2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 2, 2012 4:37 AM by wi*433670*ts RSS

    Which OS? Which Platform?

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      Hi,
      I am looking for following information, can somebody give me pointer.
      As usual, i did googled the information, but could not find it.

      OS wise/Yearwise Oracle Installations count . (HP-UX,Windows,Linux,Solaris,AIX)
      Platform wise/Yearwise Oracle Installations(Itanium,Sparc,PA-RISC,Intel Xeon etc.)

      We are caught up in HP-Oracle fight over Itanium.

      Time has come for us to buy new hardware and we want to make a decision, whether to continue using hp-ux,itanium or change it. i know, as per court ruling oracle is committed to release their software on hp-itanium as long as hp sells itanium machines.
      thanks.
        • 1. Re: Which OS? Which Platform?
          Kgronau-Oracle
          This forum covers migrations from foreign database to Oracle. You'd better post your question in this forum:
          Database Installation

          BTW,
          did you know Itanium is back?
          http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/features/itanium-346707.html
          • 2. Re: Which OS? Which Platform?
            wi*433670*ts
            It depends a bit.

            Do you want to be able to allways run the latest release of the Oracle database ? Jump on every update that comes out ?
            Or do you install a specific release, and then keep that running for a very long time, and after yeras, skip a few major releases to jump to the latest release at that moment ?

            In the first case, the Oracle-Itanium case makes things uncertain : Will there be a 13x release for HP-UX ? Because if not, you will not be able to jump to the latest release.
            In the second case : who cares. You will be able to run 11gR2 for some years to come. You will be able to run 12c for the now-published lifetime for HP-UX 11i v3, and that is still 10 years.
            Of you have HP-UX knowledge at hand. Just use it.

            Only ... I would wait half a year or so to buy new hardware. Intel claims they will bring the Itanium 9500 to market before the end of the year, and looking at the increased frequency (+50%), increased core count (x2) and increased instructions/cycle, a single-socket Itanium 9500 could well outrun a dual-socket Itanium 9300, which will cut costs on HP-UX licensing (if licensing rules stay the same on this new hardware).