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Re: Oracle 9.2 RAC on Win2K?

From: Mogens Nørgaard <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 16:38:03 -0700
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And it scales indefinately (or however it's spelled).

And all applications can run un-modified on RAC and scale indefinately. If they can't, well, then they're not real applications...

Also, I'm slim and smart, have normal eyesight and can easily run, say, 42 meters.


Richard Ji wrote:
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  But, it's unbreakable.

Richard hides.

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You cant achieve 0 unplanned downtime with single database (whether windoze or not).
What if your disk array fails?
What if your RAC hangs?

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        Oracle RAC on Win2K is for some bizarre reason REQUIREMENT.
      Requirement by who? It usually helps to make a business case
for a specific configuration and benchmark it to see whether the performance is satisfactory.            

    This requirement is dictated by a prospect of ours, and since they say Win2K and IIS (there is a web part to this job) is a MUST, a must it is indeed. No matter how silly or plain wrong such a choice might be.

In my opinion the task in question (database up to a TB in size) accessed via few thousand concurrent sessions that must be up and running in 7x24 mode with exactly 0 down time allowed, fault tolerant and load balanced is clearly way-way above capabilities of today's Windoze platform (but give'em another 20 years or so of slack and may be they'll get there?) I also believe that trying to pull or force such a thing using Windows is comparable to a pitiful task of trying to empty the swimming pool using just a hand and spoon combo, but what do I know...          

      Let me suggest a little benchmark: 4 clustered, beefed up PC boxes vs. a single, 16-CPU IBM P690 with the latest "960" CPUs and AIX 5.2. You can benchmark price and performance. I'd be very intrigued to find out the outcome. It is very hard to predict it properly (wink, wink).            

    There is (and always will be) a proper tool for a proper job. Tested proven and true.

Mladen, thanks a lot for your input, I REALLY appreciate it!



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