Friday, June 6, 2008

Oracle Grid Grows Up

In the old days, circa 2004, many were heard to say that when it comes to grid computing at Oracle, “RAC is Grid”. But I recall meetings in 2005 when guys like Dave Pearson were arguing to broaden the message to include at least virtualization and hopefully more; anywhere we can help customers pool and share computing resources in the data center.

Well, I just read George Demarest’s brand spanking new white paper on Oracle Grid Computing and it looks like Oracle has, through a combination of acquisitions and home grown technologies, turned Dave’s vision for Oracle Grid Computing as a broad and supple software offering into a reality.

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