Oracle has just announced a new world record TPC-C benchmark result claiming that Oracle and Sun Are Faster than IBM: Proof Now Available. What’s really interesting is that they used Solaris OS instead of Oracle EL for this benchmark, specifically: “Oracle® Database 11g running on Sun SPARC® servers with CMT technology and the Sun Solaris Operating System“.
John Fowler (executive vice-president, Systems Group, Sun Microsystems) had this to say:
No other vendor today is shipping fully-integrated flash-based hardware and software that leverages a world-class operating system – Solaris – to deliver these breakthrough world record performance results.
This is getting very interesting … Goodbye Oracle Linux?
In case you didn’t get this via oracle.com news updates — 11gR2 is out and available for download from here ….
And as I have predicted, the first distro is Linux x86 and Linux x86-64. So if you are a die-hard Solaris fan it should now be obvious (if it wasn’t already) that Linux is now officially the preferred platform (as Solaris once was but no longer is).
I actually wasn’t expecting this in September — I thought it was going to get announced closer to Oracle Open World but I am not complaining here
After running ORACLE on SUN for over 7 years and being the big proponent of it I have finally said enough is enough. Starting this summer our shop made a switch to Linux (HP) and so far I could not be happier. I just don’t get it with SUN anymore they keep digging a deeper whole by separating themselves further and further from ORACLE. And with ORACLE now offering Linux support I just don’t see why would someone not yet invested in SUN hardware would want to choose them over Linux.