Re: IBM or Redhat funding Terix to attack Oracle?
If you had followed the OS scene, you would have known that Solaris is the hottest OS right now. It scales far better than any other OS, with 1000s of threads. AIX does not scale that much, the largest P795 has 32 sockets and 512 threads and AIX was rewritten to handle that many threads. In 2015 Oracle will release SPARC servers with 16.384 threads and 64TB RAM. SPARC T5 is much faster than POWER7+.
Regarding Solaris, everyone is copying or porting tech such as Containers, ZFS, DTrace, SMF, Crossbow, etc. Let us take DTrace for instance.
-IBM AIX has copied DTrace and calls it Probevue
-FreeBSD has ported it
-Linux has copied it and calls it Systemtap
-QNX has ported it
-VMware has copied it and calls it vProbe
-Mac OS X has ported it
-NetApp engineers discussed it on blogs and talked about porting/copying it. As NetApp is based on FreeBSD, they have it now.
Every major Unix OS has it now. Does anyone copy anything from AIX or from Linux? No. Everybody wants ZFS or copies it (BTRFS, ZFS-On-Linux, Apple considered porting it, etc). SMF is copied under the name systemd. Crossbow is copied under name Open vSwitch. Solaris Containers are copied by Linux too and by AIX (called WPAR). There are enterprise companies selling big ZFS storage servers. Everybody is watching Solaris and copies stuff from Solaris.
I dont see anyone talk about tech in AIX or wanting to copy something from AIX? Or from Linux? What tech does Linux have, that other OSes wants to copy? Nothing. Linux is a Unix copy, and everything Linux does, is copying from others.
And besides, AIX is going to be killed off says IBM. The new POWER8 servers will focus on Linux, not on AIX. AIX has no cool tech and is not developed heavily anymore. IBM is betting on Linux. Read it yourself:
"...The day is approaching when Linux will likely replace IBM's version of Unix, the company's top software executive said,..."
AIX will be killed off. The hottest OS that everone watches today, is Solaris. Your post is just ignorant, because you dont know that everyone talks about ZFS, DTrace, etc. You should follow the OS scene better.