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Big Honkin' Databases

Most of the world's largest databases still hum along on Unix, but Linux and Windows can hang in the big leagues. Just look at Amazon.com Inc., which has one Linux-based data warehouse that's more than 24 terabytes in size and another with more than 18 terabytes.

Those are among the tidbits delivered by Winter Corp., a consulting firm specializing in large databases that every other year produces one of the IT industry's best gee-whiz lists.

The largest commercial database (Yahoo Inc.) exceeds 100 terabytes, triple the largest commercial data warehouse in 2003. The hardest-working database processes more than 1 billion SQL statements per hour. Beyond business, the biggest database Winter found: a 222.8-terabyte monster at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology.

Largest Commercial Databases
  Size (Tbytes) Platform
Yahoo 100.4 Unix
AT&T Labs 93.9 Unix
KT IT-Group 49.4 Unix
AT&T Labs 26.7 Unix
LGR-Cingular 25.2 Unix
Amazon.com 24.8 Linux
Anonymous 19.7 Unix
Unisys 19.5 Windows
Amazon.com 18.6 Linux
Nielsen Media 17.7 Unix
Data: Winter Corp.

Want even more data? The full list is at Wintercorp.com.

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