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RE: Oracle 8.1.7 on Solaris vs. Linux

From: Orr, Steve <>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 10:57:33 -0700
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Our VALinux 4450's rock... 4 PentiumIII CPU's, 4MB RAM, EMC Symmetrix. No benchmarks but it "feels" faster on CPU heavy processes. We were going to benchmark against a Sun 450 but damagement just made the decision without testing. We have suffered a bit due to bugs that were fixed for Solaris but not for Linux. However, with the recent patch it appears we are on a par as regards functionality and are probably outperforming more expensive Sun servers. Wish there was time to do some benchmarking but VALinux is "nolonger in the hardware business" so it would be academic. Anyway, long term it looks like the Intel/Linux combination will make for strong servers. The better, faster, cheaper phenomenon for PC's is extending to the server market and Sun, HP, and IBM will have to compete. If only EMC hardware and Oracle software would follow this trend in like manner...

Steve Orr

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Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 12:50 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

I would be interested in seeing this as Linux is not the greatest for SMP support.

"Do not criticize someone until you walked a mile in their shoes, that way when you criticize them, you are a mile a way and have their shoes."

Christopher R. Spence

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Sent: Thursday, October 04, 2001 2:25 PM To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L

I don't have experience with Linux on RS/6000, but I would sure like to give it a try.

An RS/6000 is a much faster box than a more expensive Sun box.

Since IBM supports Linux on their HW, and Oracle supports their RDBMS on Linux, I would jump at the chance for this combination.


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Does anyone have any strong opinions or useful reference on the performance, reliability and scalability of Oracle (probably 8.1.7) on Linux (SuSE?) as against Solaris?

We're spec'ing up some kit for a new production d/b and the cost of upgrading one of our existing Suns is so high that it would probably be cheaper to buy a new Linux box (I would guess an IBM). The database is going to be around 20Gb & we were looking at ~4 processors and ~2Gb RAM.

David Lord

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