I’ve been working through my golden rules of appliances in my previous posts, and evaluating various vendor’s appliance claims as we go.
Appliances are Plug and Play
Appliances are purpose-built
Appliances are easy to use
In a recent blog, Greg Rahn of Oracle responded to Phil’s “Oracle Exadata and Netezza TwinFin Compared” eBook; before commenting on an Oracle engineer’s views, I’ll restate the eBook’s larger themes.
Exadata connects Oracle’s RAC database, its architecture designed for online transaction processing
Today Netezza is launching a new eBook entitled, “Oracle Exadata and Netezza TwinFin™ Compared”. As the name implies, this eBook provides a comparison of the Netezza TwinFin data warehouse appliance and Oracle’s “appliance-like” database machine offering.
Certainly Netezza is not the first company