Oracle takes the wraps off SME database

Oracle has created a version of its database software tailored for the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises, details of...

Oracle has created a version of its database software tailored for the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises, details of which will be revealed today.

Called Oracle Standard Edition One, the product will be a single-processor version of its database. Pricing and availability details will be made available later today.

IT vendors have been targeting smaller businesses of late as spending among their traditional base of enterprise customers has slowed. IBM has launched an Express line of products for smaller businesses, which includes a version of its DB2 database.

Such products are typically designed to be easier to use and require less maintenance than their counterparts aimed at the enterprise. Departments and branch offices within enterprises are also target markets.

James Niccolai writes for IDG News Service

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