LinuxPlanet: Oracle on Linux Gets One Firm Great E-Commerce Seats

“As what is known as a ‘secondary ticketer,’ StubHub.com
specializes in helping its customers to get good deals on sporting
events, concerts, and live theater. But from the perspective of
Shawn Kernes, VP of technology, StubHub itself is now getting great
value out of running the company’s Oracle database on Linux.

“In the fall of 2003, San Francisco, CA-based StubHub started
moving from Oracle 8i on Sun Solaris to an Oracle 9i on Red Hat
Linux. The migration was completed in February.

“‘Honestly, I thought we’d take a performance hit. But, in fact,
exactly the opposite happened,’ said Kernes, in an interview with


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