Oracle has developed and optimised its latest database, Oracle Database 10g Release 2, on Intel's latest Xeon processor with 64-bit extensions.
Oracle used the C++ and Fortran Compilers 8.1 for Windows and Linux, and VTune Performance Analyzer for Windows and Linux to develop and optimise 10g Release 2.
The company plans to use Intel software tools to develop and optimise the performance of future database products running on Intel platforms. These include Xeon with Extended Memory 64 Technology and Itanium 2-based systems.
"The performance enhancements and cross-architecture support we experienced resulted in Oracle's decision to invest in Intel software tools and promote them across our global developer base," said Oracle vice-president Prem Kumar. "Intel's investment in a broad suite of developer tools allows us to continue to optimise Oracle 10g products for Intel platforms that our customers purchase."
A compiler translates a high-level programming language, such as C++ or Fortran, into machine language the processor can understand. The Intel VTune Performance Analyzer looks at existing applications and suggests ways to further enhance performance. An efficient compiler and powerful performance analyser are important for helping software run at top speeds.