Top story: Can the DBA manage the Exadata machine?
SAN FRANCISCO -- Oracle chairman Larry Ellison announced this week that the company sold 1,000 Exadata machines in the past year.
While it's set a lofty goal of selling another 3,000 in the coming year, use cases and best practices are still difficult to come by despite the sheer size of Oracle's customer base.
A question for any organization considering the big-ticket database machine is, who oversees it -- and what skills does an employee need? Bundling together storage, database, hardware and networking would seem to call for a wide range of IT skills.