UnitedLinux Gives Oracle9i Seal of Approval

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."