[rescue] this is not good news,
vance at ikickass.org
Fri Feb 1 08:00:41 CST 2002
I don't even go near Oracle. I know DB2 like the back of my hand.
On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> > > > http://www.computerworld.com/storyba/0,4125,NAV47_STO67867,00.html
> > >
> > > Hmm. I thought that the linux port of oracle was considered one of the
> > worst.
> > > Have they ever gotten raw disk support working?
> > >
> > I don't think so. And multi-threaded server is just flat fucking broken -
> > still (since, like, i dunno, forever!). The Linux port is, hands down, the
> > *worst* implementation I've seen. Our DBA practically begged me to buy some
> > Sun systems to run Oracle on...
> Being cynical about Oracle, maybe it is precisely because you need
> more hardware to run under Linux that Oracle likes Linux?
> How is Oracle licensed? I know that at one point they used "power
> units" - and while the x86 power units were a little cheaper, big DB's
> are all about IO not compute server tasks. So people were maxing out
> on really big systems with 1Ghz cpus when they could get equivalent
> performance by buying an olde SGI Challenge L or Origin and paying
> less money total.
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