Red Hat Extends Red Hat Enterprise Linux Platform with Latest Versions of Popular Programming Languages and Databases

  Red Hat Extends Red Hat Enterprise Linux Platform with Latest Versions of
  Popular Programming Languages and Databases

  Red Hat Software Collections combines the stability of Red Hat Enterprise
                Linux with the latest stable runtime software

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- September 12, 2013

Red Hat, Inc, (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Software
Collections 1.0. Available via select Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions,
Red Hat Software Collections delivers the newest, most stable versions of open
source runtime components to subscribers on a lifecycle that is separate from
Red Hat Enterprise Linux. By providing a more frequent release cadence of
these developer oriented technologies, Red Hat has responded to the need for
access to rapid language and database innovation while also continuing to
deliver the stability of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux platform.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux currently ships stable tools and runtime technologies
with its 10-year lifecycle and will continue to do so. Responding to evolving
developer needs, Red Hat Software Collections provides access to newer,
updated, and reliable versions of popular dynamic languages and open source
databases with a three-year lifecycle. This enables organizations to
accelerate software development and deployment on a modern platform across
physical, virtual, and cloud environments without the potential risks of
unsupported community projects.

Red Hat Software Collections 1.0 includes:

  *Dynamic programming languages for modern web application development such
    as Ruby 1.9.3 with Rails 3.2.8, PHP 5.4, Python 3.3 and 2.7, Perl 5.16.3,
    and node.js 0.10 (delivered as a Technology Preview); and
  *Runtime databases, including MariaDB 5.5, MySQL 5.5, and PostgreSQL 9.2

Supported by a Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription and delivered with a
choice of service-level agreements (SLAs), the components offered through Red
Hat Software Collections are intended for production use in physical, virtual,
and cloud environments. This makes Red Hat Software Collections a compelling
choice for organizations looking for choice and flexibility when it comes to
application development and deployment. Red Hat is also making components
included in Red Hat Software Collections available on OpenShift, Red Hat’s
open source Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering where they are exposed as
services to developers (via the OpenShift cartridge API). This support across
multiple deployment options provides Red Hat customers with even greater

Red Hat Software Collections is available for use with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6 to customers and partners with the following active Red Hat Enterprise
Linux subscriptions:

  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server, Premium and Standard
  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation, Premium and Standard
  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Server, Self-support
  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Workstation, Self-support
  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux Academic Site Subscription, all support levels
  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Suite, Self-support
  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Support, all support levels
  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Workstation, all support levels
  *Red Hat Enterprise Linux Not-for-resale (NFR) subscriptions for qualifying
  *Red Hat Enterprise Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (all support
  *Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure (all support levels)

Supporting Quotes

Jim Totton, vice president and general manager, Platform Business Unit, Red

“To deliver a cutting-edge application, organizations must often choose
between innovation and stability, a balancing act that frequently leads to
chronic instability or feature stagnation. Red Hat Software Collections
tackles this mutual exclusivity by allowing developers to use the latest,
stable versions of Python, Ruby, MySQL, and other languages and databases used
for modern web applications, all delivered with the full value and
enterprise-grade qualities of a Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription.
Additionally, Red Hat Software Collections introduces Red Hat Enterprise Linux
subscribers to MariaDB, a database alternative to MySQL.”

Roland Benedetti, vice president, Product Management, eZ Systems

“As a commercial open source software vendor, we consistently recommend Red
Hat Enterprise Linux to our customers and support it as a reference platform;
Red Hat Software Collections makes it even easier for us to reinforce these
stances. While we praise Red Hat Enterprise Linux’s overall stability, Red Hat
Software Collections adds additional value by enabling us to rely on more
modern versions of key components, like the MySQL or MariaDB databases and the
PHP web stack. In short, we can now combine system stability with innovation
on quickly-evolving components, without compromising quality assurance,
leading to enhanced customer value. eZ Systems, as much as our customers, will
absolutely be leveraging Red Hat Software Collections for the innovation it

Additional Resources

  *Gain access to Red Hat Software Collections 1.0 under an existing Red Hat
    Enterprise Linux subscription:
  *Learn more about Red Hat Software Collections at
  *Learn more about Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Program on:


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connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source
communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that
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