Earlier Oracle announced the Oracle Database Appliance which is a really cool RAC-in-a-box. And here at Enkitec office we are very lucky to get our hands dirty and play with this new beast ;) On the photo below you will see the Oracle Database Appliance.
Last week I was able to attend a 3 day exadata workshop conducted by performance engineers from Singapore. It was supposed to be a 5 day workshop with hands on labs but everything was squeezed (unfortunately no hands on) and just the critical sections were tackled.. The workshop highlight was the demos and these are as follows:
- loading large amount of data from an external table
- cell offloading on a typical datawarehouse query
- creation of a 400gb tablespace
- linear scalability of storage cells
Although all of these demos were done on “Exadata Version 1“.. and just 13 of the storage servers were running..I can say that the performance is still stunning!!!
Yesterday I was browsing through some docs in Metalink regarding RAC on Windows… then again came across the “RAC Starter Kit and Best Practices” notes…
RAC Assurance Support Team: RAC Starter Kit and Best Practices (Generic) (Doc ID 810394.1)
RAC Assurance Support Team: RAC Starter Kit and Best Practices (Windows) (Doc ID 811271.1)