Oracle today announced plans to issue a production release of its next generation database technology on Mac OS X, citing high demand for its Database Developer Release. “In the first half of 2003 alone, more than 5,000 copies of Oracle9i Database Developer Release for Mac OS X were downloaded from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). The software download is free-of-charge to all registered OTN members. With the upcoming production release, not only will customers be able to deploy enterprise class applications that leverage Oracle’s leading database technology, but can do so economically by adding additional Xserve servers, utilizing Oracle’s database clustering technology as computing power demands increase.”