Re: This doesn't make sense
Good point.....well made.
5 posts • joined 8 Aug 2008
If the largest part of the cost savings is from consolidating Oracle databases (and therefore licenses) on to fewer servers (cores), then this has nothing to do with Fusion-IO. Faster IO (and I would dispute that anyway) does not equate to fewer Oracle licenses. Faster clock speeds, and greater core counts combined with database instance consolidation is what reduces exposure to Oracle licensing.
Yawn, another bland review.
Truth us is Microsoft are once again not exactly innovative when it comes to delivering new features and value to its customers;
Latest "New" features for Microsoft customers include;
Spatial - available in Oracle 7.2 in 1995 (13 years ago)
Resource Manager - available in 8i in 1999 (9 years ago)
Compression - available in Oracle 9.2.in 2002 (6 years ago)
Policy Based Management - available in 9.2 in 2002 (6 years ago)
Change Data Capture - available in 9.2 (6 years ago)
Transparent Data Encryption - available in 10.2 in 2005 (3 years ago)
So hardly "new" are they.
Things is, although you pay a high price for Oracle, you usualy get an additional 6 years of value, compared to Microsoft.
If all you need is a car, then fine, these features aren't important to you anyway.
By the way, did you know that SQLServer only runs on Windows.....surely such a "good" database would sell on other platforms as well.
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