Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 22:04 UTC, submitted by garyd
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ZFS is the world's most advanced filesystem, in active development for over a decade. Recent development has continued in the open, and OpenZFS is the new formal name for this open community of developers, users, and companies improving, using, and building on ZFS. Founded by members of the Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and illumos communities, including Matt Ahrens, one of the two original authors of ZFS, the OpenZFS community brings together over a hundred software developers from these platforms.

ZFS plays a major role in Solaris, of course, but beyond that, has it found other major homes? In fact, now that we're at it, how is Solaris doing anyway?

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RE: Solaris is doing well
by arsa on Fri 20th Sep 2013 08:28 UTC in reply to "Solaris is doing well"
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You seem to have some insight into Oracle businees plans which is not just a mere forecast. That's fine and well. What is not fine and well is stating "GNU/Linux is for low-end only" and "GNU/Linux scalability is a myth".

Oracle presents its Engineered Systems as the best machine they have. When I remember the way Oracle is marketing this machine (OpenWorld keynotes, "Oracle Magazine" and, oh dear, trailers for IronMan movies) it's clear they consider it a big deal. Description certainly seem impressive: http://www.oracle.com/us/products/engineered-systems/index.html
Should we also describe what operating systems they run on?
- Exadata, Database appliance, Exalytics, Big data appliance, Network applications platform run on Oracle Linux
- Exalogic can either run on Oracle Linux or Solaris
- Supercluster and ZFS storage applicance run on Solaris
- Virtual compute applicance is running Oracle VM but I don't know much about it
It appears that if it weren't for the facts that SPARC can be properly used in Solaris only and ZFS storage OS was already nicely built, then GNU/Linux is the only choice.

Now, the question for you. You are certainly aware of the expandibility of Engineered Systems. Can you explain how come GNU/Linux is not scalable? Were you able to deduce that from Oracle's behaviour?

Once again, I am all for the success of Solaris, but I'm even more against false claims over GNU/Linux.
All the best.

Edited 2013-09-20 08:30 UTC

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