UnitedLinux Gives Oracle9i Seal of Approval

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-03-03 Print this article Print

UnitedLinux has completed certification of UnitedLinux 1 with Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Real Application Clusters.

UnitedLinux LLC on Friday announced it has completed certification of UnitedLinux 1 with Oracle Corp.s Oracle9i Database and its database clustering technology, Oracle9i Real Application Clusters.

The move follows fast on the heels of Oracles recent announcement that it had submitted Red Hat Inc.s Linux Advanced Server for a Common Criteria (ISO 15408) evaluation at EAL2(Evaluation Assurance Level 2).

The UnitedLinux announcement spreads the same message—i.e., more enterprise and government Linux users will be able to run Oracle applications—but takes it further, as Linux flavors from all the UnitedLinux member companies now have a seal of approval. Those UnitedLinux-powered products include Conectiva S.A.s Conectiva Linux Enterprise Edition, The SCO Groups SCO Linux Server 4, SuSE Linuxs SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 and Turbolinuxs Turbolinux Enterprise Server 8.

According to Paula Hunter, general manager of UnitedLinux, in Wakefield, Mass., the certification will have global impact on the spread of Linux into the enterprise. Deals to get Linux into a myriad of industries, including financial services, retail and government, are hanging on approval that wont come before certification does, she said. "Its a requirement to gain these customers," she said. "They want to see that Oracle certification."

Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for eWEEK.com and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on eWEEK.com, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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