"Of all the applications and hardware Oracle has, the software
giant is still perhaps best known for its namesake database. One of
the best places to run the Oracle Database is on Linux and
particularly Oracle Linux. Yet until this week, the Oracle Database
was not certified to run on the latest version of Oracle Linux or
the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 release that it is based on.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 was first released in November of
2010. The road to certification was a long one for Oracle, and it
involved a non-trivial amount of effort.