Re: I hate to say this, but...

From: Mladen Gogala <>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2015 02:45:51 +0000 (UTC)
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On Sun, 04 Jan 2015 11:33:01 +1100, Noons wrote:

> On 4/01/2015 9:08 AM, Peter Schneider wrote:

>> If this really is going to happen, then it will be interesting to see
>> what the future of the Sparc platform might be.

> Sparc platform hasn't had a future in eons. The ONLY reason it survived
> this far is Oracle desperately needed Java in-house and most definitely
> NOT in the hands of IBM, but to get it they also had to get Sparc.
> Otherwise, Sparc would have been laid to rest 5 years ago.
>> Is it likely that a potential buyer of Oracle's hardware business will
>> continue the Sparc platform? Or is this the beginning of Sparc's death?
>> And what will happen to Solaris/Sparc?

> Sparc needs to be put where it belongs: the rubbish heap. Software-wise,
> Java - and very likely db-related parts of Solaris - must stay with
> Oracle. They have too much invested in those with the cash-cow that are
> the maintenance licenses for them to go.
> Note that the news piece talks about hardware only. Software is a
> totally different kettle.
> Nothing wrong with off-loading the silicon bits to someone who really
> knows how to make $$$ out of that and just keep the easy-peasy software
> cash-cows.

I am waiting for Oracle on ARM. Running a RAC on two Samsung Galaxy phones, clustered over a 128GB USB stick would be a real boon for the enterprise, especially if the cost is $10K per CPU thread. Modern Galaxy phones have quad-core processors, so this would be an affordable $160K for 2 clustered phones.

Mladen Gogala
The Oracle Whisperer
Received on Sun Jan 04 2015 - 03:45:51 CET

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