Wednesday, September 30, 2009

TPC Scolds Oracle for Anti-IBM Ads | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD

Busted…

A boastful claim. Thing is, at the time it was made, the Sun (JAVA)-Oracle system hadn’t yet been audited by the TPC. In other words, it was based on an unsubstantiated benchmark. And that didn’t fly with the TPC, which fined Oracle $10,000 and ordered the software maker to pull the ad. “Oracle’s claim that it is faster than IBM using a TPC-C benchmark result it claimed would be announced on October 14, 2009 was not supported because Oracle did not have a TPC result at the time of publication,” the TPC explained in an official statement. “The TPC requires that claims based on TPC benchmarks must be demonstrable using publicly available data from official TPC benchmark results.”

TPC Scolds Oracle for Anti-IBM Ads | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD

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