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Re: Again, Solaris or Linux for RAC

From: hpuxrac <>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 15:43:19 -0700
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On Oct 26, 9:03 am, wrote:
> Our application will potentially have a few thousand concurrent user.
> I know it has been debated many times, but most of the thread are
> dated before 2000. A lot of new things happened on the market these
> years.
> Now, solaris is not that awefully expensive, Linux has evolved as
> well.
> What will you pick, solaris or linux for your RAC?
> According to the sevey by IOUG (,
> Oracle on Solaris will decline from 49% to 43%, and Linux will
> increase from 34% to 44% by April 2007. But they never publish the
> new poll, is that really happening?

You know it really depends on who you listen to. There's been a couple of responses from the usual oracle marketing cheerleaders and cdos spammers here. After Larry brought the penguins on stage last year at OOW 2006 there is not a lot of latitude for them expressing any opinion but the party line.

There's not a lot of independence in the IOUG so beware and caveat emptor.

Sun has been bringing it on the hardware side in the last several years. Not a real choice for them as they were dealing with survivability.

Lots of people are looking seriously at sun and solaris. An enterprise ready operating system tried and proven over the last 2 decades.

Why do you even think that you need RAC necessarily? Read what Moans Nogood has to say about RAC and high availability.

Lots more noise than signal on cdos.

One of the people responding has advocated running production systems on Apple OS based systems in the past. Nothing like advice from the truly wacked out eh? Received on Fri Oct 26 2007 - 17:43:19 CDT

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