Since I missed Oracle Openworld 2011 I wasn’t able to attend the keynotes. I have, however, taken the time to view each of them in playback from video archives. After viewing the keynote delivered by Oracle Corporation’s CEO Larry Ellison, I felt compelled to read some additional literature relevant to the IBM-smashing claims made by Mr. Ellison during his segment focused on Oracle SPARC SuperCluster. A simple Google search brought me to http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/features/sun-beats-ibm-501074.html where I see the following graphic:
It has been a long time since my last installment in the Little Things Doth Crabby Make series so it’s high time I do so. Here is what I see at the “sun-beats-ibm” webpage:
In case the fine-print disclaimer is too small, here’s what I see (bold font added by me):
Sources for Comparison of Systems:
Systems cost based on server, software and comparable storage list prices (without discounts), as well as third party research. Performance comparison based on Oracle internal testing together with publicly available information about IBM Power 795 TurboCore system with highest processor speed commercially available (4.25 GHz) as of Sept 28, 2011
That makes me crabby. I shouldn’t have to squint, should I?