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Re: Oracle products with Solaris X86

From: John D Groenveld <>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 05:12:02 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <c6sn72$lct$>

In article <>, Brian Peasland <> wrote: >When Sun Microsystems announced that they would not longer be supporting >Solaris on Intel, Oracle Corp decided not to support the dead platform.

Actually Oracle killed the Solaris on Intel platform prior to Sun's public indefinitely delayed announcement by over 6 months. I suspect Sun informed its strategic partner that it planned to kill the product, but I have no proof.

>IIRC, Oracle did decide to support this for 10g, but they don't have it >out yet.

Metalink says Q3 in the platform certifications area. Sun is going to be talking about it at SunNetwork Asia on June 2. <URL:>
| Title: Oracle 10g Database Server on the Solaris Operating System (x86
| Platform Edition)
| Abstract: Sun and Oracle provide a 10g database server on the Solaris
| Operating System (x86 Platform Edition) (Solaris OS for x86) to
| further enhance low-cost computing grid solutions. Sun is extending to
| the entry level server market the performance and reputation of the
| Solaris OS being the number one UNIX based operating system, with the
| Solaris OS for x86. The Solaris OS for x86 provides increased
| security, true scalability and enhanced performance for x86 systems.
| By making the Oracle 10g database server available on the Solaris OS
| for x86, Sun is aiming to enable low-cost grid computing environments
| where entry-level server systems are harnessed to run custom cluster
| applications. The Oracle 10g database server with the latest Oracle
| RAC features is planned for released on the Solaris 9 OS. In this talk
| we will provide an overview of how Sun and Oracle are working together
| to make the best features of the Solaris 10 OS (SPARC Platform Edition
| and x86 Platform Edition), Linux, and Oracle 10g to attack the low-
| cost computing market with reliable and scalable 32- and 64-bit grid
| computing solutions that will run on a variety of low-cost computing
| solutions from Sun, including the SPARC platform, x86, and Opteron
| based systems.

John Received on Fri Apr 30 2004 - 00:12:02 CDT

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