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Oracle 9i nears developer release for Mac OS X

Oracle plans to roll out a Mac OS X version of 9i to registered Oracle developers in about two weeks, MacMinute has learned. The release will represent the first time Oracle’s enterprise-class database software is available to Mac users. It’s unknown at this time when the final commercial version of the product will be ready, however, although typically Oracle follows up developer releases with a final product several months afterwards. Oracle announced in May that it was developing 9i for Mac OS X when Apple rolled out the Xserve. “Oracle’s leading database clustering technology, Oracle9i Real Application Clusters, running on Xserve will deliver enterprise-class solutions to our joint customers and create new opportunities for both companies,” Michael Rocha, senior vice president, Product Services and Platform Technologies for Oracle, said at the time.

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