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Quick Takes: Oracle announces database, app server records on Linux

Oracle 10g database and application servers achieved record benchmarks on Linux, leading off this edition of Quick Takes. Also included are items from the Open Source Development Lab, Central Command, Candle Corp., GoldenGate Software, IBM and MandrakeSoft.

Oracle announces record database, app server benchmarks on Linux

Oracle Corp. announced a record four-processor TPC-C single-system benchmark for an Oracle database 10g on a Hewlett-Packard Integrity rx5670 Itanium 2 64-bit server running Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server 3.0. The database server achieved 136,110.98 tpmC with a price-performance ratio of $4.09/tpmC, marking the fastest ever TPC-C single-system result on Linux and the best price performance for any 4-processor 64-bit server, Oracle said.

Also, Oracle announces that its Oracle Application Server 10g on Linux set performance records for the SPECjAppServer 2002 MultipleNode benchmark. The app server was loaded onto a Hewlett-Packard ProLiant server. Oracle Application Server 10g also had the top SPECjAppServer 2002 DualNode benchmark results for both performance and price/performance, using half the number of processors than the nearest competitor. The multiple-node server managed 1,165.05 total operations per second with a price-performance ratio of $150.67. The dual-node server did 431.26 TOPS with a price-performance ration of $160.62.

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Turbolinux, analyst join OSDL

The Open Source Development Lab announced this month that Asian Linux vendor Turbolinux has joined its ranks. In addition, former Forrester Research Inc. analyst Stacey Quandt has also joined the lab. Turbolinux is credited with developing double-byte character support and being an advocate of Linux in the enterprise and government. One of the OSDL's stated missions is to promote Linux use in the enterprise. Meanwhile, Quandt has joined the lab as a principal analyst. She will be responsible for monitoring market trends important to IT vendors and enterprise users. She will also represent the lab at conferences and tradeshows and will develop market research, technical publications and opinion pieces.

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Central Command Linux antivirus available for Samba, Netatalk, NFS

Antivirus vendor Central Command recently announced the availability of Vexira Antivirus for Linux servers, offering antivirus protection for Samba, Netatalk and NFS network shares. Features include automatic updates, a command-line scanner, heuristic detection of new viruses, virus scan archives and more. Pricing starts at $349.95.

For a free 30-day trial version

Candle extends Linux management to WebSphere MQ

Enterprise management vendor Candle Corp. recently announced support for Linux on the IBM WebSphere MQ management platform. It also announced 64-bit support across its Linux management portfolio. Candle also debuted Omegamon XE for Linux, software that tests, tunes and manages the performance and availability of Linux on IBM eServer zSeries mainframes. PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere MQ for Linux and Omegamon for Linux 64-bit support will be available this month. It supports SuSE and Red Hat distributions for zSeries and S/390 systems. The solution also supports additional flavors of Linux at the 2.4.X kernel level. Pricing for PathWAI Monitor for WebSphere MQ for Linux begins at $20,000, which includes installation and training. Omegamon XE for Linux pricing starts at $750 for distributed systems and $7,500 for S/390 systems.

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GoldenGate extends its Linux support

GoldenGate Software announced it has extended its support for Linux and became the first to offer data synchronization for Oracle RAC on Linux. GoldenGate supports more than 50 different database and hardware operating system configurations.

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Ohio State graduates to IBM and Linux

Ohio State University announced this week that it has signed a three-year, $75 million contract with IBM Corp., where IBM will provide its eServer xSeries systems to OSU's server infrastructure. The servers will run Linux and Windows and will service the university's schools admissions information, library records and many other student life activities. Also, OSU purchased eServer ThinkCentre desktops and laptops for students and faculty.

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Shuttle appliances bundled with Mandrake Linux

Mainboard supplier Shuttle Inc., announced that MandrakeSoft Linux will be bundled with Shuttle's barebone Network Appliance XPC product line. The XPC line targets enterprise workstations and entry-level servers.

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