Considering the database part of open source LAMP stack, in particular MySQL, we have to understand that the database is the most complex piece of software and is the most critical component of an enterprise. Remember, it holds the most valuable information– company data. If you, for example, lose the middleware you would probably be able to rebuild it from scratch. If you lose company data, do not ask me what is next. Read more »
This article continues my views on Open Source LAMP stack. Below I examine in particular Linux operating system in combination with Oracle database. You can read the previous post here: Towards Open Source, OSS and LAMP.
Linux went further than other “Open Sources” by providing a few popular commercial distributions in the market. If you still do not use Linux in your IT Infrastructure for production middle-ware systems, even on virtualized environments – try it. It works quite well already. Furthermore, nowadays, DBMS runs pretty stable on Linux. Oracle database on OracleVM (virtual machine) is also an option. Read more »
With the increased focus on cost savings, the usage of open-source platforms like LAMP comes into mind. In addition to cost savings, IT trends and external factors are pushing enterprises towards Open Source Systems (OSS).
Below is my conservative view on switching from Closed Source Systems (CSS) to OSS. Some more details you can read in my following LAMP related posts ragarding Oracle database on Linux and comparison of Oracle and My SQL databases. Read more »