Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Aug 2010 19:14 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Due to me not working for OSNews these past eight weeks, I've been a bit out of the loop, as I didn't really follow technology news. I did notice that a lot is going on in OpenSolaris land, and today, Oracle has outlined what it has planned for Solaris 11 - and according to some, the fears about OpenSolaris' future were justified.
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RE[3]: Not surprised...
by nt_jerkface on Thu 12th Aug 2010 21:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not surprised..."
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The benefits of Oracle over free databases are the features, support and experience Oracle has in the industry. They can debug from app server to DB what you need and offer solutions including patches.

Let's also not forget transactions per second. Oracle will just plain outperform MySql.

How many companies actually need Oracle is a valid question but enough of them don't mind paying for what is perceived to be the best when it comes to performance and reliability. For a big Fortune 500 corp a 100k check to Oracle is pocket change.

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