Oracle in Free Pursuit of MySQL DB

Tuesday Nov 1st 2005 by Staff

The software maker offers a free database in the hopes of slowing MySQL's momentum.


Oracle, whose database software has made the company billions, released a free version of its database to compete with the increasingly popular free products from MySQL and SleepyCat.

The free beta version of Oracle Database 10g Express Edition, or Oracle Database XE, is available for download today, the company said in a statement. XE was created to give software developers, database administrators and students a sense of what it is like to run their applications on Oracle code.

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