Sunday, September 22
The morning saw 60,000 attendees descend on San Francisco and spend the afternoon getting their bearing while exhibitors set up in the Moscone Center. Everyone was preparing for Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's opening key note speech in the evening, at which he made a couple of big announcements concerning updates to the company's combined hardware and software database systems.
The big announcements were Oracle's introduction of in-memory option for its 12C database, as well as its Big Memory Machine, M6-32.
Ellison believes that the in memory option will make getting responses to queries 100 times faster. You can now get responses faster than you can come up with the questions, he said, adding: "These are ungodly speeds."
The M6-32 Big Memory Machine, which is said to be ideal for in-memory databases is a high-powered server featuring a new processor in the form of the SPARC M6.
The chip incorporates 12 cores - twice the number in the current M5. Impressively, it can run 96 threads per processor.