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RE: Is Oracle for Solaris x86 ready for prime time?

From: Jim Newman <>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2006 14:27:41 -0800
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Thanks, this is all very comforting to know.

Jim Newman

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[] On Behalf Of James Foronda Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 11:39 AM To:
Subject: Re: Is Oracle for Solaris x86 ready for prime time?


A few points:

are systems internal to Sun so they may not be as heavily used as internet-facing systems). I can say that these systems running Solaris x64 are every bit as stable as the ones running Solaris SPARC.

much to you (send me private email).

HTH, James

> From: *Jim Newman* <
> <>>
> Date: Nov 20, 2006 1:58 PM
> Subject: RE: Is Oracle for Solaris x86 ready for prime time?
> To: Alex Gorbachev < <>>
> Cc: <>
> Thanks, though it's too late on our release decision. We've been on
> 10gR2 in Solaris for about 9 months now, and it has been a
> stable environment. I am concerned that Solaris x86 might not be as
> solid. I remember a lot of ORA-600s from the 8i days on that
> I'm not hearing any recent negatives about Oracle on Solaris x86, so
> maybe my fears are unfounded.
> Jim Newman
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Gorbachev [
> Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2006 8:01 PM
> To: Jim Newman
> Cc: <>
> Subject: Re: Is Oracle for Solaris x86 ready for prime time?
> My reply might be a bit aside from the question. But...
> If you are looking at 10gR2 for critical production systems than you
> are amongst pioneers anyway. One can argue that they are running 10g
> in production for a year or more but definitions of criticality vary.
> I also saw the speculations flowing that it was a political decision
> to step away from Solaris x86 starting with Oracle 9i and than Sun
> realized that this was a lousy decision.
> All IMHO.
> On 11/16/06, Jim Newman <
> <>> wrote:
> > We are looking into switching from Sparc Solaris to Solaris x86 due
> the allure of "cheaper faster" hardware. I'm a little concerned about
> running our mission critical databases on Solaris x86. Oracle's
> offering for this platform went away entirely for 9i, and I heard the
> issue was that there were just too many different chips to support.
> It's back, but I wonder if it's really a safe bet. We'll be running
> R2 with most of the goodies, Streams, Data Guard, partitioning, and
> possibly RAC. Anyone running Oracle Solaris x86 that can relieve (or
> confirm) my fears?
> --
> Best regards,
> Alex Gorbachev
> The Pythian Group
> Sr. Oracle DBA
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