In his launch webcast remarks on the new SPARC Supercluster Oracle CEO Larry Ellison (registration and log-in required) announced "The Sunrise Program" as he introduced a number of new developments from Oracle/Sun. These include a new Oracle Database OLTP Performance TpmC world record; a new gold level support SLA for Gold Standard Configurations; two new products: SPARC Exalogic Elastic Cloud and SPARC Superclusters; and four technology updates, all in a crowded 32:53 minute video. Ellison also provided an update on the T4 microprocessor and the so-called "M3" processor, which is under development at Fujitsu. He also enthusiastically promoted FLASH technology, which has been extensively been incorporated into Oracle/Sun products. Overall, Ellison stressed optimization as the governing principle at Oracle.
The Oracle CEO spared no detail in recounting the record-setting performance of the SPARC Supercluster against both HP and IBM in the OLTP TpmC. His introduction of the SPARC Supercluster models is equally detailed.
Ellison's comments on the forthcoming Solaris 11 are equally enthusiastic and detailed, although more of the specifics are presented by John Fowler, Oracle EVP for Systems, in a separate 17:32 webcast. Fowler, too, focuses on the optimization aspect of Oracle's operations. He is joined in the webcast by Noriyuki Toyoki, Corporate Senior VP at Fujitsu in their joint remarks on the latest in processor development at both Oracle and Fujitsu.
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