Tuesday Feb 09, 2016

The Surprising Economics of Engineered Systems for Big Data. An ESG Whitepaper, Dec. 2015

When to use Engineered Systems and when to follow a "do-it-yourself" approach for your Big Data Infrastructure? 

Read this ESG whitepaper: "The  Surprising Economics of Engineered Systems for Big Data."

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(Note: This post now also published in the new Infrastructure Partner Community Platform)


Thursday Jan 07, 2016

ESG report: Redefining Database Performance with SPARC M7

Mike Leone, ESG Lab Analyst, documents the results of recent testing of the Oracle SPARC M7 processor with a focus on in-memory database performance for the real-time enterprise.

Leveraging new advanced features like columnar compression and on-chip in-memory query acceleration, ESG Lab compared the Oracle Database In-Memory option performance of a SPARC T7 system with a SPARC M7 processor to an x86-based system.

  • The SPARC system was 5.4x faster than the x86-based system.
  • Another metric of measurement, queries per minute, yielded the same 5.4x speed up with the SPARC system when compared with the x86 server. On a per chip level, this performance advantage improves even further to 10.8x for the SPARC system.
  • With memory bandwidth and achievable throughput being key to in-memory performance, the SPARC system scanned over 7x faster than the x86 system.ā€

Read the entire report here: Redefining Real-time Database Performance with the SPARC M7 Processor from Oracle

Thursday Sep 24, 2015

Is Steve Duplessie losing his mind?

Steve Duplessie, founder and senior analyst at ESG, is an internationally recognized expert in IT infrastructure technologies and markets. Yesterday he published an article in the ESG blog with the title 'I May Be Losing My Mind ā€“ Iā€™m Believing In Oracle Hardware'.

Very worth reading. Are you also losing your mind? Read full article here

Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

ESG report: Introducing Oracle Database 12c: Manage Many Databases as One

ESG has published a strong endorsement of Oracle Database 12c that profiles two beta customers - Aramark and Postbank.

ESG states: "Oracle's dramatic re-architecture of  Oracle Database 12c, offers database customers a long list of real improvements to support cloud implementations, enable the consolidation and management of many databases as one, and streamline the day-to-day work of DBAs."

ESG notes the following Oracle Database 12c benefits: (1) consolidation (2) patching (3) upgrades (4) less memory (5) no application modification (6) secure multitenancy at database tier (7) stable beta product (8) plug/unplug to leverage cheaper resources.

Read the full report here  (Oracle has purchased electronic distribution rights to this report)

Monday Mar 04, 2013

Getting Real About Big Data: Build Versus Buy. A whitepaper by ESG

ESG performs a detailed financial analysis of "Buy" (Oracle Big Data Appliance) vs "build your own" and concludes Oracle Big Data Appliance is a better option that "build your own"

  • Oracle Big Data Appliance($450k) is 39% less costly than "build your own"($733k) 
  • OBDA reduces time-to-market by 33% vs "build"
  • Few, and expensive Hadoop engineers means the prebuilt Oracle Big Data Appliance is a better option

"Rolling your own" infrastructure involves a long series of hidden risks and costs, and may undermine your organization's ability to deliver big data in the long term."

Download the full whitepaper here: Getting Real About Big Data: Build Versus Buy. A whitepaper by ESG (February 2013)


Note: This ESG whitepaper was commissioned by Oracle. Oracle has purchased electronic distribution rights to this whitepaper

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