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Enterprise Linux Today: Oracle9i Will Catapult Linux into the Enterprise

Oct 05, 2000, 08:18 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Wolley)

"When Oracle9i on Linux is released, business apps built on it will be able to run on Linux "supercomputer" clusters, and a large part of the gap between Linux and the high-end proprietary Unices will be closed."

"What's it take to get Linux into the high-end, mission-critical, enterprise level for things like high volume financial transaction processing and corporate data centers? The 2.4 (or 2.6) kernel? High-end proprietary Unix code from SGI's Irix or IBM's AIX? Enhanced clustering capabilities added to the OS by Turbolinux or Red Hat?"

"While all of the above will probably bear fruit as those open source development efforts proceed, a surprise advance in Oracle's database lineup promises to catapult Linux into the corporate high end without waiting for any changes in the Linux code -- as long as the apps are built on Oracle9i, that is!"

"And forget "five nines" (99.999% uptime) as the standard for high availability. Oracle is prepared to guarantee 100% uptime with Oracle9i -- and it's prepared to back ASPs (application service providers) that use Oracle9i in guaranteeing 100% uptime for applications that they host for their customers. And, oh, by the way, Oracle also says you'll also get "infinite scalability" with that -- above four servers, each additional server added will boost performance linearly."

"Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, let's look at the details."

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