Saturday, January 21, 2012

Oracle's Support for Open Source and Open Standards

Oracle's Support for Open Source and Open Standards

Oracle is committed to offering choice, flexibility, and lower cost of computing for end users. By investing significant resources in developing, testing, optimizing, and supporting open source technologies such as MySQL,, GlassFish, Linux, PHP, Apache, Eclipse, Berkeley DB, NetBeans, VirtualBox, Xen, and InnoDB, Oracle is clearly embracing and offering leading open source solutions as a viable choice for development and deployment.
We cannot stress the importance of using open standards enough, whether in the context of open source or non-open source software. Today, many customers are using Oracle together with open source technologies in mission-critical environments and are reaping the benefits of lower costs, easier manageability, higher availability, and reliability along with performance and scalability advantages.


  • Berkeley DB—Oracle Berkeley DB is a family of open source, embeddable databases that allows developers to incorporate within their applications a fast, scalable, transactional database engine with industrial grade reliability and availability; it is the most widely used open source database in the world with deployments estimated at more than 200 million.
  • Eclipse—Oracle is a strategic developer and board member of the Eclipse Foundation, contributing developers and leadership to three Eclipse projects: Dali JPA Tools, JavaServer Faces (JSF), and BPEL. Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse provides tools that make it easier for Eclipse users to develop applications utilizing specific Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies and Oracle Database.
  • GlassFish—A lightweight, flexible, and open source application server, Glassfish is the first compatible implementation of the Java EE 6 platform specification. To learn about Java EE 6 features, go to the Java EE Home page.
  • Hudson
  • InnoDB—Created by Oracle subsidiary Innobase OY, InnoDB is the leading transactional storage engine for the popular MySQL open source database.
  • Java—Java programming language and computing platform powers state-of-the-art programs including utilities, games, and business applications. Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers and on billions of devices worldwide. To learn more about Oracle and Java, visit the Java page on
  • Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME)—Developers in the mobile and embedded community drive the evolution and adoption of Java ME for mobile and embedded devices.
  • Linux—Oracle's technical contributions to Linux enhance and extend enterprise-class capabilities, and Oracle Linux Support delivers enterprise-quality support for Linux at a lower cost.
  • MySQL—MySQL is the world's most popular open source database for the Web.
  • NetBeans—NetBeans offers a free, open-source Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for software developers, along with all the tools to create professional desktop, enterprise, web, and mobile applications with Java, C/C++, PHP, JavaScript, Groovy, and Ruby. NetBeans Platform is the world's only modular Swing application framework.
  • OpenJDK—OpenJDK is an open-source implementation of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) specifications and is licensed as free software under the GNU General Public License (GPL). To learn about Java SE features, go to the Java SE page.
  • PHP—Oracle is committed to enabling open source scripting language PHP for the enterprise with Zend Server.
  • VirtualBox—VirtualBox is available under the open source GNU General Public License (GPL) and offers powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 based desktop virtualization.
  • Xen—Oracle contributes heavily to feature development of Xen mainline software and is a member of the Xen Advisory Board. Part of Oracle VM, next generation server virtualization software, includes the Xen hypervisor.
  • Free and Open Source Software—Everything you need to know about free and open source software from, and for, Oracle, including community projects, downloads, blogs, and more.
  • Open-source Tooling Projects—Oracle contributes to several open-source tooling projects, including Project Trinidad (ADF Faces), Eclipse, Spring, and more.

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