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InformationWeek: Oracle's Infrastructure Now Fully Linux-ized

Aug 08, 2003, 20:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Hayes, Larry Greenemeier)

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"Oracle is aggressively adopting Linux both internally and for its products, despite SCO Group's threats earlier this week that it may sue those who don't pay licensing fees to the company. Chuck Rozwat, an Oracle executive VP, says the company has moved its IT infrastructure to Linux, a year after CEO Larry Ellis issued the mandate.

"'We run our business on Linux,' Rozwat said at the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. 'If you look at any IT company, Oracle is by far the leader at running Linux.'

"Oracle chose the platform because of its strengths in security, scalability, and performance, he said. In the coming year, Oracle will move its base development platform to Linux, including putting the open-source operating system on the workstations of 8,000 developers. 'It'll be a great improvement for us,' Rozwat said. Next month, Oracle intends to release Oracle 10G for Linux for grid computing. About 700 of the company's customers are running its E-business Suite on Linux, Rozwat said. About a year ago, Oracle started shipping RAC (real application cluster) for Linux to the likes of British Telecom, Burlington Coat Factory, Dell, and Merrill Lynch..."

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