server on the Network Servers, along with the product certification currently underway for Web Server, Developer 2000, Oracle Applications and Workgroup Server, will allow Apple and Oracle to collectively develop a strong presence in the publishing, education, entertainment and general workgroup market."

"Today's announcement is a shining example of the continuing collaboration between Apple and Oracle to deliver leading database solutions to our mutual customers in the publishing, enterprise and education markets," said Howard Lee, senior vice president and general manager of Apple's Server and Alternative Platform Products Division. "The certification is a winning combination of the premier database server solution from Oracle on Apple's easy-to-use AIX-based servers."

Engineered and designed for high-performance and reliability, the departmental Network Servers provide scalable client/server solutions for production, MIS and network managers in publishing, enterprise, entertainment and education environments. The Network Servers are powered by PowerPC 604 or 604e processors with speeds of up to 200 megahertz and run the AIX operating system from IBM. Apple is a member of the AIX Multiple Vendor Program (MVP), a program which ensures that all AIX-based platforms, such as Apple's Network Server, are binary compatible.

Oracle is the premiere information management solution optimized for AIX platforms. Currently, Oracle products support every commercially available PowerPC/AIX platform architecture, from standalone uniprocessor and SMP servers to large-scale clustered and MPP systems. This broad level of support represents many years worth of development and production level testing, jointly expended by Oracle and its AIX partners. As a result, Oracle offers unmatched levels of reliability and high availability for PowerPC/AIX customers.

Apple Computer, Inc., a recognized innovator in the information industry and leader in multimedia technologies, creates powerful solutions based on easy-to-use personal computers, servers, peripherals, software, personal digital assistants and Internet content. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple develops, manufactures, licenses and markets solutions, products, technologies and services for business, education, consumer, entertainment, scientific and engineering and government customers in more than 140 countries.

Apple, the Apple logo and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. Oracle7, Oracle WebServer 2.0, Developer/2000, and Oracle Applications are trademarks of Oracle Corporation. PowerPC and the PowerPC logo are trademarks of International Business Machines, used under license therefrom. All other brand names mentioned are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders, and are hereby acknowledged.