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As one of the most widely deployed operating
today, Oracle Linux delivers higher performance, better reliability, and
stability, at a lower cost for your cloud environments. Oracle VM is an
application-driven server virtualization
solution fully integrated and certified with Oracle applications to
deliver rapid application deployment and simplified management. With
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First day of Oracle OpenWorld is over with Larry Ellison's keynote and User group forums and sessions.
Tomorrow is the first day of product sessions and we are going to kick off our sessions with a General Session with Wim Coekaerts, Sr. VP of Oracle Linux and Virtualization Pavilion. Don't miss our Monday sessions, mark it in your calendar and drop by to hear the Oracle Linux executives talk about the product roadmap, strategies and technical details. Here are the sessions and demo activities you can attend:
Monday, September 23 Oracle Linux Sessions
10:45am General Session: Oracle Linux - State of the Penguin, Westin San Francisco, Room: Metropolitan II
Wim Coekaerts, Sr.VP, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Engineering will talk about what Oracle Linux strategy and what is coming in the next 12 months. This is one session you should not miss and people are already registering. Stop by to hear Wim and ask questions about Linux development
3:15pm Using Oracle Linux as Your Development Platform, Marriott Marquis, Room: Golden Gate (For DEVELOPERS)
In this session, you will learn about tools available from Oracle that allow you to create a powerful, feature rich development environment using Oracle Linux. Lenz Grimmer will describe their experience and recommended best practices for using familiar tools that are shipped with Oracle Linux, such as gcc C/C++ compiler, gdb debugger, along with various tracing tools.
4:45pm Managing Your Oracle Linux Environment, 4:45pm, Westin San Francisco, Room: City
In this session, Avi Miller and Tim Hill will discuss common methods customers are using to manage their Oracle Linux environment, including tips and tricks for patching and provisioning. Whether you prefer to leverage system tools, such as YUM with local repositories open source projects like Spacewalk, or a full scale system management solution like Oracle’s Enterprise Manager 12c.
Oracle Linux Demopods
If you want to see Oracle Linux Demo and ask questions to our engineers and developers, stop by in one of our Demopods located at Moscone South Exhibition Hall, Systems and Storage Demogrounds, Booth: 1133 :
Demopod 1: Oracle Linux: The Best Enterprise Linux (SC-146)
Demopod 2: Migration Made Easy: From Red Hat and SUSE to Oracle Linux (SC-144)
Oracle Linux and Virtualization Pavilion
Please also visit the Oracle Linux and Virtualization Pavilion, Moscone South #2021 showcasing ISV and IHV partners that support Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. If you stop by in one of our Partners booth you can be in the drawing for this beautiful, plush penguin.
Don't forget to bookmarkFocus on Linuxto access the Oracle Linux sessions and other details anytime.
The why and how of switching from Red Hat Enterprise Linux to Oracle Linux
Industry-leading Linux management and high-availability tools (included with Oracle Linux subscription at no charge)
Differentiated features, including Ksplice and DTrace
Deep testing and integration with the Oracle stack
With Oracle Linux, you get free access to the most advanced Linux
operating system, better testing, integration with enterprise
infrastructure and applications, and world-class support at a fraction
of the cost.
Oracle today announced that customers and partners continue to rapidly adopt Oracle Linux to increase the scalability, reliability and performance of their critical applications and systems.
to Gartner (March 2013), Oracle Linux placed in the top three in the
Linux server operating system market, growing more than 80 percent
year-over-year in 2012, which outpaced the overall Linux server
operating system market growth(1).
Recent important announcements with Dell, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com, around support for Oracle Linux, further demonstrate Oracle Linux momentum with partners.
“Epsilon offers a broad array of data-driven, multichannel marketing
solutions for many of the biggest brands in the world. Our information
systems have been experiencing substantial growth year-over-year, with
increased demand for real-time reporting, and high performance
transaction processing. To enable customers to interact with a brand in a
more dynamic real-time manner, we knew our infrastructure had to be
comprehensive, well integrated and scalable. With our Oracle Exadata
Database Machines running Oracle Linux, we are achieving transactional
processing speeds that were previously not attainable. Oracle’s
technologies and world-class support have been instrumental in enabling
us to deliver new value-add services and greater efficiency for
clients,” said Jeff White, vice president, technology, strategic
database services at Epsilon.
