OT: Cloud Computing is coming to ...

Christopher A. Williams chriswfedora at cawllc.com
Fri Jul 23 05:31:05 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-07-22 at 22:14 -0700, JD wrote:
> 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.

The benchmarking was done by the client, and is being independently
verified. It will be eventually published for public consumption as well
- most likely around the end of August or so. Remind me and I'll send
you a copy.


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I dream things as they never were and ask, 'Why not?'"

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