Oracle has released Oracle Database 10g for Mac OS X.

It is described as Enterprise/Standard Edition for Apple Mac OS X and it is available to download from Oracle's Web site.

Oracle says: "With Oracle Database 10g, the first relational database designed for Grid Computing, your information is securely consolidated and always available. Oracle Database 10g has the lowest total cost of ownership by making the most efficient use of hardware and IT resources. Oracle is the best choice for large enterprises, small and midsize businesses, and departments alike."

Apple recently hooked up with Oracle in an initiative that will see them, and other companies, offer a resilient, low-cost storage initiative. Oracle says the use of low-cost storage such as ATA disk based arrays, in conjunction with Oracle Database 10g, enables organizations to build affordable, highly available and scalable database storage grids to support corporate IT initiatives.