Compaq dumps $300,000 in Oracle think-tank

Compaq dumps $300,000 in Oracle think-tank

Compaq has invested $300,000 in Oracle's Partner Technical Services Centre in Brisbane in a precocious attempt to entice developers to build tools and applications on Oracle platforms.

The two companies have re-energised their longstanding partnership in the last six months. As a result, Compaq's TruCluster technology has found its way into Oracle's latest 9i database due for release in June.

The Oracle Partner Technical Services Centre is designed to provide developers with facilities to build and pre-test Oracle-based applications on a Compaq Alpha Server System, running on a Tru64 Unix operating system.

The centre is strategically situated in Brisbane to take advantage of the Queensland government's favourable policies for IT companies and incubation.

"The Oracle Partner Technical Services Centre helps independent software developers (ISVs) throughout Australia to integrate Oracle solutions into existing data, applications and systems architectures, allowing them to reach more customers and users," said Mitchell Chapman, director of partner and alliances for Oracle Australia.

"Smaller companies in particular, which may have difficulties surviving on their own, will have the opportunity to prosper thanks to the support the centre provides."

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