The Oracle Database Lite 10g was announced by Oracle and it is a complete and integrated solution for developing and deploying database applications for mobile environments.
Oracle Database Lite 10g development environments include support for Java and .NET tools such as Oracle JDeveloper 10g and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, allowing developers to leverage their existing development tools expertise. Oracle Database 10g Lite also supports the Microsoft ADO.NET interface, providing developers with greater integration, productivity and performance between Java and .NET environments. Applications can be built using several programming languages such as Java, C/C++ and Visual Studio for platforms including Linux, Microsoft Windows CE/NT/2000/XP/2003, Palm OS, and Pocket PC.
"Mobile deployments have emerged as critical business systems, requiring enterprise-class functionality, reliability and security, and connection to back-office systems," said Jack Gold, vice president, META Group. "As mobile devices transition from purely personal devices to capable business tools, organizations must deploy applications built on a flexible business-class platform capable of supporting current user needs, while allowing future enhancements and connectivity for a variety of business requirements."
Based on Oracle's Grid Computing infrastructure, Oracle Database Lite 10g provides customers with a secure technology architecture that enables incremental scalability.
When access to critical information and applications is not possible, practical or in some cases desirable, Oracle Database Lite 10g enables mobile users to operate while in areas where network coverage is unavailable, unreliable or unsecured. Using a bi-directional synchronization server with a publication and subscription-based model, Oracle Database Lite 10g enables mobile users to synchronize data seamlessly between their corporate database and mobile device at regular intervals, and is transport agnostic, allowing transfer of data on any connection medium including -- LAN, wireless, satellite or radio. In case of a network failure, Oracle Database Lite 10g's advanced recovery systems enable users to resume activity from point in time checkpoints where they left off, helping ensure data integrity while enabling significant savings by eliminating replication work and associated communication costs.
The Mobile Manager in Oracle Database Lite 10g allows customers to administer and monitor their full mobile chain easily from a single, Web-based console -- providing advanced features for application, system, security and device management. Features include complete application lifecycle management to develop, provision and deploy mobile applications; advanced client device, diagnostics, configuration and lockdown facilities; and centralized user provisioning and identity management.
Oracle Database Lite 10g is available for purchase for US$100 per named user licensing or evaluation download under a development license.