RE: *nix vs MS

>>Any input is appreciated,
You sure about that? ;o)

>> have tried to convince mgmt 
>> but no one has ever been successful...to make the change.
...
>> the track record of this application;
>> it has had far more than it's share of issues
>> (bad backups, system crashes, corrupt blocks, 
>> hung processes, cpu spikes and so on) 
>> it already gets more care and feeding than other databases.

This is not really a technical discussion at all, but that of "human nature".

I leaned once in a sales training class (yes I said "sales" :o| ) that people 
act when the have "pain"...seems obvious, until you focus look for and 
recognize it.
People often deal with the major pain the is in front of them at right now.

Just look at our government...you see this everyday.
Hurricane Katrina...everyone wants to fix the levees now...now that they have 
to deal with the painful result.
But technical people had been warning about the (painful result of the) levees 
for years!?

It is very hard can convince someone (mgmt) they have pain.
If they do truly have pain, you can uncover it ( a good sales person),
and if the pain is so bad they will look for help (easy sale).

The question is, "is mgmt currently dealing with the pain of this Windows box"?
And do they ("want" to) believe that a change to *nix will relieve their pain.

Maybe, they feel that *nix is just as painful?

hth

Chris Marquez
Oracle DBA


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Sent: Thu 10/6/2005 5:58 PM
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Subject: *nix vs MS
 
Everyone,

We have a fairly large, truly mission critical database (Oracle
9.2.0.6) at a remote site that is currently running on Microsoft.  In
the past, others have tried to convince mgmt that the system would be
more reliable on a unix os, but no one has ever been successful in
obtaining a project to make the change.

To my way of thinking, the strongest case for moving this database to
unix is the track record of this application; it has had far more than
it's share of issues (bad backups, system crashes, corrupt blocks,
hung processes, cpu spikes and so on) even though it already gets more
care and feeding than other databases. (majority of our databases are
*nix)  This is one aspect of what will be presented.

That being said, for those of you who prefer unix, what are your best
arguments for choosing unix for an Oracle database? What are the
drawbacks?  We'd like to make sure we uncover all the pros and cons.

Any input is appreciated,

Robyn

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