A public transport company in a city called Galactic City, needs to replace its aging city buses with new ones. It asks three bus vendors what they have to offer and if they can do a live test to see if their claims about performance and efficiency holds up.
The transport [...]
As an advocate on database virtualization, I often challenge customers to consider if they are using their resources in an optimal way.
And so I usually claim, often in front of a skeptical audience, that physically deployed servers hardly ever reach an average utilization of more than 20 per cent (thereby [...]
Last Tuesday I had the privilege to present at Oracle Openworld 2013 together with Sam Marraccini (the guy with the big smile here in the pic) from EMC’s Flash products division. Sam introduced the various EMC Flash offerings we have, and I discussed some experiences and best practices from the [...]
My all-time high post with the most pageviews is the one on Linux disk alignment: How to set disk alignment in Linux. In that post I showed an easy method on how to set and check disk alignment under linux.
Enough has been written on why disk alignment is important but here [...]
Reblogged from Kevin Closson's Blog: Platforms, Databases and Storage:
Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine – An Introduction
On October 1, 2012 Oracle issued a press release announcing the Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine. Well-chosen words, Oracle marketing, surgical indeed.
Games Are Games–Including Word Games
Oracle didn’t issue a press release [...]
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