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 system.
"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.
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