Oracle on Solaris is making a come back?

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?

October 13, 2009

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11gR2 is here!

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 :)

September 10, 2009

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No more SUN

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.

Overpriced SUN Hardware is replaced by powerful and reasonably priced HP Boxes
Overpriced SUN Hardware is replaced by powerful and reasonably priced HP Boxes (Front)
Overpriced SUN Hardware is replaced by powerful and reasonably priced HP Boxes (Back)
Overpriced SUN Hardware is replaced by powerful and reasonably priced HP Boxes (Back)

August 7, 2008

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