RE: Oracle Exadata Machine

  • From: "Michael McMullen" <ganstadba@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 13:14:36 -0400

I heard 1 million all in for 1/2 rack but that could be wrong. Doesn't seem
that bad. We paid 1 million for a 16 cpu sun box with storage back in 1999
which would read at 35Mb/sec, that was without the oracle licence.
I've asked Kevin a few times and haven't got an answer but I've wondered how
exadata does with frequent single keyed reads. I know people say you don't
have that with data warehouses but I find that as dw's become the single
view of corporate data that that is a valid requirement. The dw becomes the
focal point for the corporation of consumer information. So if you want a
single view of a customer for agents etc, single keyed reads are very
important. We had a small app doing a thousand single keyed reads/hr kill
our teradata dw as it wasn't using the primary index. It didn't affect the
apps performance but it screwed up everyone else.

-----Original Message-----
From: oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:oracle-l-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Goulet, Richard
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 12:52 PM
To: kmoore@xxxxxxxxxxxx; chris.taylor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; exriscer@xxxxxxxxx;
Subject: RE: Oracle Exadata Machine

"Does the $600K figure include licensing? I saw a quote somewhere and
remember the details but do remember that the Oracle database licensing
was more than the hardware cost. Shocking!!"

Sorry to say, but that has been a boat anchor around Oracle's neck for
some time now. 

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA
PAREXEL International


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