Anyway, I ran to the Press Room in the hopes that I would find someone who could charge the phone, the camera and I could get a decent wifi connection. On my way there one of the session signs caught my eye, "Exadata" something.
Parked everything in the Press Room (Reef A) and went old school bringing a pen and a notebook to the presentation.
How Exadata Will Dramatically Change the Role of DBAs and Developers
by Juan Loaiza
I would put a picture of him in here...
He talked about the use of Flash technology and how the implementation of it has moved the bottleneck to everything else. Basically, none of the other hardware components can keep up.
(Please remember, I don't even resemble a hardware dude...so if I misspeak or something, don't yell).
Also, the Flash technology has been implemented as PCI cards, not as "fake" disks so that they can be closer to the processor.
The other point he tried to drive home is Role Consolidation, which is where the real savings will come in from a resource perspective.
Let's see if I can do this justice.
|External Networking||Network Admin|
|Infiniband Network||Storage/Net Admin|
|ASM/External Storage||Storage Admin|
Mr. Loaiza arguing that much of this stuff can now be managed by a DBA thus consolidating resources and saving you money.
I did miss the part about how it affects a Developers life...but I should be able to figure that out on my own.