Oracle Cross Platform Provisioning: Magic from the Mess

March 12th, 2014

Linux is taking over the workloads from the shrinking market share of

  • IBM AIX pSeries
  • Solaris Sparc Servers
  • HP-UX Itanium
because Linux provides a reliable and less expensive platform. The costs reductions per users according to IDC for using Linux over UNIX can be on the order of 1/5 the price per end user
Legacy RISC Systems Cost $1,425/User versus Linux at $ 256/User 
- IDC 2012
The LINUX systems will represent the marjority of the market by 2017
By 2017, 65% of applications running on Unix in 2012 migrate to x86 Linux 
ERP scale-out architectures on x86 platforms will rise from a 10% in 2005 to 80% in 2017
 - Gartner
How will current UNIX systems migrate to Linux?

For Oracle customers, how can they move data from Oracle on UNIX to Oracle on Linux? There is a magic technlogy from Delphix that will provide this conversion.

For an explanation of both Delphix’s method as well as how to manually convert a database without Delphix read the continuation at


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