It was by pure chance that I attended a security symposium at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) several years ago. I don’t know exactly what attracted me to this particular meeting of crypto minds, but it was a very fateful day in my knowledge and understanding of Cybersecurity. Among many of the […]
What’s flexible, 42U high, weighs 1,971lbs and contains 512 cores of the world’s fastest processors for crushing Oracle 12c database workloads?
If you answered Oracle’s new Exadata X6-8 Database Machine, you would be wrong. The Exadata X6-8 contains 576 cores of Intel processors, doesn’t include an integrated virtualization stack and can’t run your general compute needs side by side with your database requirements. Nope, this particular honor goes to Oracle’s SuperCluster M7 containing Oracle’s latest threat, […]
Ever since Oracle purchased Sun Microsystems in 2010, many questioned Oracle’s intentions for the acquisition. After all, Oracle was a software company that had been traveling down the path of Linux and x86 ever since releasing Oracle 10g and RAC, which allowed organizations to move database loads from very expensive SMP and mainframes systems to […]
In 1980, BYTE magazine wrote “VisiCalc is the first program available on a microcomputer that has been responsible for sales of entire systems”. BYTE magazine of course was referring to the Apple II platform, who initial success was attributed to a must have spreadsheet application available for it called VisiCalc. Of course this was not […]