Oracle has demonstrated there is demand for its Unbreakable Linux program by announcing no fewer than 26 customers that have signed up to its cut-price Linux support offering.
You can't always take everything you hear in the technology industry at face value.
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison said on his company's Q3 2007 conference call today that Oracle has displaced Red Hat at Yahoo. Officials at both Red Hat and Yahoo, however, see it differently.
Oracle Corp. has gotten off to a "very strong start" with its support program for users of Red Hat Inc.'s Enterprise Linux, according to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.
Ellison announced the program back in October at Oracle's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, but since then the company has declined to comment on the progress of the support offering aimed at both Oracle and non-Oracle users.
Today, at the EclipseCon Conference, Oracle, a newly appointed Eclipse Board Member and Strategic Developer, announced it will donate its award winning Java persistence framework, Oracle TopLink, to the open source community. In addition, Oracle announced the proposal of a new Eclipse project to deliver a comprehensive persistence platform based on the contribution of Oracle TopLink, a component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, source code and test cases.
Oracle today announced that Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management, the communications industry's only fully convergent, real-time enterprise revenue management application, will support the Linux platform. The announcement furthers Oracle's commitment to deliver world-class application functionality on Linux.
Furthering its commitment to make Linux better for users, Oracle today introduced Oracle Management Pack for Linux, an enterprise-class, Linux management solution for Oracle Unbreakable Linux users. Based on Oracle's management solution -- Oracle Enterprise Manager 10g -- the Oracle Management Pack for Linux provides Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program customers with comprehensive Linux server lifecycle management, helping to reduce the complexity and cost of managing their Linux operating system environments.
When Oracle (ORCL) announced its entry into the Linux business in October, people expected the software giant would upend the market, sending shares of Red Hat (RHT) down 24%. Now, however, it's been revealed what a pipsqueak Oracle is in the world of open-source operating systems.
In its recent earnings call transcribed by SeekingAlpha, Oracle proudly announced that customers had downloaded 9,000 copies of its Oracle Unbreakable Linux in 30 days. 9,000 copies.
How pathetic is that?
IT managers running Red Hat Linux should think carefully before making the switch to Unbreakable Linux, the new Linux distribution that Oracle Corp. announced last month.