Ok here starts another series, this road is targeted “power”, power here which I may summaries as Oracle on Linux. Linux refers to any Unix-like computer operating system that uses the Linux kernel.
Finnish university student Linus Torvalds originally used Minix on his own computer in 1991 as a hobby while attending the University of Helsinki. Minix is a simplified Unix-like system written by Andrew S. Tanenbaum for teaching operating system design. However, Tanenbaum did not permit others to extend his operating system, leading Torvalds to create a replacement for Minix.
Oracle released the first commercial database on Linux in 1998. Today, Oracle is the only major software vendor to collaborate with and provide first-line support for Red Hat, Novell, and Asianux. And all Oracle products are available on Linux.
Oracle Announced Enterprise-Class Support for Linux at Openworld 2006
Oracle Unbreakable Linux is a support program of Oracle that provides enterprises with industry-leading global support for Linux. Oracle also now offers Enterprise Linux software as a free download. It is all currently explained in more detail on the Unbreakable Linux Network.
Oracle Maintains Top Spot in RDBMS Market, Increases Share in Linux Segment
According to this Forbes article, Gartner’s 2005 RDBMS marketshare study showed Oracle has the biggest share in this market. Oracle enjoys about 50% of the total RDBMS market and 55% on distributed systems. Both IBM and Oracle posted similar year-over-year growth in their database businesses in 2005, with Oracle growing slightly faster than IBM.
Also, Oracle extended its lead in the RDBMS on Linux market. While Oracle seems to have lost share on the Windows platform, it remains the leader on the fastest-growing Linux platform where the market grew by 84% and Oracle consolidated its top spot by increasing its share to 81% from 76%.
Here are my favorite resources on Linux and Oracle
- OTN Linux Technology Center
- Oracle’s Linux Projects development group – One site to rule Free and Open Source Software all
- OTN Linux Discussion Forums
- Oracle® Database Installation Guide 10g Release 2 (10.2) for Linux x86
- 10.2.0.3 PATCH SET FOR ORACLE DATABASE SERVER, 29-NOV-2006 (needs metalink account)
- The Linux Wiki
- The Linux Documentation Project
- An A-Z Index of the Linux BASH command line
- Oracle Installation Guides at Dizwell Informatics
- Oracle Unbreakable Linux FAQ
- Linux Hints and Tips by Werner Puschitz(Oracle ACE)
- Oracle Magazine Special Edition for Linux 2006
- Oracle Validated Configurations – Get pre-tested, validated architectures along with documented best practices
- Installing and Configuring Oracle Database 10g on the Linux Platform, by Roger Schrag (May 2006)
You must read these articles before we proceed, really beautifull please check them
- Technical Articles for Linux Newbies
- An Introduction to Linux Shell Scripting for DBAs
- OTN Technical Articles for DBAs and Sysadmins – Linux & RAC Area
- AWK: The Linux Administrators’ Wisdom Kit
- Using the sed Editor
- Guide to Linux File Command Mastery By Sheryl Calish
- Guide to Advanced Linux Command Mastery by Arup Nanda(Oracle ACE)
- Build Your Own Oracle RAC 10g Release 2 Cluster on Linux by Jeffrey Hunter(Oracle ACE)
- Convert a Single Instance Database to Oracle RAC 10g on RHEL3
- Installing Oracle Database 10g Release 2 on Linux x86 by John Smiley
So lets take some time for these resources :)