Oracle Builds World's Largest Linux-Based Development Organization

More than 9,000 Developers Worldwide to Leverage Linux

May 26, 2004, 01:00 ET from Oracle Corp.

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With more than
 9,000 developers slated to create Oracle (Nasdaq:   ORCL) products on the Linux
 operating system, Oracle will soon boast the largest Linux-based development
 organization in the world.
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     The company began the global initiative last year with the migration of
 5,000 developers to Linux, and anticipates that by the end of 2004, its core
 development team worldwide will be leveraging the operating system.  With
 Linux, Oracle developers have a broader choice of hardware platforms and can
 use cheap, fast hardware in a grid environment to help increase productivity
 and enhance testing capabilities.
     "Over the past year, Linux adoption has become widespread," said
 Wim Coekaerts, director of Linux Engineering, Oracle Corp, "Companies are now
 using Linux for everything from product development to running mission
 critical systems and now on the desktop.  By building all of our products on
 Linux, we've decreased our own development costs, increased productivity and
 gained greater insight into what our customers experience running Oracle on
 Linux.  This has enabled us to be more responsive and anticipate customer
     The global migration of Oracle's core development team to Linux
 illustrates the momentum it has gained in the enterprise and is a testament to
 Oracle's ongoing investment in the operating system.  More importantly,
 Oracle's support of Linux is helping organizations realize the benefits of
 low-cost, standards-based hardware.  This commitment is evidenced through a
 number of Oracle initiatives, including:
     -- Strategic partnerships with key Linux providers Red Hat, Novell,
 Miracle Linux and Red Flag;
     -- A 6,000-plus global support team that provides complete technical
 support to Oracle customers running on Linux;
     -- Oracle Linux Kernel Group -- a team dedicated 24/7 to working with
 Linux vendors, providing fixes and developing new functionality to directly
 benefit the Linux community;
     -- Oracle Linux and Open Source Developer Centers -- providing developers
 with access to source codes and Oracle on Linux via the Oracle Technology
 Network at or ;
     -- One thousand-plus commercially available partner applications on the
 Linux/Oracle platform.
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SOURCE Oracle Corp.