Liveblogging: Oracle OpenWorld 2010 Sunday Keynote (Exalogic)
Sep 19, 2010 / By Alex Gorbachev
Liveblogging announcements from Sunday’s Oracle OpenWorld Keynote.
It’s 5:36 PM now – stay tuned…
@fuadar: Exadata smoothie and java juice in moscone south #oow10
5:44pm: Larry couldn’t get his boat under the Golden Bridge — next yer he needs a smaller boat or rebuild the bridge? :)
5:50pm: Oracle Partners Specialization awards… oh well, why is Pythian not on stage with our 4 Specializations? :(
5:51pm: Wow… Ann Livermore, EVP of HP, is on stage… about HP Oracle partnership… I don’t supposed she will talk about Mark Hurd. :)
@gvwoods 40% of Oracle on HP
5:58pm: I was all pumped for Larry and getting bored now… come on already!
6:02pm: Hm… while HP is focused on services, I think Oracle’s strategy is to leverage partners for that. HP is pitching completely different approach then Oracle… and HP is talking about software they have… HP (h/w company) talks about their software at Oracle’s event (HP’s s/w partner)? Weird… Completely misaligned messaging!
06:07pm: @alexgorbachev: NOT INTERESTED in HP cloud solutions… audience is not even applauding – I hear snoring around… Give us Exalogic already!
06:07pm: Very interesting slides about HP storage – X9000 IBRIX (iBrick?) Indeed, NAS rocks for manageability
06:22pm: OK… pumping up again… I won’t be able to do it more than three times in a day! (my first pumped up state was at my presentation)
@paulvallee: KIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLL MEEEEEEEEEEEE #oow10
06:24pm: Damn… they did it again :( I was just getting excited… I wonder if there is any time left to announce anything. Is Larry sleeping or late by any chance?
06:28pm: @paulvallee: RT @DarylOrts: #oow10. 41,000 attendees: 36,236 are currently asleep. Thanks #hp.
06:36pm: Don’t know if I can be excited again… Trying really hard now… I think I manged – pumped up!
06:41pm: @oracleopenworld: OK, sorry for the false start, but here we go now #oow10 – Larry intro video and keynote NOW
@alexgorbachev: @oracleopenworld false starts like that can cause loosing a race! #oow10
06:45pm: Larry is out…
Larry clarifies what cloud computing it according to Oracle. Calls SalesForce.com an “old SaaS Technology” and Amazon EC2 — “Innovative”.
06:51pm: @RoelH: @paulvallee Exalogic is on the machine in Larry’s back. #oow10
So Oracle’s definition of cloud computing is pretty much what Amazon.
Heh… I think Larry just stole slides from my presentation on Thursday!
06:54pm: Finally, Exalogic Elastic Compute cloud:
* InfiniBand 40Gbit – so as expected no InfiniBand upgrade
* High performance storage
* 30 severs in “the box” (he calls it a box!)
* 360 cores (12 cores per server – I’m sure that’s 2 x 6 cores CPUs – expect Exadata v3 database server to use the same)
* Super simple patching – yes we like it!
* Guest OS’s – Linux and Solaris x86 (yay – I knew that)
* Apps hosted – WebLogic, Coherence, JRockit
* Virtualization is Oracle VM
Exalogic – Speed, Utility, Availability, Scalable, Manageable, Secure
Exalogic delivers 1 million HTTP requests per second.
960GB Solid state disks
1.2 microsecond latency
10Gbe connecton to data-center
40TB SAS disk storage
4TB read cache
72GB write cache
Tech geekery: “Looks like WebLogic has now node affinity working via UCP (instead of JDBC drivers) connecting to Oracle RAC – it can keep same web connection on the same RAC node.”
Exalogic will consolidate all apps that Oracle delivers (I guess if they run on Linux of Solaris x86).
1 Exadata rack and 1 Exalogic rack can run the whole Facebook according to Larry. I have troubles believing this but that’s a nice bold comparison.
You know what… it’s enough – off to ACED dinner – need to be at Pier 40 by 8pm.