"Zend Core for Oracle accelerates the building and deployment of mission-critical, PHP-based Web applications. Zend Core for Oracle also offers an updated PHP 'OCI8' driver to connect with the Oracle Database, providing enhanced reliability, stability, and performance for Oracle Database-driven Web applications.
Oracle offers free downloads of the products from
Zend Core for Oracle is also available at http://www.zend.com/core/oracle. "
This is very timely as I was looking for a way of using PHP+ORACLE on AIX 64 bit platform.
It was a big headace doing this "by hand" on Linux and finally a friend of mine, Yan, solved it by installing the RPM version.
Then, at work they wanted it to work on AIX and since we have the Linux step-by-step, the AIX installation "should be easy" as AIX is similiar to Linux (so they say).
How wrong we were!! The installation steps were full of problems. Compiling PHP + OCI8 libraries just couldn't give an error-free result. After weeks of wasted time on failed installation, Zend package is a saviour. Just had to run install and voila! We had what we needed.
Thank you Zend!!
PS: Zend COre is FREE!