Some time ago I made a benchmark exercise to compare the performance of an Oracle Database running in a bare metal environment versus a virtualized environment to clear some of the main questions our team and clients in Revera have, such as:
- Does an Oracle Database performs well on a virtualized environment?
- What virtualization technology is more stable and allows an Oracle database to perform faster?
- What is the performance difference between using a bare metal and a virtualized guest?
- Is it safe to run a production database in a virtualized environment?
Here you can find the results and the answers to the questions above: http://oraclenz.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/Why-use-OVM.pdf
Francisco Munoz Alvarez