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[4]: Solaris is doing well
by Alfman on Fri 20th Sep 2013 15:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Solaris is doing well"
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What I meant to quote before was this, but I was too hasty.

"some of the claims Oracle made about its performance on third-party benchmarks were based on selected interpretations of the data—which drew catcalls from IBM Systems and Technology chief technical strategist Elisabeth Stalh. "Oracle claimed nine T4 world records. 7 of the 9 are not industry standard benchmarks but Oracle’s own benchmarks, most based on internal testing," Stahl blogged. "Oracle’s SPECjEnterprise2010 Java T4 benchmark result, which was highlighted, needed four times the number of app nodes, twice the number of cores, almost four times the amount of memory and significantly more storage than the IBM POWER7 result."

It does suggest that Larry Elisson's claims should be taken with a grain of salt. Although in fairness to him, everyone else probably does the same thing.

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