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Microsoft Takes on Oracle, Opening Up Database Sof


Microsoft Takes on Oracle, Opening Up Database Software to Linux

Microsoft Corp planned on Monday to announce its move into a new business, unveiling a database software that works with a rival to its Windows operating system, a move that takes aim at a market long dominated by Oracle Corp.

Microsoft's new database product will work with the Linux operating system. The move is the latest to show Microsoft's increasing willingness to work with competing products, a radical change for the once fiercely protective company.

Microsoft's more open strategy has become a hallmark of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella since he took o