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October 08, 2010



Certainly looks very impressive! I am wondering if you know off hand what the licensing model is for the software version? Is it per server, per core, per socket or something else? Oracle of course for their DB anyways has crazy core calculations I think IBM does something similar.

Also I look forward to the day when we can see how workloads on these types of systems (EMC/Oracle/etc) run vs what seems to becoming a big trend of running things like hadoop. I'm sure the up front costs of the higher end stuff of course costs more but the efficiency of the system itself could make up for that pretty easily in some cases I suspect.

Something as simple as this:

Thought it was kind of funny reading Google admitting that their new indexing system based on their distributed database despite the fact that it scales really well they measured a 30 fold overhead in the way they do things vs more traditional ways. That 30 fold can add up fast!

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    Chief Strategist, VMware Storage and Availability Business Unit

    Chuck works for VMware, and is deeply embroiled in all things software-defined storage these days.

    Previously, he was with EMC for 18 years, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

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