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

From: joel garry <>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2015 10:02:01 -0800 (PST)
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On Sunday, January 4, 2015 11:17:54 AM UTC-8, John D Groenveld wrote:
> In article <>,
> Mladen Gogala <> wrote:
> >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.
> Might RAC on Oracle branded phones include license and support
> discounts?
> And if RAC is pre-installed and configured, how much savings
> over Oracle professional services?
> John

Well, being integrated onto the phones, you can be on hold with support 24/7.

I wouldn't confuse the tactical marketing messages O puts out with actual strategic direction. Probably all of the companies they've bought have been initially divided into "stuff we can use," "stuff we can't use," "stuff we want to suppress," and "stuff let's see what can happen." Then the latter is reevaluated after some time. The basic problem with a very large company is inertia, which can somewhat be helped by proper layering of management. There's always going to be fails.

As a technology evolves, it can fracture into parts more appropriate to new methods. Minis allowing departmental computing, PC's allowing what-ifs, phones allowing social infrastructure, etc. So, what in the past might have failed by being the wrong mix of specialization and generalization, might be able to succeed in a newer mix. You certainly can't succeed by not trying. With sufficient capitalization, you aren't limited to a single try.

While none of us may be Amazon, I certainly wouldn't say there isn't a high-end database machine market. I mean, there are still use cases where the Fedex truck full of disks hurtling down the highway is the minimum bandwidth necessary:

And really, someone has to feed a phone app data from somewhere: (what could possibly go wrong?)


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