RE: Slightly-OT: Throw HW at a SW/DB problem

From: Amaral, Rui <>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 11:06:54 -0400
Message-ID: <1B861F1ABE40A84AA92AD585B20C558B2779CDFBC8_at_EX7T2-CV06.TDBFG.COM>

Poke a stick in my eye if ever this becomes the norm. Irresponsible commentary from a seasoned "professional". Not mention the little gotcha about ssd's - write endurance - whether you consider it a FUD or reality - it's not something to take lightly.

From: [] On Behalf Of Andrew Kerber Sent: Monday, June 27, 2011 10:50 AM
Subject: Re: Slightly-OT: Throw HW at a SW/DB problem

He forgets a basic rule of data (Murphy's law of databases):

Data will always expand to exceed the capacity of the available resources by at least 10%.

On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 9:45 AM, Rich Jesse <<>> wrote: I think I'm gonna be sick:

This mentality **in a database professional** completely escapes me. It brings to mind that I just "upgraded" my Blackberry to one that has 2x the CPU and 5x the RAM -- and still works just as bad as the one it replaced (if not worse).

Anyone from the Oracle camp advocating/predicting hardware-based "tuning"?

Rant over.




Andrew W. Kerber

'If at first you dont succeed, dont take up skydiving.'

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