Oracle has announced availability of the latest release of Oracle Database Lite, a comprehensive solution for developing, deploying and managing applications for mobile and embedded environments.
With Oracle Database Lite, mobile users gain continuous access to data unconstrained by mobile network bandwidth and coverage, allowing them to access enterprise data even in the absence of a network connection.
This release also provides centralized user and device provisioning and management of SQLite-based mobile applications, allowing disconnected users to have an experience virtually identical to users who are connected.
Oracle Database Lite supports Windows 2003/XP/Vista, Redhat Linux, Windows Mobile 5 & 6, Symbian 7, 8, & 9, and embedded Linux for SH4 and xScale.
The software consists of the Oracle Database Lite Client, a small footprint SQL database that runs on many devices and platforms and can be bi-directionally synchronized with an Oracle Database server; and Oracle Database Lite Mobile Server, which enables mobile users and devices to operate in occasionally connected environments, periodically synchronizing with a back-end database server.
Enhancements to Oracle Database Lite include synchronization and device management for the open source SQLite database, user authentication on client devices using a Common Access Card, and easy sharing of devices among multiple users by means of device re-registration.
"As companies look to more cost effectively run global operations, workers need to be able to efficiently access data without interruption or hassle despite their physical location, which is why demand for mobile applications continues to grow across many industries,” said Marie-Anne Neimat, vice president Software Development, Oracle. “Oracle Database Lite’s support for mobile applications built on the open source SQLite database addresses this need and helps improve productivity for a large community of mobile workers who can now access their enterprise Oracle Database, no matter where their jobs take them.”