Meta warns against Linux for database servers

John Sabine
Analyst Meta Group has warned its customers against running database servers on Linux for at least three years.

John Sabine

The group is unconvinced of the merits of an agreement between Oracle and Dell aimed at making Oracle's 9i database software available on Linux servers.

In a report produced by eight analysts, Meta Group cites the open-source operating system's lack of scalability and its inability to support anything more than four-way clustering as reasons for delaying purchase.

However, it concedes that the agreement between the two companies is a major endorsement for Linux and that the open-source operating system may be appropriate for Web or appliance servers.

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