The people I talked with at the Architect Day events Boston, Toronto, and New York expressed genuine appreciation not just for the content of the various presentations, but also the chance to rub elbows, compare notes, and talk shop with their peers in the architect community.
"By replacing the FC link between the host database and storage with Voltaire InfiniBand in the HP Oracle Database Machine, LGR has experienced major performance improvements. According to Somekh, queries that used to take minutes now take seconds. He cites benchmark tests comparing the new system to the previous data warehousing system. " -- Drew Robb, Enterprise IT Planet