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PR336 / 14 October 1997

Oracle has announced support of IBM's 64-bit S70 RS/6000 server, allowing
Oracle customers to take advantage of vast scalability and performance
improvements. Oracle is pleased to announce certification of Oracle7,
Oracle8 and Oracle Applications on the S70, allowing companies moving
towards network computing to service thousands of additional users without
change to their existing installation.

"Customers can dramatically increase throughput of their existing
mission-critical Oracle applications and can support thousands of network
computing clients with the new RS/6000 S70 64-bit SMP architecture," said
Andy Bailey, product marketing manager for Oracle UK. "For e-commerce or
traditional database systems, the new S70 can aid Oracle customers in
reducing their total cost of ownership."

Working together on one of the first S70's shipped, Oracle and IBM
benchmarked Oracle's industry-leading applications. Using only half the
capacity of the S70, Oracle supported twice the number of users previously
benchmarked on a fully utilised J-series server, confirming Oracle's
scalability for large user communities.

"IBM placed one of the first S70 servers into Oracle's labs to ensure the
Oracle-IBM solution was optimised and market ready when the S70 became
generally available. IBM and Oracle engineers have worked on benchmarking
Oracle products to achieve optimum performance for our customers and ensure
binary compatibility with previous RS/6000 servers and versions of AIX,"
says Mark Bregman, general manager, IBM's RS/6000 division.

"With Oracle on the S70, we can immediately exploit the enhanced
scalability and flexibility," says Gus Holderer, Project Manager of Eastman
Kodak. "We worked closely with Oracle and IBM to test this new environment
and were able to deploy our existing application without changing a single
line of code."

Regardless of whether customers are running in a transaction-intensive OLTP
environment or a query-intensive OLAP environment, Oracle and the IBM
RS/6000 S70 running AIX 4.3 greatly improve scalability and performance,
delivering a top-of-the-line solution for customers migrating their IT
infrastructures to network computing.

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