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Re: Article about supposed "murky" future for Oracle

From: Daniel Morgan <>
Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2004 06:47:39 -0800
Message-ID: <1080571640.987892@yasure>

Serge Rielau wrote:

> Daniel Morgan wrote:

>> Serge Rielau wrote:
>>>> Not one of the list of products is capable of something as basic
>>>> to Oracle as partitioning. I'd like to see the day when 1.5 peta
>>>> is loaded into any of them: Oracle currently supports two such
>>>> databases.
>>> CNN runs DB2 CM peta-sized.
>>> Or are you trying to tell us there is an OLTP system in that size. It 
>>> sure isn't on WinterCorp's list.
>>> Database size is a funny business to measure. Just remember the SQL 
>>> Server 7 "terra-server".
>>> Cheers
>>> Serge
>> Where did I use the letters "OLTP"?
>> I'm not sure the sizes at Amex, Visa and MasterCard. But I would
>> expect they are keeping their OLTP sides smaller than that.

> You didn't that's why I am asking what those 1.5 peta are made up of.
> And, no, OLTP installations don't get that fat.
> When you start adding documents: Yes. That was my whole point.
> To address Noons post: Touchee. I do not have a public link that states
> explicitly that CNN is live now. That is unfortunately common in the
> industry.
> The announcement/purchase makes the headlines, not the going into
> production.
> But I have a link... your turn.
> Cheers
> Serge

To the best of my knowledge the ... some day year in the future ... statement is correct. To the best of my knowledge there are no petabyte sized DB2 databases. That doesn't mean one doesn't exist somewhere but if so I've not seen the announcement. And that is not the kind of thing the men in blue would keep quiet about any more than the Oracle folks when they proudly proclaim having two of them.

BTW: It isn't just documents that can make a database large. ;-)

Daniel Morgan
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Received on Mon Mar 29 2004 - 08:47:39 CST

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