Linux was the talk of the Oracle database user conference in the US last week, with firms looking at evaluating or moving corporate applications with database servers to run on the open source operating system.
In a recent survey of roughly 100 International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) members, just about half indicated that they were interested in running mission-critical Oracle databases on Linux.
Rich Niemiec, president of the Chicago-based IOUG, and chief executive at Oracle support and services firm TUSC, claimed that the figure is an increase of 15 per cent from a year ago.
He attributed the increase to Oracle's alliance with Linux vendor Red Hat.
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