Re: ASM Risk / Rewards

  • From: "Alex Gorbachev" <ag@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: oracle-l <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 18:01:38 -0400

Repost due to over-quoting...

Interesting. Thanks Niall.
Also thanks to Chris for his reply.
Has anyone else on the list used ASM on Windows?

On 8/31/07, Niall Litchfield <niall.litchfield@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> ASM is a requirement for SE RAC. Consequently any SE RAC customers on
> windows will be using ASM. When I was working for them the CPA applications
> for the Audit Commission (
> were
> hosted on just such a RAC database, though that may have changed since.
> ASM worked just fine - this would have been or from memory
> - so even relatively early ASM was pretty good. I wouldn't personally have
> gone with ASM at that early stage if I'd had a choice, so take my comments
> above as an endorsement.
> As far as popularity of the platform goes, last I saw Windows users
> accounted for about 30-40% of Oracle's DBMS customers (by number not value).
> It wouldn't suprise me at all if windows+asm is rather more prevalent than
> (say) hpux+asm.
> cheers
> Niall

Alex Gorbachev, Oracle DBA Brewer, The Pythian Group
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