Re: Larry's keynote at OOW 08

From: Keith Moore <>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 14:02:12 -0500 (CDT)
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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.


> 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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