Oracle Web Request Broker communicates with Web servers and applications using standard development languages, such as Java and C++, allowing developers to write to a single interface and gain access to Web servers from different makers. The software also uses a more efficient connection to talk to back-end databases than the current standard common gateway interface protocol.
The company already ships Web Request Broker with its Oracle WebServer release 2.0 in a combined $2,495 package. A version of the broker that works with Netscape's Web server will ship this summer. Support for Microsoft's Internet Information Server will be added later this year, along with support for other unspecified Web servers, Oracle said.