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IT-Director: Database vendor [Oracle] backs Linux

Apr 19, 2000, 14:12 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Oracle is backing its belief in Linux with continued investment. Its latest deal puts money into TurboLinux, the Linux distributor that is strongest in Asia. TurboLinux will optimise its version of the operating system for Oracle's database software, and will help market the Oracle and Linux combination in Asia."

"...Linux... is increasingly used to run robust servers. While Internet related services have led the way, database serving is another popular application and many managers prefer the simplicity of dedicating a whole machine to the database. In this situation, there is little to be gained through complicated operating system features. Speed and reliability become paramount, and those are factors on which Linux scores highly. Oracle's investment in TurboLinux follows a similar deal with Red Hat."

"Although the recent slide in share prices has hit some of the speculative Linux investment, commercial interest in the system continues at a high level."

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