It's not a joke. No, there is no way to win one, yet.
Wouldn't it be nice to have one of these bad-boys in your home office though?
That was my original thought when I posed the question to The Twitter.
After a few replies I realized the absurdity of my thought to have my own private Exadata.
What about small businesses though? Non-profits doing research?
Wouldn't that be a great PR move? A way to give back to the community.
I have ulterior motives, of course. I may be helping out a friend on a database for autism research. If you don't know already, my daughter was recently diagnosed withPDD-NOS, which is...well, it's sort-of autism. I just call it autism though so I don't have to go into the details.
Wouldn't it be great to build out something like that on top of the latest, and greatest, hardware/software combination around? For kicks, I could ask about OBIEE as the reporting layer. (See how selfish I am?)
Anyway, just an idea. I'm full of ideas (or shit as most would say).
What do you think? I'm sure Oracle has tons of charities or causes they support. Would this be a worthwhile cause for Oracle?
As Jake would say, find the comments.