With the hardware these days…

Posted by on Oct 22, 2009 in Databases, Musings | No Comments

Kevin Closson gives those of us who aren’t pushing a million IOPS several reasons to consider the Sunacle Exadata 2 Database Thingamajig.

Unfortunately, Kevin failed to mention a potential downside of having one of these babies. Namely, your developers and consultants will assume (even more than they probably already do) that whatever junk code they throw at the machine will run flawlessly. And if it doesn’t, it must be the DBA or Unix team’s fault.