Linux Muscling to the Top in Oracle Shops

April 4, 2006

[From eWeek]

In the coming year, Linux is set to push Unix out of its traditional reigning role as the Oracle operating system of choice, a new survey predicts.

Solaris, Sun's flagship Unix operating system, now dominates Oracle sites. It's installed at 49 percent of Oracle shops among the 812 surveyed in January by the Independent Oracle Users Group, or IOUG.

Other Unix flavors—HP-UX and AIX—combine with Solaris to give Unix control over 73 percent of Oracle shops. But Linux is moving up fast, with 44 percent of respondents saying they'll be running their databases on Linux by this time next year.

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