Re: Solaris x86 & Oracle

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Date: Fri, 5 Jun 2009 11:11:11 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jun 5, 1:17 pm, joel garry <> wrote:


> > I am following Oracle patches for Solaris x86. Oracle 10g is being
> > barely touched while patches for Oracle 11g (32 bit version) are starting
> > to show up regularly. There is for Solaris x86, there is even
> > CPU APR '09 for it.
> > Now, the question: given the low quality of Linux OS and a lack of tools,
> > dtrace being the most important one, would it make sense to switch from
> > Linux to Solaris x86? I, for one, would mercilessly ditch Linux in favor
> > of Solaris, provided that such a move would make sense. What do others think
> > of that?

> A bit of curious googling came up with this older gem: check out the 4
> years later link at the bottom.  The latter points out how few people
> who check out solaris x86 really look at it in terms of multiuser
> servers. "In a sense it isn’t that Solaris on x86 doesn’t scale - it’s
> that personal experimental use doesn’t scale. It’s easy to understand,
> in other words, why someone whose use of ZFS is limited to typing in a
> command on a PC and discovering that “Yeah! I can make a pool”
> wouldn’t intuitively understand what that gets you in a production SAP
> environment. "  I'd take the next step, and say that's what you are
> complaining about with linux (and I would agree).
> So would it make sense?  It depends on how many other people support
> this way of looking at it.

When oracle is not providing patches and patchsets and new releases of software on certain platforms on a timely basis ( versus other platforms ) ... one really has to question whether one wants to run production systems on that platform.

The dynamics of that whole question with solaris x86 ( really x86 64 for all serious consideration ) are not back in question. Received on Fri Jun 05 2009 - 13:11:11 CDT

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