Top Oracle Database Stories of 2008
By jgelhaus on Jan 04, 2009
After contemplating eWeek's top stories over holiday dessert, I came up with this short list of top stories for 2008.
Mobile Tel is looking for faster performance on 65 billion records of data. Their initial query performance is 10X to 72X faster than their current systems. Chicago Mercantile Exchange had a query that was taking four minutes. They tested it and ran in 10 seconds. They weren't even aware that the query got completed. That's the type of extreme performance businesses are seeing with Oracle Exadata Storage Server and HP Oracle Database Machine.
More businesses are implementing very large data warehouses on Oracle Database: Chicago Stock Exchange – 35 TB; Quelle – 17 TB; and Anhui Telecom - 40 TB. IDC named Oracle a Major Leader in Data Warehouse Software.
I still argue the stories where businesses are realizing savings are the top stories of the year.