Linux Portfolio Expands as Oracle Purchases Ksplice

Ksplice, Linux security updater, has been acquired by Oracle- the database management company. This purchase has provided Oracle with a larger portfolio in the field of analytics and safety updates for Linux.

Oracle now provides customers with its personal open source operating system, branded as Oracle Linux, which will be provided by the company, free of charge. Its numerous support features, however, will have to be paid for.

In a press release, held regarding this transaction, nothing was told about the financial terms of the agreement.

Commenting on the achievement, Ksplice CEO Jeff Arnold said, “Ksplice’s technology will be able to take Oracle’s kernel updates and transform them into zero downtime updates that provide always-accessible systems with no reboot necessary. This results in improved system availability and security as well as reduced operational costs for the customer.”

Ksplice is famous amongst many, for its Ksplice Uptrack, which is a program boasting to maintain zero downtime, along with offering its customers with an easy method of upgrading their Linux, without having to go through the hassle of entire system reboot. Some of the advantages of not requiring a reboot, listed down on Ksplice’s website, include no downtime, increased saving time and reduced safety issues.

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