In the last weeks I was involved in a series of Oracle database 10gR2 and 11gR2 server installations on Linux RHEL 5/OEL 5 (x86_64).
Below I will give a quick comparison of the new installation features of Oracle 11gR2 Server to Oracle10gR2.
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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 »