Oracle Updates Linux, Sticks with Intel and Promises Solaris
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Oracle remains committed to Intel and to Linux even as it continues to promise the delivery of Solaris 11. That's the message that Oracle executives delivered during a keynote at the OpenWorld conference this week.
One of Oracle's key software plays on Intel's x86 is with Linux. Oracle Chief Corporate Architect Edward Screven noted that Oracle Linux is what runs the Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics and Big Data appliances.
"Oracle Linux is the only Linux that we recommend for use with Oracle software," Screven said.
Oracle Linux is compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, though Oracle has its own kernel called the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, which debuted at OpenWorld in 2010. According to Screven, Oracle's kernel is 75 percent faster than Red Hat's.