We sat down with Monica Kumar, Senior Director, Oracle Linux, Oracle Virtualization, and MySQL Product Marketing, to discuss the latest update on Oracle Linux.
Q. What are the latest Oracle Linux
A. Oracle Linux 5.9 and Oracle Linux
6.4 represent the latest releases of Oracle Linux. These releases are built on top of Oracle Linux 5 and 6 respectively and
include updates supporting new hardware and driver features, as well as bug
fixes and security updates. For additional details, please see the 5.9 release notes and 6.4 release
Q. Why would customers want to
update their Oracle Linux systems to the latest release? What advantages will
it give them?
A. Updates play a critical role
in the overall lifecycle of an operating system release. An update release provides an opportunity for customers to leverage new
hardware features as well as apply critical bug fixes and security
updates. Oracle Linux 5.9 is also a
consolidation of previously released errata published since the release of 5.8
– and the same holds true for 6.4. As part of Oracle Linux, we also offer an
innovative and modern kernel – Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. The
combination of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel with the latest bug fixes and new hardware support helps improve
performance, enhance stability and enable systems to remain secure.
Q. Why do customers choose Oracle
Linux? What do they get from Oracle Linux that they couldn't get by using
RHEL or SUSE or a non-commercially supported distribution?
A. Oracle Linux offers many
benefits. Key benefits include:
Latest innovations (with tracking mainline, optimizations from Oracle Engineered
Systems, and Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is the culmination of
this technology excellence, offering enhanced performance, reliability and
a more modern Linux distribution), as well as unique features such as
Ksplice, DTrace, and support for popular file systems including ocfs2
besides the others.
Deployment best practices: over 100,000 hours of QA/day using Oracle
Linux – most tested distribution with enterprise workloads and over 160
world-class Linux support in 145 countries; by far the widest and largest
support network over Red Hat or SUSE
Q. What does Oracle give back to the
Linux kernel community?
Linux kernel development is focused on working with Linus and the mainline
kernel community, where we, like other Linux distribution vendors, contribute
significant amounts. Over time, those mainline development projects
trickle down into an OS distribution like Oracle Linux 6 through Unbreakable
Enterprise Kernel which is a great vehicle – and how we introduce new
Linux kernel features into Oracle Linux and provide it to customers.Oracle has a long history of developing
open source projects and working with the Linux kernel community. We are active contributors to many features
found in the mainline kernel today, including OCFS2, Btrfs, NFS, XEN, to name
just a few. In addition, our business
model for Oracle Linux is to focus on providing the best operating system for
mission critical workloads, and contributing the work we do back to the
mainline community. Our git repository for
the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is publicly available on oss.oracle.com/git so anyone can see our development work and
our contributions. In addition, we make
Oracle Linux freely available, including all of our errata, whether you have a
support subscription or not.
See this link
for more on Oracle’s contributions to Linux.
Q. Why is Oracle Linux better for customers than using the most
current version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux? What's the value for customers?
A. Oracle Linux including the Unbreakable
Enterprise Kernel is developed to provide high performance and stability for
mission-critical applications. Users
benefit from the innovations and improvements occurring in the mainline Linux
community, which we deliver rapidly with Oracle Linux. In addition, Oracle Linux is the most well
tested distribution for enterprise workloads, especially Oracle workloads. We
conduct over 100,000 hours/day of testing at Oracle using Oracle Linux. Additionally, support of Oracle’s Engineered
Systems plus the enterprise application knowledge that we have, is unmatched by
The technical support we provide
with Oracle Linux also includes important bug fixes that Red Hat may choose not
to release. For our customers, these
fixes are critical and it is one of the many reasons they choose Oracle
Linux. In addition, with capabilities like
zero-downtime kernel updates through Ksplice, they receive features that are
not offered by Red Hat.
Q. What is being planned for the
next release and what is the predicted timing of the next release?
A. Oracle continues to focus on
features which improve performance and the innovations found in the mainline
Linux community. We are currently
working on the next generation of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle
We expect update releases for both Oracle
Linux 5 and Oracle Linux 6 and a new release of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel in calendar year 2013.
If you want to know more about Oracle Linux, check these resources.
are hosting free, in-person events all around North America and Europe.
We'll cover Oracle Linux overview, unique features, and why it is the
best choice for the enterprise and cloud infrastructures.
