Re: RAC platform usage

From: Dan Norris <>
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 07:05:22 -0500
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I agree with Niall. I'm surprised sometimes at the number of businesses
trusting their most critical database applications to run on Windows,
but they do and the majority of the time, they're very pleased with the
uptime and stability. I've seen quite a few Windows installs on the
traditional 32-bit Windows, several on x86-64 (IA64 or AMD64), but
haven't seen a single one on Itanium yet. 

I'll also note that apparently Windows/Itanium isn't that critical as Oracle has yet to produce that port for 11g. So, unless you want to be a year behind the rest of the world and root out all the platform-specific bugs yourself, I'm not sure I'd see the benefit of going to Windows/Itanium for Oracle just yet.


Niall Litchfield wrote:
RAC on windows is relatively common - certainly common enough that we are running a hands on "build a RAC" day at the UKOUG windows sig in June. Last time I saw some figures Oracle's windows sales were about 30-40% (by volume not value) of their database sales and lets face it selling a clustering solution on a platform commonly believed to be unreliable for single servers is probably not the hardest sales pitch in the world - especially for those SE shops where there is not extra dollar cost. My understanding is that Itanium is a platform with a pretty poor takeup.

On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 9:58 AM, Frits Hoogland <> wrote:
Anybody know of (a rough estimation of) the share in platform used for Oracle RAC?

Anybody know if RAC on Windows/Itanium is common or obscure?


Frits Hoogland

Niall Litchfield
Oracle DBA
-- Received on Fri May 02 2008 - 07:05:22 CDT

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