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Any reason behind the name Oracle 10g instead of 10 or 10i !

ezhilarasan_1
Occasional Advisor

Any reason behind the name Oracle 10g instead of 10 or 10i !

Hi,

We have been noticing that the Oracle versions as 8,8i,9,9i.
I understand that 8i means all version starting with 8.1 and 9i means starting
with 9.1

But 10g looks different from standard version naming.
Any specific reason for the letter g in 10g.

Thanks
Ezhil
4 REPLIES
Victor Fridyev
Honored Contributor

Re: Any reason behind the name Oracle 10g instead of 10 or 10i !

G means "GRID". This is a kind of RAC upgrade.
Entities are not to be multiplied beyond necessity - RTFM
ericfjchen
Regular Advisor

Re: Any reason behind the name Oracle 10g instead of 10 or 10i !

'G' is for grid computing.
Jean-Luc Oudart
Honored Contributor

Re: Any reason behind the name Oracle 10g instead of 10 or 10i !

Check this OTN link for more on Grid technology :
http://www.oracle.com/technology/tech/grid/index.html

Regards,
Jean-Luc
fiat lux
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Any reason behind the name Oracle 10g instead of 10 or 10i !

The 'i' was meant for (i)nternet. The next hype - as others have already told - is 'g' for (g)rid computing.
Yawn. We will see what is 'in' tomorrow...
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