Reposting an interesting article from flashdba (Oracle databases, Exadata and the high-performance world of flash storage) on Sept. 10th.
Ok so the title of this post was deliberately straying into the realms of sensationalism. I know that RAC is not dead – people will be running RAC systems for years to come. But for new implementations, particularly for private-cloud, IT-as-a-service style consolidation environments, is it really a justifiable cost? What does it actually deliver that cannot be achieved using other products – products that actually provide additional benefits too?
Personally, I have my doubts – I think it’s in danger of becoming a technology without a use case. And considering the cost and complexity it brings…
You can find the full article here.
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