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Subject:   Oracle
Date:   2005-01-28 13:31:30
From:   jdacosta
I am considering purchasing a mac to do learn unix and do study for oracle certification.

Do you know if Oracle Database will run on the OS X platform. I know 10g is certified to run on OS X Server, but I am trying to figure out if Oracle will run, I am not concerned too much about guaranteed uptime or performance since it is only for education.

Also if it will / will not run, what components are required, or are missing which prevent it from starting up.

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  • Oracle on OSX
    2005-09-09 11:07:14  johndouglas [View]

    Oracle database component all certified and out of the box.

    No Oracle App 11 yet.
    Rac is still not stable at high volumes, but thats $20K min set up so not for certsd prctive.

    Oracle installs with standard OUI and all the web management .
    big hook mac OSX 10.3.6 with a kernal patch ( from oracle OTN)
    is only certified os version. there are some special long interger calls and other memory/file flushing mods. Also build has a max instance of 1.05Gig. ( Orcel needs to recompile lower level code for release planned for 10G R2 this fall.

    Once DB is built at 10.3.8+ level . I've run 10g DB on OSX 10.37/8/9 and 10.4.1/2.

    Very sable, unless I'm running > 500 threads with large process creation numbers > 140K Transacton/hour. ( G5 Xserve dual 2gHzm 4GIG RAM)