Tuesday Feb 05, 2013

Oracle and Linux Foundation Partnership Growing Stronger


There are partnerships where there's great impact for all the community. This is the case with Oracle and Linux Foundation. We are growing strong in our collaboration and support of each other and the community as its extension.

Oracle's Monica Kumar, Senior Director Product Marketing had a chance to sit down with Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin to discuss about the foundation, challenges and partnership with Oracle. These podcasts will give you insights into our collaborative efforts and benefits you may gain from this unique partnership.

Podcast: A Spotlight on Oracle  Partnership with the Linux Foundation - Part 1

Oracle has been a long time member and supporter of The Linux Foundation. In the Part 1 of our podcast series, we sat down with Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Foundation to hear his thoughts on Linux community in general and some of the challenges it faces.

Podcast: A Spotlight on Oracle  Partnership with the Linux Foundation - Part 2

In this second podcast, you will hear his thoughts on Oracle’s participation and contributions to Linux  as well as understand his perspective on the goals of The Linux Foundation and where it is headed.

You can also subscribe to Oracle Linux Podcast channel to get future podcasts about interesting community and Oracle Linux topics.

Thursday May 31, 2012

Oracle is sponsoring LinuxCon Japan 2012


LinuxCon Japan is the premiere Linux conference in Asia that brings together a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts. It is designed not only to encourage collaboration but to support future interaction between Japan and other Asia Pacific countries and the rest of the global Linux community. The conference includes presentations, tutorials, birds of a feather sessions, keynotes, sponsored mini-summits. LinuxCon Japan will be showcasing Oracle Linux in  following sessions, as well as Technology Showcase booth. 

Wednesday, June 6:

2:00 pm - Btrfs Filesystems : Status and New Features, Chris Mason, Oracle, Room 502

Friday, June 8:

3:00 pm - State of Linux Kernel Security Subsystem, James Morris, Oracle, Room 502

5:25 pm - International/Asian Kernel Developer Panel that features Oracle's Chris Mason

Register to attend these great sessions.


Thursday Jan 19, 2012

Linux Adoption Trends 2012: A Survey of Enterprise End Users

The Linux Foundation, in partnership with Yeoman Technology Group, recently conducted an invitation-only survey of 1893 enterprise Linux users. The survey pool was comprised of The Linux Foundation End User Council, as well as other companies, organizations and government agencies selected by The Linux Foundation and Yeoman.

They published a paper that reports on the findings of that survey, with a focus on the 428 respondents who work for organizations with sales of more than $500 million or 500+ employees.

Key findings include:

  • Even as IT spending forecasts remain soft, enterprise users are adding more Linux. Eight out of ten respondents say that they have both added Linux servers in the last 12 months and plan to add more in the next 12 months, with the same number planning to add more Linux in the next five years. Only 21.7% of respondents are planning an increase in Windows servers during that same period (next five years).
  • More than 75% of respondents expressed concern about “Big Data,” and nearly 72% are choosing Linux to support it. Most enterprises expressed concern with the rapid growth of data, and Linux is clearly the platform of choice to address it. Only 35.9% are planning to use Windows to meet the demands of this new environment.
  • Linux users see fewer issues impeding the operating system’s success, with technical issues cited among respondents dropping 40% over last year’s report. Technical issues cited by Linux users dropped 40%, from 20.3% in 2010 to 12.2% today. Twenty-two percent fewer respondents cite perception by management as an issue, and 10% fewer say there are no issues at all impeding the success of Linux.
  • The largest collaborative development project gains more contributions from enterprise users. This year’s survey surfaced a nearly 12-point increase in those participating in Linux Foundation activities, an 8-point increase among respondents who are working on code, and a 5-point increase in those who are testing and submitting bugs.
  • TCO, feature set and overall security top Linux benefits. More than two-thirds of respondents consider Linux to be more secure.

The full report is available from The Linux Foundation.

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