DB2 Mag: Linux A Contender for The Enterprise MarketNov 12, 2000, 19:32 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Norton)
[ Thanks to James Hubbard for this link. ]
"Long thought of as the free operating system, Linux today boasts heavyweight features that let it take on even enterprise-strength requirements."
"Linux is fast becoming the operating system of choice for enterprise database users. Linux offers an environment that is flexible, secure, and reliable. As the use of databases in conjunction with enterprise solutions grows, system and database administrators want to focus on customer solutions-not operating and database systems. Linux offers system administrators the comfort of a proven, enterprisewide operating system. From the desktop to clustering server farms, Linux has attracted the loyalty of several million developers and users worldwide because it frees them to focus their attentions somewhere other than the operating system."
"I'll explain why Linux is so well suited to enterprise-strength requirements, and how DB2 Universal Database (UDB) for Linux complements those strengths. But for the benefit of those readers who may not be familiar with Linux, I'll first provide some background on what it is and why its die-hard core of supporters continues to grow."