Computerworld.au: Oracle Database Users' Interest in Linux Grows
May 06, 2003, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marc L. Songini)
[ Thanks to Phillip Brown for this
"Despite the relative newness of corporate applications running
on Linux, attendees at an Oracle database user conference last week
said a growing number of companies are evaluating or moving into
production with database servers running the open-source operating
"'Linux is on fire,' said Rich Niemiec, president of the
Chicago-based International Oracle Users Group (IOUG). In a recent
survey of about 100 IOUG members, roughly half indicated that they
were interested in running mission-critical Oracle databases on
Linux, Niemiec said at the independent user group's annual
conference. That's up from only about 15 percent in a survey
conducted a year ago, he added.
"Niemiec, who is also CEO of Lombard, Ill.-based TUSC, an Oracle
consulting and services firm, attributed the increase in user
interest to Oracle Corp.'s alliance with Linux vendor Red Hat Inc.
and its support for clustering Linux machines via its Real
Application Clusters (RAC) technology..."