Oracle, Linux and Shell Scripting Part 1

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

You must read these articles before we proceed, really beautifull please check them

So lets take some time for these resources :)