Wednesday Nov 13, 2013

Infiniband: a highperformance network fabric - Part I

At the OpenWorld this year I managed to chat with interesting people again - one of them answering Infiniband deepdive questions with ease by coffee turned out to be one of Oracle's IB engineers, Ted Kim, who actually actively participates in the Infiniband Trade Association and integrates Oracle solutions with this highspeed network. This is why I love attending OOW. He granted me an hour of his time to talk about IB. 
This post is mostly based on that tech interview, a writeup about how Infiniband improves platform operations. 
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Sunday Apr 21, 2013

What is the best platform to run your Oracle Database on?

As a Systems Consultant I am often faced with the following question: What does Oracle recommend as the best platform to run the Oracle DB in large enterprise environments on? Is the Exadata DB Machine the recommended platform? Are SPARC/Solaris servers the way to go? Or should customers consolidate on SPARC SuperCluster setups? 

...at this point customers look me deep into the eyes, and ask the critical question: What does Oracle actually recommend?
The answer usually perplexes them, for I say every time: "It depends."  [Read More]

Monday Jun 18, 2012

Summary of the Solaris 11 webcast's livechat QnA session

This is a followup post to the previous summary on the "What's new with Solaris 11 since the launch" webcast. That webcast has had a chatroom for a live Questions and Answers session running. I went through the archive of those and compiled a list of some of the (IMHO) most relevant and most frequently asked questions, I'd like to share. This is the first part, covering the QnA of Session I and II of the webcast, in a followup post we can have a look of the rest of the sessions if required - let me know in the comments. Also, should you have questions, as usual, feel free to ask those there too. [Read More]
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