Apologies, I’m a database type.....Quest is best known for toad, but we also have enterprise monitoring across all levels of the stackIn Melbourne, SQL Navigator + the spotlights. It’s not a complete co-incidence about the star trek theme.
I’m worried about the Toad in the red shirt – we all know that red-shirt crewmen die in Star Trek!
I know what you’re thinking ... Why the big glassesI wondered to, until I found this picture... I was subliminally role-modeling on BillLarry, of course, doesn’t have the same geeky look.... Or does he. Recently discovered high school photo’s suggest he may have been a big-glassed nerd as well.So we might call 1987 the year of the big glassed geek
In 1987 I was working for the Australian Govt. We were moving from centralized mainframe in canberra to minicomputers in each state office (VAX VMS and oracle)
That’s a predictable linear growth curve. Gets much worse for unpredictable or cyclic demand So I think it’s real, and it excites me because it represents the realization of a more industrialized model for providing computing resources. In the early days of electricity everybody had thier own power sources and every company needed engineers as a result. Nowdays, few companies need that...
Data warehouses doubling every three years.
Mention columnar compression Mention flash cache in the database In memory ParalelismMPP styles similar to whats happening in M-R
So while I worry about the red-shirt TOAD, I’m not really worried about Oracle. Oracle remains a highly technically innovative company as well as a skilled in the business of software. I’ve certainly got no regrets specializing in Oracle technology all those years ago. Quest is a fairly diversified company and has no vested interest in Oracle per see. We aim to be a strategic partner across all of your technologies: Oracle, Microsoft, Vmware and in emerging technologies.
How I learned to stop worrying and love Oracle
How I learned to stop worrying and love Oracle<br />Guy Harrison<br />Director Research and Development, Melbourne<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />www.guyharrison.net<br />
Looking back to 1987…..<br />http://www.yearbookyourself.com/<br />
1987: RDBMS/Minicomputer revolution <br />IBM-based MVS mainframes giving way to Minicomputer architectures<br />Era of Big glasses<br />32-bit computers such as DEC VAX<br />Still dumb terminals<br />Oracle vs IMS/Adabas/DB2<br />
1992: Client server revolution <br />IBM PC allows for off loading of some processing to the client<br />Richer Character mode interfaces<br />First graphical interfaces: Windows 3.0<br />Oracle vs Sybase/Ingres/dBase III <br />
1999: Internet/Y2K gold rush<br />Massive IT budgets<br />Scalability at all costs<br />Java<br />3-tier applications<br />Oracle unchallenged <br />
2005: After the gold rush<br /><ul><li>TCO and ROI
Oracle responds with XE (low end), automation (TCO) and RAC (high end)</li></li></ul><li>2009: Big Data and Clouds <br />Volumes of data strain commercial RDBMS <br />Cloud computing mania<br />
Why worry?<br />Dominant players often fail quickly<br />Being on the wrong side of a paradigm shift hurts<br />Theory of disruptive innovation helps explain rapid shifts <br />
Functionality demanded at high end of market <br />Functionality<br />Sustaining<br />Innovation<br />Functionality demanded at low end of market <br />Disruptive<br />Innovation<br />Time<br />Disruptive Innovation <br />Oracle RAC<br />Oracle10g<br />Oracle9i<br />OracleXE<br />The Innovators Dilemma, Clayton Christensen, Harvard University Press<br />
Larry, Richard and the cloud <br />the provision of virtualized application software, platforms or infrastructure across the network, in particular the internet. <br />Larry Ellison (Sep 08):<br />“we’ve redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do … It’s complete gibberish. It’s insane. When is this idiocy going to stop?:<br />Richard Stallman (Oct 08):<br />"It's worse than stupidity: it's a marketing hype campaign." <br />Larry Ellison (Sep 09):<br />“It’s this nonsense ... Water vapour”<br />
Cloud Ingredients and recipes <br />Utility <br />Computing <br />AKA <br />Private <br />Cloud<br />Clustering<br />Single workload <br />across <br />multiple host<br />SaaS<br />Software as a Service<br />Salesforce.com<br />Gmail <br />Internet<br />Cloud<br />Computing<br />Virtualization<br />Multiple workloads <br />on<br />Single host<br />IaaS<br />Infrastructure as a Service<br />Amazon Web Services<br />Joyent<br />Grid management<br />Allocate resources on <br />demand<br />PaaS<br />Platform as a Service<br />Google App Engine<br />Azure<br />
CAP Theorem: You can’t have it all<br />Eventual consistency:<br />“when no updates occur for a long period of time, eventually all updates will propagate through the system and all the replicas will be consistent.”<br />Availability (Total redundancy)<br />Consistency: ACID transactions<br />RAC<br />No GO<br />NoSQL DB<br />Partition Tolerance: Infinite scaleout<br />
Not worrying, just wondering...<br />How will Oracle deal respond to Hadoop?<br />Will Oracle play in the NoSQL database world?<br />What will happen to MySQL?<br />What will happen to red-shirt TOAD?<br />