Java, the key ingredient in the software giant's networked computing
strategy, will not be included in the initial release of Oracle 8.
Moreover, Oracle's next-generation application development platform,
known as Sedona, will not ship with Oracle 8 and perhaps not at all,
company chairman Larry Ellison said in a stunning announcement here last
"It was all Windows NT, all DCOM and not a whiff of CORBA. How can any
user take Oracle's advice on the NCA religion seriously if Oracle
doesn't practice it?" said Peter Burris, an analyst at the Meta Group, a
Stamford, Conn.-based consultancy.