December 20, 2002: Oracle is seeing a huge trend towards Linux, says the company's CEO, and is pitching its new database clustering technology as the ideal way to take advantage of the open source operating system and low-cost Intel hardware.
Move aside, IBM. Oracle is jumping on the Linux bandwagon.
Larry Ellison, the outspoken CEO of the world's second-largest software vendor, revealed yesterday that Oracle is seeing "a stunning trend" towards Linux, and is "betting very heavily" on the open source operating system.
The combination of Linux running on powerful but inexpensive Intel processors, and Oracle's new 9i Real Application Clusters (RAC) database technology, offers "a huge competitive advantage," according to Ellison.