Someone I know wants to switch 50 servers from Windows and wants to know.
What is SAP favoring in-house?
asked 25 Mar '15, 13:50
Here is an unofficial answer [I.e. this is NOT an official SAP statement]:
AFAIK the SQL Anywhere team does not favour any specific Linux distro. We use many different Linux distributions and versions in our lab specifically so we can test/verify that the SQL Anywhere software works on many different versions. We mainly target the enterprise versions (e.g. Redhat and SuSE) for our testing infrastructure but we also regularly use popular versions (e.g. Ubuntu, Fedora, RedFlag, and a few others). Of course there are also the many different Linux distros that work on the Linux IoT platforms (e.g. Raspberry Pi, Intel Edison, etc) that have also been used in house as part of our testing processes.
Speaking personally, if I was setting up a shop that was going to run my business and I cared about keeping my data safe and available 24x7 then I would want to use a Linux distribution that was officially supported by some entity (e.g. business) so I would have some guarantee that my Linux system would continue to run when I needed it.
On the other hand, if I am just "playing around" then I use whatever distro that I am comfortable with and I find easy to use.
I.e. I don't think there is a "best" Linux. Depending on your situation you will want to pick a Linux version that meets your needs.
answered 25 Mar '15, 14:33