Product Operations Manager at Progress Software loves Solaris and Sun Studio Tools

Mike Furgual from Progress Software Corporation recently commented on why he likes Solaris and Sun Studio.

Following versions of Progress OpenEdge RDBMS are available on Solaris 10.

  • OpenEdge 10.1A (32-bit) on Solaris 10 (SPARC) with JVM 1.4.2 (32-bit)
  • OpenEdge 10.1A (64-bit) on Solaris 10 (SPARC) with JVM 1.4.2 (32-bit)
  • OpenEdge 10.0B (32-bit) on Solaris 10 (SPARC) with JVM 1.4.2_06 (32-bit)
  • OpenEdge 10.0B (32-bit) on Solaris 10 (SPARC) with JVM 1.4.2_06 (32-bit)
  • Progress 9.1E (32-bit) on Solaris 10 (SPARC)
  • Progress 9.1E (64-bit) on Solaris 10 (SPARC)
  • Progress 9.1E (32-bit) on Solaris 10 (x64)

Should we work on a Performance Tuning document for Progress OpenEdge on Solaris 10? Your vote will influence that decision.


Mr. Shah, why is PROGRESS Software dropping support for Solaris 10 on x64 with OpenEdge 10? I find it curious considering Solaris 10 x64 has considerable mind share (momentum) behind it and is no longer a stepchild in relation to Solaris Sparc. Moreover, as an x64 enterprise platform, it is vastly superior to Linux/SCO. I consult in the PROGRESS applications market and find it frustrating not being able to recommend PROGRESS on Sun x64 servers with Solaris.

Posted by Amit on July 24, 2006 at 08:32 AM EDT #

Hi Amit, I have passed your comments to Progress Software Corporation. Lets hope for the best.

Posted by Jignesh Shah on July 24, 2006 at 11:24 PM EDT #

Agreed. Solaris 10 on AMDx64 is being used in the enterprise. We need Progress support.

Posted by Rob on August 31, 2006 at 06:40 AM EDT #

Hello, I need the demo of OpenEdge RDBMS by progress. Can any body help me to get it from any where.I will be so much thank full of him/her Imtiaz Gill

Posted by imtiaz on September 05, 2006 at 12:20 AM EDT #

As a business we'd definitely be interested in a tuning document for Progress - either V9 or OE, preferably both. We're currently on Sparc Solaris 9 and Progress 9, but we'll be looking to move to Solaris 10 and Progress 10 (aka OpenEdge) in the next year. We'd be very disapppointed to lose the flexibility of running OpenEdge on S10 x86 or Sparc.

Posted by @Home Tim on October 17, 2006 at 11:31 PM EDT #

Jignesh Not sure how your vote is going - but on the offchance that not many Progress / Solaris users have contacted you, I've posted a link to this page to the Progress Email Group ( DBA list. Hopefully you won't be too overwhelmed by any response to this. For the record - we're looking very seriously at upgrading Progress & Solaris next year so any tuning guide would be very useful for the testing phase of the project. Tim

Posted by @Home Tim on October 31, 2006 at 11:55 PM EST #

Hi Tim, All the information/votes you can collect to help us convince Progress Software Corporation to port OpenEdge to Solaris x64 is appreciated. I donot mind the flow of requests as every vote counts. Regards, Jignesh

Posted by Jignesh Shah on November 01, 2006 at 12:12 AM EST #

Hi, I ve a customer with a pair of T2000. The customer is using OpenEdge 10 in a SunFire280, and he want to migrate it to the T2000. I was looking for soma information about tuning this products in a T2000/Solaris 10 environment but I dind´t find anything. Does anybody have any information? Regards Ruben Bahntje Ushuaia (The southern most city of the world :-)

Posted by Ruben Bahntje on November 10, 2006 at 07:25 AM EST #

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Posted by Jignesh Shah on March 01, 2007 at 08:13 PM EST #

how can i get a copy of desktop progesss database for windows xp

Posted by hari nair on August 06, 2007 at 05:44 AM EDT #

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Jignesh Shah is Principal Software Engineer in Application Integration Engineering, Oracle Corporation. AIE enables integration of ISV products including Oracle with Unified Storage Systems. You can also follow me on my blog


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