What is the difference between Oracle IAS and Oracle 8i? and also can we use Oracle 8i instead of Oracle IAS and what are the advantages/disadvantages of doing so?

shoban babu

Oracle 8i is a database with an additional EJB Container and in-built Java Virtual machine.

Oracle IAS is an AppServer, previsouly known as OAS. Oracle IAS is still in its' infancy and is yet to fully support all of the features required for EJB 1.1.