Oracle server hardware decisions News
August 31, 2015
At Hot Chips 27, Oracle presented its new, lower-cost SPARC processor, Sonoma, which puts Oracle into competition with Intel x86 and the Xeon chip.
August 25, 2014
Oracle released the SPARC M7 chip at the Hot Chips 26 conference in Cupertino, CA. It promises a major boost in performance, new features and 32 cores -- allowing you to make a really big machine and consolidate.
April 11, 2014
A former Oracle sales rep does a 180 by pushing his company not to buy an Exadata system, but to upgrade existing data center infrastructure instead.
March 19, 2014
Some news on Oracle's most recent quarterly earnings, including an Oracle hardware turnaround, Database 12c and cloud.
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IT analyst Rob Enderle says that Oracle made a mistake in pulling support away from approximately 140,000 Oracle on Itanium customers, adding that right now “Oracle on Itanium is probably not a good idea.” Continue Reading
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