Oracle on the Mac

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by damorgan, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. damorgan macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2005
    I teach Oracle at the University of Washington and just wanted to let the Mac community know that a milestone has been achieved this week using a pair of G5s.

    Kent Stroker of Advanced Technology Services and I have successfully built, tested, and publicly demonstrated Oracle 10g Real Application Clusters on OS X/Darwin 10.3.8 using a Mac mini as the client.

    Performance and scalability were excellent and this opens the door for organizations wanting to host industrial strength business applications such as SAP, PeopleSoft, and Siebel to view the Mac as a viable alternative to Sun-Solaris, Hewlett Packard's HP/UX, IBM's AIX, and all of the Linux and Windows based solutions.

    Photos taken of the RAC cluster can be seen at
    Click on "RAC on Mac" if you are interested.

    The Mac is definitely ready for the corporate data center.
  2. Gee macrumors 65816

    Feb 27, 2004
    London, UK

    Nice one, cool stuff.
  3. dap macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2005
    Mayby with Tiger...

    With max. 1GB RAM SGA? (Oracle Bug). I don't think so. Even Windows could use more :). We beginn with oracle@mac in Januar but this bug take from us all enthusiasm.

  4. Platform macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2004
    Well good to see more people at least trying :rolleyes:
  5. CmdrLaForge macrumors 601


    Feb 26, 2003
    around the world
    Sorry, I really don't see it this way. What you made sounds like a study that just showed thats possible in principle.

    Good that you work on that. If you run Oracle on a Mac - is that fully supported by Oracle ?
  6. dap macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2005
    Yes fully support, but it do not metter - if you can use only 1 GB SGA RAM ( from 16 GB which you can have in Xserver). Mac OS X, do not support IO cache like Linux - so it only waste of memory. Or you do 16 RAC on every Node :DD

  7. OnDeckTech macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2006
    Chicago, Illinois

    In answer to this thread, and questions about Oracle on Mac, please accept this direction to our site about Oracle on Mac:

    It delivers complete documentation for installing Oracle 10g and 10g RAC on Macintosh OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and OS X Server 10.3 (Panther), respectively, with plans to produce documentation for Oracle on 10.5 (Leopard), as released and tested.

    The site's information is based on our practical experience installing Oracle on Apple systems, typically on OS X Server, Xserves, Xraids, attached together by QLogic fiber channel switches, for both testing, benchmarking and for deployment in production environments.

    Moderated forums are included at the site, in addition to links and FAQs. Your feedback and consideration is sincerely appreciated, we're depending on the community to improve the information on the site, and help us develop a resource that promotes the success and continued development of the colloboration of great technologies such as 10g, Xserve, Xraid, Xsan and OS X and companies such as Apple and Oracle.

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