Oracle server hardware decisions
- September 30, 2015
Oracle's new licensing policy for Oracle SE2 has the potential to trip up pre-existing customers or restrict their hardware choices when they upgrade.
- September 30, 2015
Oracle changed its licensing policy for Oracle Standard Edition 2, adding a maximum number of cores and threads allowed on a machine running SE2.
- 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.
- December 23, 2013
IDC Research Vice President Carl Olofson talks about the new features of Oracle Exadata x4-2 and Oracle Database 12c.
- August 13, 2013
The former CIO of Xsigo, an I/O virtualization company bought by Oracle last year, thinks he knows what its virtualization appliance will look like.
- July 03, 2013
The Oracle-Dell deal under which Dell will resell Oracle software makes the death knell for Oracle x86 servers louder.
- May 31, 2013
When risk management software company Aon eSolutions was looking to go global, it decided to ditch Oracle RAC and use Oracle's Database Appliance.
- April 02, 2013
Old Sun enthusiasts lament the way it used to be, and the way it will never be again. Oracle Sun hardware is a whole other animal.
- March 26, 2013
Oracle execs say the new Sparc T5 and M5 servers are focused on competing with IBM Power, but an analyst says they're mostly for the existing install base.
- March 04, 2013
A major upgrade to the Oracle Database Appliance x3-2 gives it some of the Exadata platform's high-end features, although it isn't quite there yet.
- September 30, 2012
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison highlighted some features of the new Oracle Database 12c and Exadata X3 products announced at Oracle OpenWorld 2012.
- September 18, 2012
IT pros running Oracle on Itanium are happy Oracle will now support software on Itanium, but a crucial decision still awaits them down the road.