I understand from the all day Oracle/Sun extravaganza this week that Larry and John are now seriously touting the co-branded Oracle/Sun Exadata V2 machine. And are making claims left and right. So let's take a look at the benchmark history with this system.
Awhile back, Oracle joined with HP on the original Exadata. Then Oracle suddenly ended this partnership. The only industry standard benchmark data we even have for this system is a TPC-H result where you have to look deep to find that HP Oracle Exadata Storage Servers were used behind the 512 cores of HP blades.
The Exadata V2 system was announced in September 2009. With no benchmarks. And then of course there was The Challenge in October that we heard so much about and now hear so little. I did find a blog entry from Oracle from back in November where they said they are working on some benchmarks.
In three days it will be February. Has anyone seen any industry standard benchmarks for this system?IBM has an announcement coming very soon. I'm going to speculate that there may be some benchmarks with that announcement. Because IBM loves to corral that beast -- and really fly.
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