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 Curt Monash

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Curt Monash has been an industry, product, and/or stock analyst since 1981, specializing in the areas of database management, application development tools, online services, and analytic technologies
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posted in October 2008

Getting to Answers on Oracle's New Hardware

10/22/2008
I spent about six hours at Oracle last week - talking with Andy Mendelsohn, Ray Roccaforte, Juan Loaiza, Cetin Ozbutun, et al. I plan to write more, but for now, let me pass along a few quick comments. First, the key philosophical point that I had perhaps been missing is that Oracle thinks there is and should be a storage (server) tier...

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A Quick Guide to Teradata's Latest News

10/14/2008
The Teradata Partners (i.e., user) conference is this week. So there have been lots of press releases, some presentations, lots of meetings, and so on... There was very little prebriefing about the actual announcement details, so we're all scrambling to figure out what's up. But let me jump in to an overview of Teradata news this week:

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HP-Oracle Appliance Prices Estimated

10/3/2008
I've been trying to figure out how much the HP-Oracle Database Machine and HP-Oracle Exadata Storage Server actually cost. I've updated my pricing spreadsheet... and my new estimate for HP Oracle Database Machine list price is $5,546,000. Per-terabyte prices (user data) are $60K and $198K for the two configurations.

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HP-Oracle Hardware Parallelization Clarified

10/1/2008
Some kind Oracle development managers have reached out and helped me better understand where Oracle does or doesn't stand in query and analytic parallelization. Let's start with the part everybody pretty much knows already: First, there are two parts to a parallelization story - how you get data off of disk, and what you do with it once you have it...

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