Introduction

Successful organizations utilize data to gain insights about their operations to make better decisions and discover new growth opportunities. Gathering and storing data and extracting business intelligence are critical for success in today's competitive environment. Server technologies and database software are used in combination to transform information assets into profitable actions.

The databases that house important business data require a stable and effective operating platform. The Linux operating system continues to build momentum as a cost-effective and reliable database server. Year after year, more companies report success stories of migrating from expensive hardware to commodity servers running a flavor of the Linux operating ...

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