Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Oracle's Database of Youth - NYTimes.com

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"In fact, Oracle 12c may be an improvement over HANA in some ways. Mr. Ellison demonstrated a machine that could analyze nearly one trillion rows of data per second, and hold 32 trillion bytes of data in memory. A process that had previously taken 58 hours, he said, now needed only 13 minutes. Since costs were not disclosed, it was not clear how expensive it would be to do something like that.

Perhaps just as important as the features, however, was what the “forever young” message meant for Mr. Ellison’s customers. The core part of their businesses could remain relevant in our ever-faster future. By extension, the customers would too. That is a powerful pitch, when old incumbent companies, in and out of tech, seem under threat by new approaches."
Oracle's Database of Youth - NYTimes.com
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