New Solaris announcement

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2012 04:15:15 +0000 (UTC)
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Oracle usually makes announcements on the OOW, this one is no exception:

However, this announcement did surprise me. It says the following:

 "Improve Oracle Real Application Clusters lock latency by 17% by offloading lock management into the Oracle Solaris kernel."

So, RAC lock management is now moved to OS? How smart is to use other platforms for RAC? In particular, what about Linux OS? If Solaris is getting preferential treatment, as is visible from the following statement, how smart it is to use Oracle on Linux? How committed is Oracle Corp. to the Linux OS?

“Oracle Solaris 11 is the best UNIX operating system to run Oracle applications, deploy mission critical cloud infrastructure and protect customer investments,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle.

OK. What about Oracle Linux? Is it at least a good choice? Solaris 11 is obviously the best choice, but will Linux still remain at least a good choice?

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Fri Oct 05 2012 - 06:15:15 CEST

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