Limitations of SRM-MDM by NOT using Windows + SQL Server
our consultants told us, that there are some sort of "limitations" if we install SRM-MDM other platforms than Windows + SQL Server; as example we were told, that e. g. the upload of BMECat files is not possible.
Is that true? If yes, where can I get a full list of "platform dependent" limitations?
We don't want to go for Windows nor SQL-Server if possible at all...
Florian Farr replied
as a SRM-MDM consultant I can give some detailed information: MDM server was originally designed and coded for windows systems, and by porting it to other OS like AIX, Linux etc., some issues regarding the different OS architecture occured. In the early days of SRM-MDM 1.0 (2006) especially the search performance was worse on non-windows systems.
As I have a customer running the system on SLES 9 (Suse Linux) since March, we can consider these issues as solved.
For a detailed overview about the supported OS/DB/Hardware look at service.sap.com/pam -> MDM 5.5. Please note that Itanium/IA64 is not supported for any OS/DB combination.