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Oracle Corporation

July 17, 2013 08:00 ET

Oracle Continues Linux Leadership in the Enterprise

Customer and Partner Momentum Enable Oracle Linux to Achieve Fastest Growing Enterprise Linux Status

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2013) - Oracle (NYSE: ORCL)

News Summary
Oracle Linux is addressing the demands of advanced enterprise workloads as organizations need to ensure a stable, flexible architecture for their critical applications and systems. The fastest growing enterprise Linux(1), Oracle Linux brings the latest Linux innovations to market, delivering extreme performance, advanced scalability, and reliability along with worldwide, enterprise-class, low-cost support. With record adoption and certifications, Oracle Linux has become the Linux distribution of choice for leading customers and partners worldwide.

News Facts

  • Oracle today announced that customers and partners continue to rapidly adopt Oracle Linux to increase the scalability, reliability and performance of their critical applications and systems.
  • According to Gartner (March 2013), Oracle Linux placed in the top three in the Linux server operating system market, growing more than 80 percent year-over-year in 2012, which outpaced the overall Linux server operating system market growth(1).
  • Recent important announcements with Dell, Microsoft, and, around support for Oracle Linux, further demonstrate Oracle Linux momentum with partners.
  • Oracle Linux is used by thousands of enterprise customers across industries around the world. Oracle Linux, the only Linux distribution for Oracle Engineered Systems, including Oracle Exadata Database MachineOracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle Big Data Appliance, and Oracle Database Appliance, is the choice for the majority of such customer deployments.

Oracle Linux Helps Partners Differentiate their Solutions

  • Hundreds of Oracle Partners, including AMD, Beyond Trust, Cisco, Dell, Emulex, Fujitsu, Fusion IO, Hitachi, Huawei, Intel, LSI, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Netapp, NEC, QLogic, SAS,, and Symantec continue to rapidly adopt and certify their solutions and platforms on Oracle Linux.
  • ISV certifications and support has grown more than 50 percent year-over-year of applications now certified with Oracle Linux.
  • In addition, IHV certifications have more than doubled, with the server Hardware Compatibility List exceeding more than 100 percent year-over-year growth and storage certifications growing more than 350 percent in the same timeframe.
  • Oracle Linux Validated Configurations, tested and documented best practices, which allow companies to quickly and easily deploy complete Linux hardware and software stacks at a lower cost, also grew by 15 percent.

Oracle Delivers Feature-Rich Linux and World-Class Global Support

  • The most comprehensive, extensively tested, and feature-rich enterprise Linux offering, Oracle Linux provides unique capabilities including Ksplice, DTrace, and the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, which are designed to help customers and partners further deliver on the high availability, scalability and performance demands of enterprise deployments.
  • Known for its dependability in mission-critical environments, Oracle Linux achieves its solid code line from rigorous Quality Assurance (QA) testing in which it is run by Oracle on thousands of testing servers daily, totaling over 128 thousand hours of QA testing in a given 24 hour period, using products such as the Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic Server
  • Oracle Linux is the only commercially supported enterprise Linux distribution that is free to download and free to use, including patches and updates. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply.
  • Oracle is the only vendor in the industry to offer a complete Linux-based solution stack, including applications, middleware, database, management tools, operating system, and servers, along with a single point of support.
  • Oracle Linux leverages Oracle's world-class support infrastructure to offer 24/7 Linux support in 145 countries. Oracle Linux Support subscriptions include use of Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Clusterware for management and high availability, at no additional cost.

Supporting Quotes

  • "Oracle continues to invest in delivering timely Linux innovations to market, providing users a reliable, scalable and high-performance platform for their business critical workloads," said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president of Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. "Today, Oracle delivers the best enterprise Linux solution, as evidenced by our record growth in customers trusting their businesses to run on Oracle Linux."
  • "Epsilon offers a broad array of data-driven, multichannel marketing solutions for many of the biggest brands in the world. Our information systems have been experiencing substantial growth year-over-year, with increased demand for real-time reporting, and high performance transaction processing. To enable customers to interact with a brand in a more dynamic real-time manner, we knew our infrastructure had to be comprehensive, well integrated and scalable. With our Oracle Exadata Database Machines running Oracle Linux, we are achieving transactional processing speeds that were previously not attainable. Oracle's technologies and world-class support have been instrumental in enabling us to deliver new value-add services and greater efficiency for clients," said Jeff White, vice president, technology, strategic database services at Epsilon.
  • "We are excited about our recently expanded partnership with Oracle, and Dell being named a preferred partner for x86 infrastructure offerings based on Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager, running on leading x86 Dell systems and optimized for deploying Oracle's enterprise applications and infrastructure," said Cheryl Cook, vice president of sales, Enterprise Systems Group Dell. "Dell is working with Oracle as one if its preferred enterprise infrastructure partners including Oracle Linux, and together, the two companies are well positioned to serve customers of all sizes including existing Oracle customers."

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(1) Source: Gartner, Market Share, All Software Markets, Worldwide, 2012 - Colleen Graham, Joanne Correia, David Coyle, Christine Arcaris, Fabrizio Biscotti, Matthew Cheung, Ruggero Contu, Federico de Silva Leon, Yanna Dharmasthira, Tom Eid, Chad Eschinger, Bianca Granetto, Hai Hong Swinehart, Hideaki Horiuchi, Koji Motoyoshi, Yurika Nagashima, Chris Pang, Asheesh Raina, Dan Sommer, Bhavish Sood, Michael Warrilow, Laurie Wurster and Jie Zhang - March 29, 2013.

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