No, I said that there hasn't been that much scalability work for database type workloads, compared to, say, the effort SGI and others have put into scaling the VM subsystem. As I also mentioned, this is slowly changing, e.g. the recent VFS scalability work.
Indeed, a large portion of RH et al. revenue has come from replacing legacy Unix systems for running databases. But the vast majority of that market has been replacing modest sized servers, rather than humongous servers worth millions each.
you should be well aware that Linux, Windows, and x86(-64) have all but obliterated the Unix workstation and server market, forcing the remaining proprietary Unix vendors into an increasingly stratified high-end niche.
I expect that the current thrend will continue, that is, the high-end market gets eaten from below by Windows and Linux and thus reduces the profitability of the proprietary vendors. It will be interesting to see who will be the first one to throw in the towel.
LOL. Fanboy much?
Do you really believe Linux companies avoid high end profitable market of free will? Do you really believe that Linux can whenever they want, snatch the high end market at any time? Are you serious? Where are the big 64cpu Linux SMP servers, made by Linux companies? I does not count to recompile Linux on an IBM / Solaris or HP-UX server. Linux is excellent at SMP according to you, where are those cheap servers? Show me links.
Why would anyone spend many millions on a single Unix SMP server with 64 cpus, when Linux can give you 8.192 cores for a fraction of the price? Something is strange? "because of charity against Larry"?