Interealm.com: Oracle 9i on Linux vs. Windows 2000 Server
Jul 28, 2003, 11:30 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Roby Sherman)
"I recently performed a technical, head-to-head comparison of
Oracle 9i release 2 running under out-of-the-box versions of Red
Hat Linux 7.2 (kernel 2.4.7-10smp) and Windows 2000 Server Edition,
on identical Pentium-based hardware. The goal of these tests was
identify the strengths and weaknesses of each operating system in
the areas of database performance, stability, and ease of
"Testing was performed on a Compaq DL380 with 1 GB RAM and 2
Pentium III processors with 512K of cache, running at 1.13
Gigahertz. The chassis contained five (5) 18.2 GB Drives hooked to
a MegaRAID controlled (although RAID was not used on the disks
containing database data files or operating system swap).
"After each test run was completed, the server disks were wiped
of partitioning information, reformatted and re-imaged with the
competing operating system with a comparable swap
configuration/layout, Oracle software installation, and eventual
database configuration and layout.
"The Linux configuration with ext3 filesystems with journaling
enabled. The Windows filesystem used the closest equivalent on its
platform, namely NTFS..."
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Oracle Linux vs. Oracle Windows: A Benchmark War(Jul 23,