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Oracle to support Linux!

Last week Oracle announced one-stop support by managing an Oracle-centric distro, announcing that they will supply 'enterprise class' support for RedHat Linux at very competitive rates.  Larry Ellison noted the problem in his keynote:

"There is a lack of true enterprise support for the Linux operating system. This has slowed the adoption of Linux,"

Of course, RedHat stock plunged almost immediately:

"Their stock has lost almost 30% since the announcement yesterday and several investment firms have downgraded their ratings."

RedHat was not happy:

"Oracle's support for Linux reaffirms Red Hat's technical industry leadership and the end of proprietary Unix. It's no accident that Red Hat was chosen #1 in value two years running."

One of the reasons that IBM became wildly popular back in the 1970's was because they offered one-stop support.  There was no finger-pointing, and the singular responsibility of a vendor was very appealing.  In my own experience with multiple vendors, they have a great incentive to pass-off the problem as a database issue, and vice-versa.

There is also the benefit of having a Linux which is optimized for Oracle database management, much like the Suse Linux which was optimized exclusively for Oracle.

Here at Burleson Consulting, this move will enable us to better serve our clients, by having less finger-pointing and a single source for both OS and database support.


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