Apple is extending its bid to gain business in the enterprise market with a joint global tour with enterprise software vendor, Oracle.

The two companies will demonstrate Oracle 10g database software for OS X. For Apple, ensuring that enterprise applications reach its platform is essential for the company to achieve impact in that market.

A note on Apple's Web site says: "Join Oracle and Apple executives for an international road show to introduce Oracle10g on Mac OS X Server, Apple's award winning UNIX-based server operating system. Apple and Oracle give you the most flexible, affordable, and easy way to manage your enterprise information."

The companies will state their case in Virginia, Cupertino, London, Paris, and Tokyo.

This news comes scant days after Apple UK's managing director Mark Rogers described Xserve RAID as "the iPod for the enterprise market", citing it platform agnosticism and low cost per Gigabyte as part of the offering.