Re: Larry's keynote at OOW 08

First of all, I haven't read everything about Exadata and I don't think they
are telling us everything about the architecture but...

It looks to me like a response to competition from companies like Neteeza and
other database appliances. Neteeza is massively parallel with share nothing
data. Think of 200 single processor servers with a single disk each. Each
server handles 1/200th of the data. It's more complicated than that of course
but that's the general idea. Good for processing massive amounts of data.

Looks like Oracle is using massively parallel RAC to accomplish something
similar. I also saw something about separate storage arrays but not sure what
exactly that all means.

I'll be interested in seeing more architectural details.

Keith

> Perhaps, he just meant the first this millenium... Raw Iron wasn't a
> staggering success either and seems to be an almost identical idea ten years
> down the road. Of course the implementation may be fantastic and the tech
> maybe great, but it's not even the first database appliance he's announced
> let alone hardware/software product.
>
> Niall
>


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