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February 05, 2015 08:00 ET

Oracle Linux Now Hosted on the Docker Hub Registry

Enterprise-Grade Operating System Joins the Most Popular Open Source Database for Easy Access by the Docker Community

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News Summary
Oracle Linux images are now available on the Docker Hub Registry, a repository for Docker-based components, including applications and operating systems (OSs). Oracle Linux joins MySQL, which is already extremely popular on Docker Hub and has been downloaded millions of times. Additionally, Oracle plans to provide a new Oracle-maintained MySQL image for the official repos on Docker Hub in late February further enabling developers to rapidly benefit from the latest MySQL innovations.

Applications using the Docker open platform for distributed applications can be rapidly developed and deployed. They are portable across clouds and on-premises to help businesses innovate faster. With Oracle Linux and MySQL available on the Docker Hub Registry, Docker users will be able to easily build their applications with the certainty that comes from deploying on enterprise-grade products as they leverage a more streamlined and container-based approach to distributed application deployment. Additionally, developers can use the Docker tools directly without having to separately download OS images and manually import them into their own repository, saving time and reducing complexity. 

"Docker users can take full advantage of the open source nature of Oracle Linux and MySQL to build their products," said Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president, Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle. "With Oracle Linux and MySQL images available on the Docker Hub Registry, users will be able to quickly create and publish custom Docker containers that layer applications on top of Oracle Linux and MySQL, which is a great time-saver for both independent software vendors and IT departments."

"Providing Oracle Linux and MySQL via the Docker Hub Registry gives the Docker community direct access to an enterprise Linux distribution and to a widely popular open source database directly from Oracle," said Nick Stinemates, Head of Business Development and Technical Alliances, Docker, Inc. "We look forward to continuing our strong collaboration with Oracle and enhancing the offerings for the Docker community."

As an enterprise-grade, commercially supported Linux distribution available on the Docker Hub Registry, Oracle Linux features:

  • Oracle Ksplice technology: Allows the system administrator to apply online updates to the underlying OS kernel without interrupting the running applications inside the Docker containers. In addition to improving availability, this also increases security by allowing kernel security fixes to be applied without creating a maintenance window.
  • Multiversion support and Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel: Oracle Linux images on Docker are available for both Oracle Linux 6 and 7 and utilize Oracle's latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. This provides an Oracle tested and supported container environment that gives developers and system administrators maximum flexibility to run Oracle Linux 6 or Oracle Linux 7 containers on either version of the OS.
  • Free to use, distribute, and update: The Docker images for Oracle Linux are available under the same model as Oracle Linux itself -- simply download and use. Existing Oracle Linux customers receive support for Docker with their existing support agreements.
  • Flexibility with Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel: Since the latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel runs on both Oracle Linux 6 and Oracle Linux 7, it allows users to choose which version of the OS they'd like to deploy on, potentially avoiding the need to update applications and increasing compatibility with other components.

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