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SUN CEO SCOTT MCNEALY: SUN AND ORACLE TOGETHER CONTINUE TO DRIVE COST AND COMPLEXITY OUT OF THE NETWORK

SAN FRANCISCO Calif. – OracleWorld
September 9, 2003

Today at OracleWorld, Scott McNealy, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Sun Microsystems, laid the foundation for the next evolution of the Oracle and Sun relationship. The two companies continue their collaboration to drive cost and complexity out of the data center.

McNealy said that the two companies’ complementary strategies in key areas including enterprise grid computing, security high-availability and clustering are already having a positive impact on the industry.

“Oracle and Sun’s efforts to reduce the cost and complexity in the network is bringing results big-time,” McNealy said. “The alignment of both companies helps produce what customers need to work better and smarter on a leaner budget: open and comprehensive systems; unbreakable security; reduced complexity and increased efficiencies in building, running and evolving the data center.”

McNealy said the companies are teaming to help evolve grid computing from simply scientific research to a real commercial enterprise deployment. The Oracle(R) Database10g is the first database technologies to take advantage of the new data center environment that Sun is building with N1. The companies plan to increase overall system performance by utilizing new functionality in Oracle Database.

He offered tangible evidence of the success of the Oracle-Sun relationship.

  • Oracle products are supported across three Sun platforms – Solaris SPARC, Linux and Solaris x86.
  • The entire Oracle stack will be supported on Solaris x86. Oracle Database 10g will be the first to be ported.
  • The two companies are linking developer programs, building one of the largest community of developers.
  • Oracle continues to be Sun’s database vendor of choice for key applications.

The leader in open network computing solutions, Sun has gained market share and customer investment by delivering bottom-line value, security, choice and innovation in its network computing systems. Sun is the number one UNIX(r) platform for Oracle and 54 percent of Oracle Database customers use the Sun platform.

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