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.
- August 15, 2012
Most Oracle consultants who have played with Exadata have been thoroughly impressed. But users beware: There are some flaws.
- June 29, 2012
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.”
- March 22, 2012
Oracle server hardware revenue dropped double digits again, but the company doesn’t care. Why?
- February 27, 2012
Oracle Exalytics, the company’s in-memory BI server appliance, became generally available on Monday. One expert expects in-memory’s speedy processing to eventually become a commodity.
- January 09, 2012
The Oracle Big Data Appliance is now generally available, as is Oracle’s big push into the field of big data. But some think that an appliance isn’t really a good fit for big data.
- November 15, 2011
CallSource was just the right kind of company for Oracle Database Appliance: small but not too small, growing but not too fast. The company claims savings in the six-figure range by going with ODA instead of Dell.
- November 03, 2011
ATT.com is considering a hybrid public-private Oracle cloud computing model so it can handle highly variable traffic without having to build to peak capacity.
- November 02, 2011
Oracle’s decision to stop supporting development on Itanium has left companies like Swiss department store Manor in the lurch.
- October 05, 2011
Oracle’s in-house email and collaboration application runs a 101 TB database on Oracle Exadata. A company official explained the deployment.
- October 03, 2011
Oracle launched two new systems on Sunday, one called Oracle Exalytics with in-memory technology and another, the Oracle Big Data Appliance for Hadoop and NoSQL.
- September 26, 2011
Oracle’s new Sparc server has up to 16 of the new eight-core Sparc T4 chips, but analysts wonder whether it will be enough to keep the Sparc install base interested.
- September 21, 2011
The Oracle Database Appliance is a 4U, two-node RAC server appliance seen by experts as a more affordable entry point toward Exadata, but it doesn’t have nearly as many features.
- September 13, 2011
Oracle has added the upcoming Sparc T4 chip to its processor core factor table, and what it says has some wondering whether Oracle is playing games to get people to adopt Sun hardware.
- August 17, 2011
Experts Alex Gorbachev of Pythian and John Appleby of Bluefin Solutions debate the merits of Oracle Exadata and SAP HANA.
- July 12, 2011
The new Oracle Exadata storage expansion racks may be able to ease storage-based performance bottlenecks, but the full rack comes with a seven-figure list price.
- June 16, 2011
HP's lawsuit against Oracle claims that Oracle's decision to stop development on Itanium platforms violated an implied contract between the two.
- June 15, 2011
Oracle Database performance can get a boost from newer Exadata and Exalogic server appliances, but the database design must still be good.
- June 08, 2011
HP is demanding that Oracle reverse its decision to stop development of Oracle on Itanium platforms, saying Oracle is contractually obligated to do so.
- June 07, 2011
Oracle database performance can be affected in many ways at the infrastructure level, including the CPU, RAM, storage topology and networking infrastructure.
- April 22, 2011
Rick Greenwald, director of Oracle partner enablement, talks about Achieving Extreme Performance with Oracle Exadata – a new book that he co-wrote.
- April 08, 2011
Oracle Exalogic is the company's "cloud in a box." This guide gives all the details you need to know on Exalogic, including a breakdown from one of its VPs, hardware specs, news stories on the product and opinions on how it works.
- April 06, 2011
Can Oracle effectively deliver a cloud platform with their Exadata and Exalogic server appliance products?
- April 05, 2011
Here are some basic rules for picking Oracle server hardware for Oracle environments, including how different editions of the same database might require different hardware.
- March 25, 2011
Given Oracle’s recent announcement that it would stop software development on Itanium, one environmental services company’s decision to move to x86 Linux is timely.
- March 10, 2011
Oracle has seen big drops in server revenue and shipments in the past year, and end users list several reasons why they’re migrating to competitors.
- March 08, 2011
Oracle Exadata X2-8 represents a step in the evolution of Oracle RAC. However, the direction of that step may surprise you.
- September 23, 2010
Oracle executives demoed Fusion Applications at the end of the OpenWorld 2010 keynote on Wednesday. Meanwhile, CEO Larry Ellison dissed Salesforce.com some more and talked up Exalogic and Exadata.
- September 20, 2010
Larry Ellison opened OpenWorld 2010 offering his definition of cloud, taking shots at Salesforce.com and releasing a complement to Exadata, the Oracle Exalogic "cloud in a box."
- September 20, 2010
This special report is your guide to Oracle OpenWorld 2010, the biggest annual conference for users of Oracle database and applications technology worldwide.
- May 27, 2010
Oracle Sun server hardware sales dive-bombed in the first quarter of this year. Meanwhile, all other server hardware vendors saw growth.
- May 18, 2010
Oracle has announced a new blade chassis and server for its Sun Netra server line. The one blade server is Sparc-based, which seems to jibe with Oracle pushing Sparc and de-emphasizing x86.
- April 27, 2010
Green computing virtualization initiatives can work, but building a virtualization software strategy in an Oracle shop demands a careful assessment of the existing infrastructure.
- March 18, 2010
Oracle has backed up its promise to support Sun environments with the delivery of Oracle lifecycle management software for Sun’s Sparc and Solaris products.
- October 12, 2009
Kicking off OpenWorld 2009, Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy said Oracle-Sun will emerge as stronger competitors to IBM, Microsoft.
- April 21, 2009
Software analyst Curt Monash discusses the new Oracle Exadata product line, which includes the Oracle Exadata Storage Server and HP Oracle Database Machine. In this podcast, learn about Exadata's pros and cons, how it compares to similar products ...
- April 20, 2009
With its acquisition of Sun, Oracle is now positioned to fight IBM in every market from chips to business process management