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Enterprise Systems Journal: Business Intelligence: The Open Systems Cult: Linux and Data Warehousing

Mar 15, 2000, 07:39 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter J. Auditore)

"The children of the open systems revolution have spoken, and the word is Linux. Evolving from the primordial world of cyberspace, Linux is rapidly emerging as a significant platform that will play an important role as an enterprise server worldwide. The hallmark of Linux is its open systems heritage; in essence, the very foundation of the global village we now call the Web...."

"This month, we focus on Linux and apply the technology perception reality check (TPRC) to the raging Linux hype in the market. On the Bleeding Edge takes a look at DataMirror's new Transformation Server for OS/390, which can facilitate business-to-business e-commerce...."

"In the first wave of Linux, many early adopters have implemented primarily Web servers; database and data warehousing servers will be one focus of the second wave of Linux adoption in the enterprise. As a stable and already 64-bit operating system, Linux will undoubtedly play an important role as an inexpensive database server, operational data store and data warehouse/data mart."

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