Oracle and IBM are teaming up to take on the dominance of Microsoft and Compaq in Intel processor-based server market with a range of solutions incorporating hardware, software and consulting services.
The first product to be offered as part of the strategic partnership will be IBM Netfinity servers bundled with the Oracle8 database.
"The bundling program of Oracle8 reflects the Oracle and IBM commitment to providing Windows NT customers with high-value business applications and easy-to-implement data management solutions," Brian Mitchell, Oracle's regional director for marketing and business development, said.
Initial support for Oracle products offered in partnership will be provided by the Oracle Customer Call Centre.
The two companies also announced the introduction of Oracle Financials for IBM's new RS/6000 HA50 cluster.
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