Re: How stable is Oracle 11i?

From: Jeroen van den Broek <>
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 05:31:28 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <>

On 12 apr, 02:18, Michael Austin <> wrote:
> wrote:
> > On Apr 11, 12:12 am, wrote:
> >> I have some Oracle 9i based databases. These database are used for
> >> critical production systems, We are looking to upgrade the databases
> >> to newer version of Orcale. I am wondering whether I can upgrade them
> >> to 11g (instead of Oracle 10.2.0.x), I find Oracle 11g has lots of
> >> nice features, I however want to make  sure I do not run into problems
> >> if I use Oracle11g since our databases  are critical to business.
> >> I am using HP UNIX 11i.
> > Well I would be changing my cdos name from hpuxrac to linux11g if I
> > knew how to do that.  We are in the process of completing a migration
> > from hpux to 11g for all of my systems ... days to completion is
> > measured in weeks not months.
> > Certainly you have to test.  Certainly 11.2 is just around the corner
> > relatively speaking.
> > Except for one really flaky thing with a recover database ( check for
> > my recent posts if you wish ) that does have a documented bypass I
> > have not seen any show stoppers on ... your mileage may vary.
> > The performance on 11g on linux OEL 5.x on fairly generic servers is
> > pretty astonishing.  ( Well quad core intel xeon's ).  Looks like
> > nehalem offers some pretty incredible upgrade paths .... who needs rac
> > anyway?
> > Give me an email back if you want a phone call etc.
> > Good luck!
> Given some of the comments here about OEL 5.x, I am not sure I would
> have dumped HPUX and jump to commodity boxes just yet... I am not so
> much worried about speed as I am stability in the platform. So far, I
> still see Linux as a "toy" OS not yet ready for prime time. You may
> disagree and that is okay. It may be right for your application.  I am,
> at this point, not willing to bet my uptime numbers on it :)

Linux doesn't only run on commodity boxes, we have it (SLES, not OEL) running on IBM zSeries for quite a while now.

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