|By Linux News Desk||
|July 23, 2003 12:00 AM EDT||
'The impending availability of Intel 64-bit architecture has caused widespread excitement,' Burleson writes, 'and Intel-based servers will soon be able to compete with giant proprietary UNIX servers.'
The main breakthrough, Burleson explains, is this: 'Oracle professionals now have a choice: They can use the Intel-based server on Oracle with Linux or Microsoft Windows.'
There is a huge debate about which OS is best, he adds, noting that Linux advocates are rushing to make Linux accessible to preexisting Windows applications. (One example he gives is the WINE emulator -- that’s Wine as in Wine Is Not an Emulator).. WINE threatens Microsoft because you can run Word and Excel on it using a Linux operating system. You can also run Oracle for Windows, using Linux as the underlying OS.
Burleson also draws the attention of the Linux community to a great study on the speed of Oracle 9i on Linux vs Windows 2000 Server – using identical hardware – which makes it clear, he says, that Linux has significant advantages over Windows, not just in performance, but also in flexibility of administration and management.
The author of that paper, Roby Sherman, concludes: "From [the] perspective of performance, RedHat Linux 7.2 demonstrated an average performance advantage of 38.4 percent higher RDBMS throughput than a similarly configured Windows 2000 Server in a variety of operational scenarios." He also notes that, in comparison to what DBAs are already used to in many mainstream UNIX environments like Solaris and HP-UX, Windows wasn’t consistent between many database administrative functions such as automated startup, shutdown, service creation, and scripting.
|br 07/25/03 07:17:25 AM EDT|
you know, this 38.4% RDBMS throughput might have been about 50% on reiserfs. I think
- Linux & Games: Installing TransGaming's Latest Release, Cedega 4.0
- Migrating to Linux not easy for Windows users
- Migrating the Desktop from NT to Linux
- Sailing the Wine Dark Sea With Macromedia Fireworks MX
- Linux on the Desktop: Bringing Linux into the Corporate Environment
- How to install Neverwinter Nights on Linux
- Graphics Still the Hot Topic in Open Source .NET
- Fedora Software
- Novell Paying Microsoft Not to Sue
- Catching up with WINE