Blog Poll: What Operating System Do You Run Your Production Database On?Dave Avery
As databases grow to meet more challenges and expanding application demands, they must try and get the maximum amount of performance out of available resources. How they work with an operating system can affect many variables, and help or hinder performance. The operating system you use for your database can impact consumable choices (such as hardware and memory). The operating system you use can also impact your choice of database engine as well (or vice versa).
Please let us know what operating system you use to run your database. For this poll, we’re asking which operating system you use to actually run your production database server (not the base operating system).
If you’re running virtualized Linux on Windows, please select Linux as the OS used for development. Pick up to three that apply. Add any thoughts or other options in the comments section:
What operating system do you use to run your production database?
- CentOS 7 (20%, 446 Votes)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (16%, 362 Votes)
- CentOS 6 (12%, 268 Votes)
- RHEL 7 (9%, 209 Votes)
- Debian 8 (9%, 197 Votes)
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (8%, 184 Votes)
- Windows Server (5%, 105 Votes)
- RHEL 6 (5%, 101 Votes)
- Other (4%, 81 Votes)
- AWS (RDS and Aurora) (4%, 81 Votes)
- FreeBSD (3%, 67 Votes)
- Debian 7 (2%, 55 Votes)
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (or earlier) (1%, 29 Votes)
- CentOS 5 (or earlier) (1%, 21 Votes)
- Solaris (1%, 17 Votes)
- RHEL 5 (or earlier) (0%, 9 Votes)
- Debian 6 (or earlier) (0%, 8 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,722
Thanks in advance for your responses – they will help the open source community determine how database environments are being deployed.