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Open source software is hot these days, and Oracle knows it. The company is facing challenges from open source competitors by embracing open source technology in its own right -- acquiring and developing key companies and products in this area -- as well as fighting to show its merits over other open source choices. How does Oracle stack up against PostgreSQL? How do Oracle and Linux work together? What's next for Oracle on the open source software front? You can find all this information in our new special report. All this month, SearchOracle.com examined how Oracle fits into the open source world. You can find all the new stories and content we've brought you throughout the month here. This page also compiles analysis and tips from our archives.
|Open source challengers|
- Oracle's Red Hat plan could advance grid computing: Oracle's plan to support Red Hat's open source Linux distribution could go a long way toward helping to increase adoption of grid computing, according to experts.
- Inside Oracle's bombshell plan to support Red Hat: Oracle's decision to get into the open source Linux business shouldn't come as a major surprise to Red Hat, according to one IT industry expert.
- Oracle announces full support for Red Hat users: Larry Ellison is going after Red Hat Inc. support customers in a big way.
- Practical tips for deploying Oracle and open source: It's high time that companies started evaluating open source software in the same manner that they do proprietary offerings, according to speakers at Oracle OpenWorld.
- Sizing up Oracle's open source tactics: Oracle's recent maneuvers in the open source software market are all about the upsell, according to one IT industry analyst.
- Oracle vs. Microsoft: The open source factor: Many IT pros believe Oracle's recent endorsements of the open source movement were designed specifically to destabilize Microsoft.
- Oracle users concerned with open source support: Oracle customers are taking to open source technologies, but old concerns about support and security remain, a new IOUG member survey finds.
- Open source EnterpriseDB takes aim at Oracle customers: In an interview with SearchOracle.com, Andy Astor, EnterpriseDB's president and chief executive officer, said his firm hopes to lure Oracle customers over to the open source world.
- Oracle vs. PostgreSQL: Users speak out: DBAs and other IT pros respond to a recent article that touted the merits of open source PostgreSQL over Oracle.
- Why PostgreSQL can best SQLServer, Oracle: In this tip, authors Robert Treat and Jason Gilmore explain why the PostgreSQL open source database management system can take on heavy-duty enterprise jobs.
- LinuxWorld: Virtualization, open source threaten proprietary models: Rising interest in virtualization could mean the decline of traditional software pricing plans. Meanwhile, virtualization leaders VMware and Microsoft are facing tough new competition.
- EnterpriseDB CEO gunning for Oracle: At the Open Source Business Conference, the CEO of open source database company EnterpriseDB dismissed a free version of Oracle Corp.'s database as late to the game.
- Open source making its mark: Open source databases are beginning to put pressure on Oracle, Microsoft and IBM, according to a Forrester Research report.
- Entrepreneurs turn to open source DBMS vendors: The use of open source database management systems is rising rapidly. The industry is expected to reach $1 billion by 2008, according to Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research.
- SugarCRM CEO: Thank you, Larry Ellison: The CEO of open source software maker SugarCRM has a message for Oracle Corp.'s Larry Ellison.
- SleepyCat CEO: Oracle deal an attempt to disrupt MySQL: The CEO of SleepyCat Software believes Oracle Corp.'s purchase of Finnish firm Innobase is a testament to the power of open source.
|Oracle and Linux|
- Replacements boosts efficiency with Oracle 10g on Linux: Replacements Ltd. is helping customers locate antique tableware more quickly than before thanks to newly implemented Oracle apps running on Red Hat Linux.
- NextAction dumps Microsoft for Oracle and open source: NextAction Corp. says it's now "protecting revenue" thanks to a decision to get off Microsoft in favor of Oracle on Suse Linux.
- IOUG: Linux to be top platform for Oracle by next year: The IOUG is kicking off Collaborate '06 by showcasing new survey results which suggest that Linux will soon overtake Sun's Solaris as the top platform for Oracle database deployment.
- Oracle highlights Red Hat partnership: Oracle Corp. and Red Hat held a joint press conference to highlight their partnership.
- LinuxWorld: Oracle president puts best foot forward with grid computing: Amidst a keynote speech littered with praise for Linux, Oracle president Charles Phillips Jr. identified grid computing as the next big challenge for the open source operating system.
- LinuxWorld: Defining Open source's role in the 'architecture of the future': Just how will open source fit into the world of virtualization, data grids and service-oriented architectures? We talked to a featured speaker at the LinuxWorld Conference to find out.
|More open source news and analysis|
- Oracle unveils new version of open source Berkeley DB: Oracle has released a new version of the open source Oracle Berkeley DB Java Edition.
- Are open source databases more secure?: They may not be. But a new survey suggests more IT shops are taking an interest in open source options, partly because of security holes in mainstream databases.
- 2006 outlook: Open source, offshoring, Web 2.0: Former TechTarget editor-in-chief Paul Gillin predicts the top 10 technology trends for 2006, including open source, Web 2.0, blogging, offshoring and convergence.
- Oracle throws weight behind open source: Oracle renewed its commitment to open source at JavaOne by taking the lead development role in a key Java spec and donating several of its own implementations to the open source community.
- MySQL expert: DBA dos and don'ts: Pinpointing performance bottlenecks is a problem on any database -- proprietary or open source, said veteran DBA, database book author and MySQL executive Robin Schumacher.
- Torvalds, OS experts: What it takes to make a career in open source: What are the traits needed for a career in open source software development? The answers given by Linus Torvalds and other open source experts may surprise you.
- Featured topic: Open source options: Open source DBMS and business applications have been gaining features and gaining momentum in the marketplace. Besides cost savings, proponents say open source products can be more secure and constantly improved.
- Oracle App Server upgrades include SOA, open source support: Upgrades in the Oracle Application Server 10g Release 3 promise to provide additional SOA support, security features and open source support.
- Oracle taps Solaris 10 as 'preferred development platform': Sun executives felt vindicated after Oracle announced that the open source Solaris 10 operating system would be its preferred 64-bit development and deployment platform.
- Big moves for Oracle in 2005: Oracle had a big year in 2005: From the SAP/Oracle rivalry, to the emergence of open source databases gunning for Oracle, to the blockbuster deals.
- The open source year in review: Following a year of both outright successes and discouraging setbacks, open source advocates are anticipating big gains in 2006.