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RE: Oracle 10g for Windows

From: Niall Litchfield <>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 14:28:43 +0000
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I'll try and stay on topic Jared :(=20

FWIW I largely agree with Thomas. We also run windows boxes, and they are c= ertainly stable enough for us. For the last 90 days for our 4 business crit= ical systems we have

System Availability: 99.9945%
System Availability: 99.9816%
System Availability: 99.9926%
System Availability: 100.0000% (but missing a patch or two as the system is=
n't *as* important)
This is std edition on Windows2000. it maybe that buy throwing out all the =
expertise we hae in house and buying some nice big RISC boxes and RAC etc t=
hat we reduce the downtime on these systems from the 40 minutes a quarter o=
r thereabouts that they are costing us, perhaps by as much as 30 minutes. F=
or some reason though CTD springs to mind. For many purposes windows is che=
ap enough, fast enough and good enough. Expertise is relatively cheap (at l=
east that's what they tell me when I negotiate salary rises :( ).=20
Now if we decide to consolidate these databases and/or run a RAC/GRID solut=
ion at some future point linux might look attractive given the amount of de=
velopment Oracle is putting into it, but it won't be because of the problem=
s inherent in the windows platform.

Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA
Audit Commission
+44 117 975 7805=20

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