Advantages/Disadvantages of UNIX vs Windows

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Oracle 10g
Base advantages/disadvantages of UNIX, Linux, and Windows for 10g.

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Not being an Oracle dba, in my opinion and as in almost all respects the result tends to be the same.

– clearly wins on performance;
– vast open source management utilities
– flexibility

– more skilled and specialized personnel;
– bigger administrative overhead;
– Susceptible to attacks if incorrectly configured; (This is not really just a UNIX issue.)

– administration simplicity;
– less training;
– easy

– slower;
– not so good readability;
– susceptible to viruses


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  • tibigdog
    Many different arguments can be made for both sides, however both OSs if poorly configured will become susceptible to attacks. I believe more attacks are in the windows environment, typically because there are more resources and it is easier to attack the windows environment.
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  • RoadMap11
    We have 20 Oracle database servers with about half running Linux and half Windows. Our company did a detailed analysis of the servers recently. Some of our findings were that there were no significant differences in database performance based on OS. By far, the largest factors affecting performance were hardware (CPU, disk, RAM), network (NIC, Fibre Channel cards, switches), and database configuration. We have had fewer security problems with our Windows servers than with our Linux servers. However, that may be different in other organizations. My feeling is that any OS can be secure if configured properly. Our conclusion was that the best OS to choose was the one for which you have the most in-house expertise and resources.
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