Oracle will join the IBM AIX Collaboration Center (IACC) as a founding partner. As a member of the IACC, Oracle developers will work closely with IBM to more tightly integrate Oracle applications with the current and upcoming versions of AIX 5L and will continue to deliver Oracle applications on AIX concurrent with their availability on other platforms. Through this collaboration, customers will benefit from greater exploitation of each platform's leadership features including virtualization, security and cross-platform portability. Today, Oracle and IBM share more than 11,000 customers.
"Our applications provide customers with the tools they need to manage the information that runs their businesses," said Charles Phillips, president, Oracle. "IBM has become the leader in the UNIX marketplace and our partnership with the company will allow Oracle to take advantage of the momentum they have generated over the last few years."
IBM System p5 and eServer p5 systems have more than 70 key computing performance benchmarks. Earlier this year, Oracle and IBM announced a world-record TPC-C benchmark for performance for a 32-processor system.
AIX 5L runs across the entire range of IBM eServer pSeries systems, from entry-level servers and workstations to powerful supercomputers systems, which runs some of the most complex commercial and technical workloads in the world.