Oracle Linux momentum continues as more and more third party providers now support the latest releases of Oracle Linux.
Joining the large number of ISVs that have certified with the latest release of Oracle Linux 6 is SAP. The certification specifically includes Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel R2. Read the details on SAP's website.
Check out the latest technology updates on Oracle Linux and find out why we offer more value to customers.
Btrfs ("Butter FS") is a new copy on write filesystem for Linux aimed at implementing advanced features while focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration. Initially developed by Oracle, Btrfs is licensed under the GPL and open for contribution from anyone.
I can't believe it has already been a month since Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco! If you missed the show or want to review content you saw during the sessions, you can now download many of the presentations from the OpenWorld site here:
The Linux sessions can be found by simply selecting Oracle Linux (under "Server and Storage Systems") in the Track field. Or if you'd prefer, keyword searching and other mechanisms are available as well. This site is open to the public, not just OpenWorld attendees. So even if you weren't able to join us in San Francisco, you can go download PDFs of the content that was presented.
Linuxcon Europe 2011 is less than two weeks away and it is in Prague, Czech Republic. Oracle's Linux and MySQL teams will be attending, and participating in a number of activities, including:
Reception hosted by Oracle's MySQL team
I wanted to highlight a few key sessions being delivered by Oracle:
Wim Coekaerts' Keynote on Friday, Oct. 28 at 9:30 am -- Oracle has been working on engineered systems for a couple of years now. Oracle Exadata and Exalogic are engineered systems that use either Linux or Solaris as the embedded operating systems. You will hear an overview and experience in building of building a complex integrated system. You will also hear what works and what some of the challenges were on making Linux be well-suited for lights out engineered systems that need to be highly available and have built-in diagnostics.
Chris Mason's Btrfs Session on Friday, Oct. 28 at 1:30 pm -- The Btrfs filesystem is quickly becoming a mature part of the Linux kernel. This talk will discuss the Btrfs roadmap and demonstrate some of the newest Btrfs features.
Elena Zannoni's Tracing Session on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 11:15 am -- This talk will give an overview and summary of the most current status of tracing development in the Linux arena. There are many different projects providing the user and system administrators with various approaches to tracing their applications, and the Linux kernel itself.
Santo Leto's MySQL 5.6 Session on Friday. Oct. 28 at 4:45 pm -- Attend this session to discover the new features delivered within the MySQL 5.6 development milestone releases, including an improved InnoDB storage engine, enhanced replication capabilities as well as MySQL performance and scalability optimizations. You will also learn about the new features available to the MySQL Community for testing, such as NoSQL access to MySQL. The ""M"" of the ""LAMP"" stack, MySQL is the world's most popular open source database and the leading database choice for web-based applications.
Stop by the Oracle Booth: Pick up a free copy of Oracle Linux 6; talk to Linux and MySQL experts.
Evening Reception Hosted by Oracle's MySQL on Thursday, October 27: Get your invitation to an evening reception by coming to our Thursday session or visiting our booth. Come swim with the dolphins!
The Linux Pavilion at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 was a happening place. Penguins were everywhere, and so were our very important partners - BeyondTrust, Brocade, Emulex, HP, Fujitsu, QLogic, Storix, Tectia, and Xsigo. They were milling around with customers, Linux gurus and penguin lovers.
News spread fast and many celebrities, including the following from Oracle were spotted in the Linux Pavilion!
Edward Screven - Chief Corporate Architect
Wim Coeakerts - Senior VP Engineering, Linux and Virtualization
John Fowler - Executive VP, Systems
Chris Mason - Creator of Btrfs (and leader of the Linux Kernel team)
Martin Petersen - Data integrity expert for Linux and a lead kernel contributor
Attendees couldn't wait to try their luck at winning large stuffed penguins! Some went away happy with their toys, others went away even happier with their Oracle Linux 6 DVDs. The smoothie bar was buzzing with people wanting Linuxberry and Unbreakable Mango flavors. We had bean bags, comfortable seats and a friendly, inviting environment where attendees had discussions with Linux experts from Oracle and our partner organizations.
All in all, we witnessed tremendous interest in Oracle Linux and the support offered by Oracle's partner community. We'd like to thank our partners for being in the Linux Pavilion and for making it an interesting and educational place which drew a lot of visitors.