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Ellison's keynote: Linux, Exadata, the Governator and more

Oct 15, 2009, 14:33 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Diaz)

"He noted that the Oracle's virtual machine will run any OS, such as Windows or Solaris and, of course, Oracle Enterprise Linux. What was surprising, he said, were the results of an HP survey which asked customers running Linux under an Oracle database which Linux they were using. About 65 percent said they were using Oracle Enterprise Linux.

"Then, we moved on to Exadata 2, Ellison's love child that brings together the combination of technology from Oracle and Sun and allows him to take jabs at rival IBM. This is one powerful machine, he notes, that runs 16 times faster than IBM. (Jab No. 1) But wait, he said. IBM has challenged that response, saying that it doesn't run 16 times faster but only SIX times faster."

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