Some details coming in live from Rob at Oracle Open World 2011 in California.
- Big focus on hardware – fast, efficient data storage, exploit parallelism, high performance servers, better price performance than IBM’s biggest box – exploit Oracle’s unique networking stuff. Lower floorspace.
- Plenty of ‘geewhiz’ claims from production customers.
- So just swap hardware suppliers and get 5-20 times disk space and performance.
- e.g. The Commonwealth Bank of Australia saw 50% reduction in costs when they migrated their database to the Exadat Private Cloud.