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Meaning of Oracle "I" and "G"

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1 Meaning of Oracle "I" and "G" on May 5th 2015, 11:13 am

Meaning of I in Oracle:

The Oracle version starting of I. The starting in 1999 with version 6i, 8i and 9i, I signify "Internet" means stands for "Internet" and Oracle added the "I" to the version name to reflect support for the Internet with its built-in Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Oracle 9i added more support for XML in 2001.

Meaning of G in Oracle:

The starting in 2003 with version 10g and 11g, G signifies "Grid Computing" with the release of Oracle10g in 2003. Oracle 10g was introduced with emphasis on the "g" for grid computing, which enables clusters of low-cost, industry standard servers to be treated as a single unit. Upgrade Enterprise Manager 10g Grid Control Release 4 (10.2.0.4.0) or higher to Enterprise Manager 11g Grid Control Release 1 (11.1.0.1.0).

[Grid computing is a distributed architecture of large numbers of computers connected to solve a complex problem. In the grid computing model, servers or personal computers run independent tasks and are loosely linked by the Internet or low-speed networks. Computers may connect directly or via scheduling systems.]

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2 Re: Meaning of Oracle "I" and "G" on May 6th 2015, 10:08 am

Thanks for the post, we may discuss this subject some time later.
It is important and crucial when systems encompasses heavy DB requests and processing and a reliable fail over is needed.

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