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RE: [Q] need benchmark info. for ORACLE seerver?

From: Stephen Lee <Stephen.Lee_at_DTAG.Com>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 09:04:08 -0800
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There is the website of

HOWEVER (AHA!!), you should be warned that Microsoft will *ALWAYS* spend the necessary cash to put together a big enough cluster to get the highest score. So, I can tell you, without looking at the site for months now, that Microsoft will have the highest score.

If you can, try to steer your management away from too much emphasis on benchmarks. A system either has satisfactory performance for your application, or it does not. If the performance is satisfactory, then factors such as long-term stability, ability to upgrade without pain, vendor support, third-party support, technical support, etc. are VERY important and should not get lost in the benchmark shuffle.

I've not had to deal with hardware vendors for a few years now. But in the past, Sun's vendor support and third-party support were vastly superior to others even when Sun's benchmarks weren't the best. Sun does a pretty good job of allowing you to move to a later version of the OS without breaking a bunch of stuff (which Windows does NOT do!).

> -----Original Message-----
> We are study on our next ORACLE servers. Before we
> can commit the management that SUN/ORACLE server is
> the best choice, I need get some benchmarks info to
> compare SUN with other systems (NT, LINUX, ..). Does
> anyone have information like that? If you have
> Benchmark info. include SUN/ORACLE compare with other
> systems, it will even better.
> Thanks.

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