OT: Cloud Computing is coming to ...

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 23 05:14:03 UTC 2010

  On 07/22/2010 10:05 PM, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
>> Reminds me of GFS. Though it is certainly interesting technology,
>> no one has come out with models that show it's performance
>> benchmarks exceeding the performance of local storage.
>> Does anyone know of large and mission critical databases that are
>> heavily used, implemented with GFS?
>> I think cloud computing may be interesting campus projects, but
>> hardly a serious solution to critical business requirements.
> Hardly. ...Really hard for those in the know to take this comment
> seriously.
> I've personally deployed Tier 1 databases - Oracle RAC in all of its
> glory - on cloud infrastructure. Our RAC nodes outperformed their
> physical counterparts in benchmark testing. And they did it with better
> availability and redundancy built in.
I would be interested in seeing independently published benchmarking
results and not in-house benchmarking done by the devs of the installation.

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