Oracle said on Monday its communications billing and revenue management application now supports Linux.
Companies need to run the Oracle application and Linux on IBM Bladecenter servers, however.
Oracle said the new support method will lower total cost of ownership because companies using grid computing with a Linux operating system often save more money than those using UNIX servers or mainframes.
Meanwhile, Oracle also said its TimesTen In-Memory Database Release 7 now is generally available for purchase. The database features greater integration and caching with Oracle Database 10g to provide instant response times and high-throughput requirements for enterprises.
This is the first major release of the Oracle TimesTen database that has been entirely developed within Oracle, following Oracles acquisition of TimesTen in June 2005, said Jim Groff, senior vice president of Oracle. It delivers outstanding support for real-time business functions today, and an architecture to meet the data management demands for future service-oriented architectures.