With Oracle OpenWorld coming up in a week or so, we’re used to Oracle using this event to make major announcements about new products, features or generally good stuff. They’ve already quietly announced their next SPARC chip This year- keep your ears peeled for some very impactful but not all that shocking news about one of their current products. There will be a new product in particular that I’m particularly interested in. It’s called the SuperCluster M8. From what I’ve heard, it should be able to run circles around the current exadata. Additionally, there have been announcements about the support life for Solaris as well.
I can’t say much more until it’s public knowledge, but I would enjoy some spirited discussion about it after it comes out.