Re: DB Appliance: the attack of the clones

From: joel garry <>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:29:18 -0700 (PDT)
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On Sep 23, 1:36 am, CarlosAL <> wrote:
> Mladen.
> >> Any particular reason for disagreement? Oracle is the largest DB vendor
> >> and as such is much, much bigger than Teradata, Netezza, Greenplum and
> >> Vertica combined. Contrary to some platitudes, the size does matter, at
> >> least when it comes to the DB companies.
> This can be true from a 'manager point of view'. When it comes to pure
> technical features (and even the performance/cost) we are talking
> another language: Toyota may be the largest car-selling company, but
> I'd rather buy a... (put here the car you like most).

I agree, Exadata v. all those others would wrest some of the market from them, but between general dislike of Oracle and specific DW requirements, not fatally. But the appliance announced? The only way I imagine is perhaps some analogue of the way Google or Amazon leverage quantities of commodity servers, and really I would only see Amazon doing something like that, anyone else would just use the commodity servers, anything large would have to have RAC expertise available anyways. One would think.

Of course, once you start talking about specific DW requirements, then you bring the whole hawhoopdedoop Stonebraker crowd, and there small org size is probably an advantage, being easily able to adapt to the buzz of the moment.

> Anyway, I admit I'm biased here (just like I was -the other way- some
> years ago) and I don't think this is the place for a very personal
> discussion.

Aw, this is usenet, spill your most personal secrets to crowds of anonymous strangers ;-)

> Cheers.
> Carlos.


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