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Oracle8i To Include interMedia, iFS, and XML Support

Oracle Corp. this week announced new products and support for leading Internet technologies.

Oracle8i interMedia and Oracle iFS will now support the exTensible Markup Language , enabling the software to handle the most demanding media-rich Internet applications. By using Oracle8i, organizations will be able to centrally manage their intranet and e-commerce systems' content.

Oracle believes these technologies will provide enterprise Internet applications with the security, administrative controls, performance, and scalability that enterprise developers demand.

Oracle iFS will utilize XML for data parsing, data rendering, and document type definitions. Oracle's interMedia text management services enable users to search and view XML documents and provide developers with flexibility in application development. Oracle plans to extend these capabilities to provide greater support for XML in future versions of iFS and interMedia.

Many application providers are developing their media solutions with these Oracle8i technologies, including LivePicture Inc., Macromedia Corp., RealNetworks Inc., Bulldog Systems Inc., Cascade Systems Corp., Katz Digital Technologies Inc., Magnifi Inc., Quark Corp., Rourke Data Corp., Signafy Inc., and Virage, Inc.