Difference between AIX and HP-UX
1. AIX :
AIX is a series of proprietary operating systems which is provided by IBM. AIX stands for Advanced Interactive eXecutive. Initially it was designed for the IBM RT PC RISC workstation and later it was used for various hardware platforms like IBM RS/6000 series, PowerPC-based systems, System-370 mainframes, PS-2 personal computers and Apple Network Server. It is one of the five commercial operating systems that have versions certified to UNIX 03 standard of The Open Group. The first version of AIX was launched in 1986. The latest stable version of AIX is 7.2.
2. HP – UX :
HP-UX is a closed source operating system which is provided by HP Enterprise. It is a Unix-like operating system whose design is based on Unix System V. It is basically designed for HP computers. Its target systems is server. It is one of the five commercial operating systems that have versions certified to UNIX 03 standard of The Open Group. The first version of HP-UX was launched in 1983. The latest stable version of HP-UX is 11i-v3. It has the Monolithic kernel with dynamically loadable modules.
Difference between AIX and HP-UX :
|It was developed and is owned by IBM.||It was developed and is owned by HP Enterprise.|
|It was launched in 1986.||It was launched in 1983.|
|Its target system type is Server, NAS and workstation.||Its target system type is server.|
|Computer architectures supported are POWER, PowerPC-AS, PowerPC and Power ISA.||Computer architectures supported are PA-RISC and IA-64.|
|Kernel type is Monolithic with modules.||Kernel type is Monolithic with dynamically loadable modules.|
|Package management is installp and RPM.||Package management is SD or swinstall.|
|Update management is Service Update Management Assistant (SUMA).||Update management is SWA (HP-UX Software Assistant)).|
|The native APIs are SysV/POSIX.||The native APIs are SysV/POSIX.|
|Preferred license is Proprietary.||Preferred license is Proprietary.|
|File systems supported are JFS, JFS2, ISO 9660, UDF, NFS, SMBFS and GPFS.||File systems supported are VxFS, HFS, CDFS, EVFS, NFS and CIFS.|