Saturday, September 27, 2008

HP Oracle Database Machine

Here's the HP Oracle Database Machine talked about in Larry's keynote. On the way out, some audience members said they were drooling over it. I don't know if that's a good idea; didn't see anything about moisture resistance in the tech specs.

I noticed that the box was about the same height as Larry. In the same way we talk about pizza boxes, 5U vs. 10U servers, etc., will we one day measure the form factor of big servers in Larrys?

1 comment:

Francis Ouseph said...

I think it is too early for Larry to rejoice. Netzza is still significantly ahead of Oracle in terms of raw computing power and bandwidth.
Netezza has pooh-pooed Larry's claims.
Low costs for oracle machine might be a deciding factor though it doubtful if oracle will find many buyers when the economy itself is at its worst, and IT spendings are severely curtailed.