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PhilHD
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PhilHD,
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8/1/2013 | 9:59:02 AM
re: IBM Gets Aggressive On Linux Server Sales
So where are the benchmarks on this new powerful PowerLinux 7R4 system, to prove its faster than x86 systems? Oops-there is none. Its nice to claim something but another to prove it. Why are the prices for the high end configuration models not listed on IBM's web site when the low end configs are? Something to hide on pricing? Linux on Power is not the same binaries nor does it have source code compatibility with Linux on x86 so software has to be re-written and most likely recoded to work on these PowerLinux systems-is it worth it? Probably not unless theres enough system volumes to justify the ROI. PCI-Express Gen 2 I/O support only? Isn't this a little outdated with Intel and Oracle systems shipping with PCI-Express Gen3 with 2x more I/O bandwidth? This is yet another science project for IBM to help them drive their Global Services revenue, since you'll need to pay them to get the software to work on these AIX neutered systems. Better buying a real AIX based Power system and getting IBM to give you a larger discount to make up for the difference in pricing.
paulzikopoulos
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7/31/2013 | 11:34:05 AM
re: IBM Gets Aggressive On Linux Server Sales
Don't forget that DB2 Express-C run on pLinux free! As well, it has (in preview and about to GA) the JSON Document store when you start talking about mobile applications, and that store has a MongoDB compliant driver, just redirect and voila! I'm not sure why clients would want to 'jump' to Oracle, but I'm bias since I work at IBM. But if you are looking to leverage the EnterpriseDB Oracle compatibility, DB2 has that well beyond what they've done. We are seeing 98% PL/SQL compatibility, among other things. Don't overlook this choice IMHO ...


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