one of my clients insists on installing a Windows 2003 Entreprise OS on a 32 GB RAM server. My application is a java web application (servlet) mostly reading a datawarehouse. This DWH will be running on Oracle 10g.
What will be the impact of this OS choice ?
It seem from my tests that I cannot assign a heap space bigger than 1.5GB (Xmx) to my JVM. Also, I don't know what the impact on Oracle will be.
What are the pros and cons of this OS choice ? (license cost maybe ?)
PS: our primary advice was Debian (64bits) / Postgresql, but, you know, customer is always right :-)