Microsoft Trainings versus Open Source Linux Trainings

Long term trends in operating systems and databases development trainings

Nothing is more heated debate in IT training circles than a Microsoft versus open source training. Let’s make the comparison convincing and let’s start with focusing on server operating systems. While, Windows server trainings hit the highest points after the release of the new version of Windows server in 2004 and 2008, it has ended the decade with 36 per cent share of the market. In comparison Linux has performed equally well with a closed rate of 28 per cent. There is the peak of nearly 44 per cent, partly attributed to the Red Hat versions 8 & 9. Hence, the Microsoft trainings and open source trainings were in demand accordingly.

However, the real surprise was the rise of virtualization. This is predominantly from the growth of VMware trainings and implementation in the industry, so clearly this is a growing trend that cannot be ignored. According to the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) exponential growth in deployment of enterprise Linux offerings, most notably Red Hat 6 (5 per cent of all Linux book sales last year) and Novell Suse is also expected.

Relatively, Microsoft has done tremendous work in promoting SQL server as a true enterprise database. It goes without saying that there is a great demand for SQL Server professionals persist now because of its salient, powerful new features. Oracle is also working significantly and Oracle trainings are tremendously in demand as well, among the students, to gain in-depth knowledge and gain expertise, it closes down to 28 per cent. However in terms of skills, we believe that, out of the 50 per cent or so open source databases, the community has greater involvement in enabling the deployment. Hence, open source training is also indispensable.

The debate will continue over Microsoft versus Open Source, but, with the nature of computing is definitely changing with the changing and evolving times. To reap the benefits of both the world, one should be aware of both the technologies, as it both supports office productivity. The tale however, has a little twist here; it really is the age of computing anywhere… Cloud anyone?

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