Since starting to write, I have been reading others entries to the Sun
blogging community. This is a link & repeat of John Gardner's web log entry about Sybase
& Sx86. Click here .... for John's original blog. The entry & hyperlink interested me as Sybase commit their ASE to Solaris x86, even as a developer cut.
Click here .... for the download. I've been using Sybase for a long time as those of you who have access to internal publications know and am glad to see them follow me & Sun into fabric, Solaris based computing. This will give those sites committed (or locked into) Sybase two advantages. The first is that since Sybase have historically worked hard to ensure that hardware is not a performance constraint, internal contention is more frequently the problem than with its competitors. Utilising Solaris x86 and the x86 CPUs will allow Sybase to 'crack' serial hot spots or "code paths" more effectively. Secondly, Sybase has always had an effective 'data movement' solution and the new platform changes the price and hence enables a the deployment of distributed database solutions, based on caching patterns or real life geography.
I've started to write a Sun paper on consolidating Sybase on Solaris, its 30%
written and you may see some of it here. I will be downloading the sybase binaries onto my Sun laptop sometime soon.