The enhanced driver, OCI8, allows for server-side connection pooling across multiple Web servers, which Oracle hopes will bring increased scalability, availability and compatibility to applications focused on PHP, the programming language for personal home page development on the Web.
John Deeb, senior director of product management at Oracle, said OCI8 addresses "the need to scale the number of users that can be online at any point in time, accessing all kinds of data." That need, he added, "has increased significantly, and so has the."
This contribution is the latest in a relationship between Oracle and PHP that.
Marcus Browne of ZDNet Australia reported from Sydney.