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John W. Verity

Oracle Bets Big on Flash to Speed DBMS

John W. Verity
JohnVerity
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10/30/2012 12:56:19 AM
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Re: Oracle and the future of RDBMS
It will be interesting to see if Oracle can continue to generate enough business to keep up the investment needed to maintain the competitiveness of its SParc microprocessor chips. These are high-end chips and take a great deal of technical design work, a la Intel's Xeon line. They may be RISC, as in reduced instruction set, but there is nothing reduced about their complexity. 

On the other hand, some of Oracles machines run the Intel chips. 

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JohnVerity
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10/4/2012 2:06:20 PM
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Re: Oracle and the future of RDBMS
Yes, indeed, I think you are right. The company's biggest users are the one they want to hang onto, especially, so they're getting the big attention. Plus, there are lots of all-new applications that enterprises want to build that can be done best in the cloud, with no O. to be seen. So, the company clearly has its work cut out for it. I wonder if they will bring other kinds of DBMS to this silicon-dense machine. They certainly plan to put lots of these machines in their own cloud, from which to offer a range of services for others to use.

Interesting times, these.

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toby
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10/3/2012 11:59:01 AM
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Oracle and the future of RDBMS
John, really no surprise there at all. As you say the writing is on the wall. Oracle is such an expensive product and it's limitations are becoming only too obvious. They must be more than a little worried about the ease, power and cost efficiency of the latest no-sql cloud offerings.

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