New Benchmark Results Demonstrate Solaris 10 Advantage on OLTP Benchmark.
According to Yahoo news, "â€¦Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced new benchmark results involving the performance of the open source MySQL database running online transaction processing (OLTP) workload on 8-way Sun Fire(TM) V40z servers. The testing, which measured the performance of both read/write and read-only operations, showed that MySQL 5.0.18 running on the Solaris 10 Operating System (OS) executed the same functions up to 64 percent faster in read/write mode and up to 91 percent faster in read-only mode than when it ran on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Advanced Server Edition OSâ€¦"
It is interesting stuff but I guess study is done by Sun itself (may be biased just like m$ ????). I really donâ€™t care about MySQL (it is a good for shared hosting and small business apps). But when it comes to an enterprise grade database Oracle is a good choice, IMPO. I would like to see Oracle benchmark results for both Red Hat and Sun Solairs, which make lots of sense to me :)