Who Is Oracle’s Biggest Linux Customer?

Mark Monday Oracle CIOOracle CIO Mark Sunday has a lot of users he needs to support and he’s using Linux to do it. The tech leader took the stage at the LinuxCon conference this morning to discuss how Oracle uses and develops Linux.

“Linux is our platform of choice across a wide variety of services,” Sunday said. “It is how we build products and how we provide services to our customers.”

Oracle is a massive organization of over 125,000 employees spread across 49 countries and according to Sunday, they all depend on Linux. Linux is the core technology that powers Oracle’s core collaboration, including email and its primary systems.

Sunday explained that Oracle’s use of Linux is also core to how it supports its end user customers.

“Linux is what we do to support over 6 million end users,” Sunday said.

Oracle has been building its own Linux distribution since 2006. Sunday revealed that while Oracle has lots of customers for Oracle Linux, perhaps the biggest customer of them all is Oracle itself.

Read the full story at Datamation:
Oracle CIO: Linux is Fundamental

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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