Re: DB Appliance: the attack of the clones

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2011 19:26:32 +0000 (UTC)
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On Fri, 23 Sep 2011 09:29:18 -0700, joel garry wrote:

> 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.

I don't see the appliance as very successful on the low end. It's still a hefty two node RAC, licensed per CPU. Exadata is rather successful because it's a racing car: a high end contraption built for speed, with the premium price. Appliance looks like a crossbreed: body of a Ferrari and engine of Ford Taurus. It's neither as fast as a Ferrari nor it has the luggage space of a Taurus. This is not the first "Oracle Database Appliance". Hopefully, this time it'll fare a bit better.

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