Re: Re: HCC in Pillar Storage

From: Tim Hall <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 07:19:36 +0000
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RE: "The whole game is pure marketing"

Indeed. HCC was part of the regular EE database product in the beta, but was later rebranded as an Exadata-only option, making Exadata more attractive to potential customers. Now the recent patch allows you to have ZFS/Pillar also, because they are Oracle revenue streams also.

As you've already heard, there are some advantages to running HCC on Exadata, but there is no technical reason it can't be run on any storage. If Oracle flipped the switch, we could all have it. :)

I have no problem with this situation. It's Oracle's business how the license their code. I just get a bit annoyed when you read marketing crap that implies there's a technical reason for it. There is not. It's purely marketing.



On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 12:23 AM, Tanel Poder <> wrote:
> Sorry about double-post, mail trouble!
> On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:22 AM, Tanel Poder <> wrote:
>> Oracle supports HCC on Exadata and from onwards on Oracle's (Sum)
>> ZFS appliance and Pillar. Obviously on non-Exadata the *de*compression
>> always happens at the database layer (on Exadata it depends on a number of
>> things). The compression always happens in the database layer on both
>> Exadata and non-Exadata.
> --

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