Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:08 UTC
Oracle and SUN "Several of the concerns about Oracle's acquisition of Sun have revolved around how Unix technologies led by Sun would continue under the new ownership. As it turns out, Solaris users might not have much to worry about, as Oracle executives on Wednesday affirmed their commitment to preserving the efforts. In the case of Solaris, Oracle had already been a big supporter of the rival Linux operating system. Oracle has its own Enterprise Linux offering, based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, the idea that Linux and Solaris are mutually exclusive is a false choice."
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dagw
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The biggest AIX server you can buy is 128 cores, the biggest Solaris serer is 256 cores, the biggest Linux server is 1024 cores. These are single image machines, not clusters. Just throwing that out there.

Larry Ellison recently explained for example, that he sees Solaris' place on the biggest machines. If it was true, what you wrote, he would choose OEL for that.

Ellison has a very good reason to promote Solaris on big machines ahead of Linux no matter what the actual facts might be. He makes more money that way. He would have to be monumentally stupid to come out and say that a cluster of Linux machines is better than Solaris on big iron after having spent a ton of money on buying Sun, even if it was true.

I don't work with big iron machines so I won't comment on what actually works better on which workloads in the real world, but I certainly wouldn't use a comment by Ellison as actual proof of anything.

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