Intel Corporation is a technology company along with being the world’s largest semiconductor chip maker. It is based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors which are found in most of the PCs.The Oracle Database is a relational database management system. It is produced and marketed by Oracle Corporation.
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Intel’s Flash Drive
Intel recently introduced one of its smallest flash memory based hard drives in the market. This chip competes with similar chips from Samsung which store data in Apple’s gadgets. However, the Intel chip comes with a standard electronics controller built in. This makes it easy and inexpensive to combine multiple chips into a single and also a hard drive having higher capacity. It is light as a feather and comes in two and four gigabyte versions which weigh less than a drop of water.
The big winner behind the next generation servers behind the software division of Oracle is Intel and flash disk suppliers.
This new system has helped Oracle set as much as 14 performance records across multiple benchmarks and workloads. Intel along with other companies has been battling it out for the server processors. Also Intel has been given an edge by its observers for its latest chips. Oracle has been doubling the use of Xeon in the new servers. It has not ruled out the use of AMD in its future servers but the 2010 line looks likely to be entirely Intel inside. The online documentation of the new systems of Oracle shows that it offers two computer blades using AMD processors for embedded markets. The company’s aggressive use of the SSD technology to improve performances is what stands out in the Oracle’s announcements. Oracle has the ability to assemble a proprietary stack from top to bottom which also includes applications. This gives opportunities to take advantage of the SSD’s. Oracle took great pains in discussing the level of integration between Sun’s hardware and software products and Oracle’s own version of Linux including middleware and applications when it had already completed its acquisition Sun. Oracle’s new rack systems provides a complete solution for running the software of Oracle. It also helps in selling an integrated stack which has designed to reduce apex and capex costs in the data center. Although the flash disks are more expensive than the traditional disk drives yet Oracle claims the performance boost will expectedly cover up the incremental cost. The end users are expected to check its working for their specific workloads.
Oracle is playing catch up for blade servers which have been leading the market and is currently the fastest growth segment in this sector.