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RE: Oracle VM ?

From: David Kurtz <>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 09:54:45 -0000
Message-ID: <000301c826a4$64a16550$0a0a0a0a@GOFASTER4>

I think we are going to see more of this, and not just for development systems.

I am working with a large telco at the moment, and they are going to love this kind of thing for smaller applications. We can't get a new server commissioned without going to the 'space board', and even then it can take months. They don't just allocate physical rack space in data centres, but they also consider power consumption. We already have Windows ESX VM servers (and we have no idea how many Windows VMs with which we are sharing). There is a real push to squeeze as many VMs as possible onto a single machine. Quite often it used for webservers and lightweight things like that.

I remember someone from a big bank giving a presentation, around the time RAC was just appearing, saying 'People ask for a database when they mean a schema'. He was pushing the concept of a linux-RAC cluster as a standard unit of corporate database allocation. This addresses the same question. I doubt anyone is going to put a big ERP or DW system on one of these, but I think we are going to see this for lightweight database applications without he complexities of RAC and the compromises of sharing instances - which is very much the same target market as Raw Iron.


David Kurtz

>-----Original Message-----
>[] On Behalf Of Nilo Segura
>Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 11:39 PM
>To: Oracle-L Freelists
>Subject: Oracle VM ?
>Now that Oracle has announced the "existence" of the Oracle VM
>"thing", do people think that this is actually useful to run
>your DBs on ?
>Personally I only see this as convenient way to run
>test/experimental environments, but I do not see it in a fully
>critical production environment. Should we see this as an
>alternative to Oracle Resource Manager perhaps ?
>Any remarks/thoughts on this ? I did miss the announcement so
>I ignore if they already gave some scenerarios where this
>could be used.
>Any remarks/thoughts ?
>p.s OpenWorld is really far too big, I miss the days when it
>was justs the RDBMS and associated development tools...
>Nilo Segura
>Oracle Support - IT/DES
>CERN - Geneva

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