Oracle Linux Continues to Grow
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Nearly seven years after first being introduced, Oracle Linux continues to power ahead.
"There are nearly 11,000 customers running Oracle Linux on non-Oracle hardware," Wim Coekaerts, senior vice president of Linux and Virtualization Engineering, Oracle, told ServerWatch.
In addition to those customers, Oracle's Engineered Systems, including Exadata Database Machine, Exalogic Elastic Cloud, Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, and Oracle Database Appliance, all run Oracle Linux.
During Oracle's most recent fiscal quarter, Ellison reported that the Exa-class systems had their best quarter ever in terms of sales. Over 1,200 engineered systems were sold in the fourth quarter alone, in a year in which Oracle sold over 3,000 engineered systems in total.