This made me sad. Dear Oracle Rdb and Oracle Database on OpenVMS Customers, On Tuesday, March 22nd , Oracle announced that we are discontinuing all new software development on the Intel Itanium microprocessor. The terminal releases for OpenVMS on Itanium will be Oracle Database 10.2.0.5 and Oracle Rdb product family 7.3. Obviously I knew it was coming, but seeing it in print still made me sad. sigh.