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Hello, We are to develop an server application the main characteristics of which is such that it would receive data on a TCP from clients and commit those data to ...
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- 10-19-2008 #1
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Choosing a linux distribution
We are to develop an server application the main characteristics of which is such that it would receive data on a TCP from clients
and commit those data to a database. It has to be high performance application with thousands of record that can come on TCP and faster committing to the database.
I am looking for a Linux ditribution which would fit the requirements. I felt the MontaVista linux which is for carrier grade applications would be better.
Can the forum please suggest which flavor would be better.
Also what is the hardware which can be chosen.
If the forum can lead me to any data points which gives an idea about the recent market share of different Linux distributions that would be great.
- 10-19-2008 #2
Hello and Welcome!
Pretty much any distro could be used as a server. Check this poll to see some opinions of which ones some folks consider best suited to your needs. As far as the hardware goes, that will depend on your individual situation and/or budget.
- 10-19-2008 #3
Welcome to Linux Forums.
You can always check the Linux Distro watch website for very good reviews of most Distro's
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MontaVista linux, very cool, I had never heard of that one before.
- 10-19-2008 #4
As has been said, any Linux distro can do what you want. When it comes to servers, RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) is popular for corporations, and Debian and Gentoo are also popular because they can be made very lightweight.
I have never heard of MontaVista Linux. Maybe it will do what you need, but I tend to shy away from unknown distros.