Oracle-Enhancing Solaris Features. Memory Lane.

Reinventing Inventions. Deja Vu.

My old friend Glenn Fawcett sent me a link to a list of historical key technological Solaris platform enhancements for Oracle. After thanking him for that I (no surprise) felt compelled to point out which items on that list had been implemented in Sequent DYNIX/ptx on average 3 years prior to being implemented in Solaris. 🙂  Although neither of us spoke the words, but were likely thinking nonetheless, it’s interesting how many of the items on the list emerged in Linux on average several years after the Solaris rendition hit the streets.

Glenn successfully completed his ex-Sequent 12-step program many years ago. I was not as successful it seems.

2 Responses to “Oracle-Enhancing Solaris Features. Memory Lane.”


  1. 1 accidentalSQL June 25, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    This may be a little off topic, but it looks like Intel and AMD are not on the sponsor list for Open World 2009?

    http://www.oracle.com/us/openworld/index.htm

    Now that Oracle will soon own SPARC, is there now an increased emphasis on SPARC/Solaris vs x64/Linux? We’re going to be purchasing servers soon, and it is tough to know what to do.


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