[ From a press release. FastCenter is a SuSE and Oracle
SAN FRANCISCO--Oct. 25, 2001-- Fastcenter
Oracle performance tests on exactly the same hardware show NT2000
capable of only 85% of throughput compared to SuSE Linux Enterprise
Fastcenter, an Oracle server sales and database support
organization, today announced the completion of performance
comparisons of Oracle on SuSE Linux Enterprise server 7 as compared
to Oracle on Windows 2000 Server.
"Our test results show average job times on NT2000 at 34 minutes
per concurrent job and 25 minutes per job on SuSE Linux," explains
Mark Jumaga, President and CEO of Fastcenter Corporation.
Fastcenter compared the latest Oracle kernel 22.214.171.124 for NT versus
9.0.1 on Linux using exactly the same hardware server. According to
Jumaga "These two platforms have exactly the same Oracle 9i classes
in them and we configured the two environments as closely as
possible. We ran 15 heavy concurrent Portal30 loads. We also found
the same results when testing the previous SuSE 7.2 release at 29
minutes per job, so Enterprise 7 with the new 2.4.7 Linux kernel is
also faster than the 2.4.4 kernel."
According to Jumaga, "Linux has proven itself as the number one
choice for reliability for many years, and after the certification
of Oracle 9.0.1 database on SuSE Linux, these statistics now prove
that SuSE Linux Enterprise Server is also the number one choice for
performance. Fastcenter sells Oracle on SuSE Linux exclusively with
a 99.998% uptime guarantee, and we're thrilled at the test results.
Stay tuned, because our next tests will be against similarly priced
Sun hardware." Full test results and timed runs are available at
the FastCenter website.