back to article Oracle hides ExaLogic price cut

Oracle has removed the blog post we noticed last week in which it announced the price of its Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software (EECS) had been cut from $US20,000 per CPU to half that price. Keen-eyed readers noticed that our link to Oracle's post (which was once to be found here) now produces only Oracle's stylish 404 page. Big …

COMMENTS

This topic is closed for new posts.
Silver badge

Great, you've spilled the beans

They probably did it to hide the price cut from Larry the crazy billionaire.

0
0
Silver badge

Re: Great, you've spilled the beans

Why has Oracle hidden the price cut? Vulture South's money is on the ExaLogic platform being superseded ...

More likely given their recent results, they've hidden the announcement because they don't want to announce to the world they've started a fire sale to shift their HW which clearly no one wants.

3
0
Silver badge
Thumb Up

Re: Dazed and Confused Re: Great, you've spilled the beans

Agreed, Larry would rather cut off his Mom's fingers than cut prices if he really didn't need to dump product.

0
0
Big Brother

Re: Dazed and Confused Great, you've spilled the beans

Funny. HP's HW sales are declining much faster than Oracles. As a matter of fact Oracle expects to possibly grow HW sales next quarter, while HP expects to continue to bleed profusely for the forseeable future. Is HP killing HW? No, of course not. Oracle is starting to turn around their HW house. SPARC is the most performant CPU on the market, and the only thing that Oracles competitors can say is "It's not all about performance". Boy, how the times, they are a changin'.

I know you didn't mention HP Matt, but you have to know that you have HP tatoo'd on your forehead.

0
2
Silver badge

Re: Billl Re: Dazed and Confused Great, you've spilled the beans

"......SPARC is the most performant CPU on the market...." Up until that point I was picturing you in a little cheerleader outfit with your Big Red pompoms, but that comment definitely put you in a clown suit! What happened the last time when Sun turned their back on Fujitsu and tried making their own enterprise chip? Why, they crashed and burned, and then had to go back and use the Fujitsu option as SPARC64 was simply better. So what is Larry doing? Turning his back on the better SPARC64! And trying to push the crippled CMT design into enterprises by bolting a poorly designed cache on the side and hiding it behind shedloads of (expensive) memory. Face it, the CMT fiasco has meant Oracle has been playing catch-up ever since the Sun buy, they should have just kept it for webservers and gone with SPARC64 for the real servers. Don't beleive me? Then maybe you need to have words with TPM:

"...the S3 core at the heart of the latest Sparc T4, T5, M5, and M6 processors is modestly powerful compared to Xeon, Power, System z, and even Itanium....." (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/28/oracle_sparc_m6_bixby_interconnect/)

Larry will have to get round the awful cache problems of the T/M6, and what better way than to slap on tons of RAM? Hey, did Larry just go plug a server with 32TB of RAM....? (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/23/openworld_ellison_keynote/?page=2) ROFLMAO!

/SP&L

1
0

Re: Dazed and Confused Great, you've spilled the beans

you must work for Oracle in California, because only someone on weed would say SPANK is the most performant CPU on the market. It does not come close to the performance of Intel or IBM chips. Ok it does do better than Itanium and yes because Oracle gives it a .5 core factor table handicap it is surviving but look at the revenue numbers. Oracles HW is down 14% not the 7% they talk about because the HW services revenue is going up. Sounds the the typical Oracle buy technology increase services prices to cash cow and and force customers to a proprietary product scenario.....it's not like they didnt do the same thing with Rdb years ago.

I wonder if the america's cup team cheated because their sponsor is known to cheat?

1
0
Silver badge
Pirate

Re: Ali Re: Dazed and Confused Great, you've spilled the beans

"......I wonder if the America's cup team cheated...." Bit harsh. They did make questionable use of an auto-stabilization system, but they lost the first four races with it in place. The difference seems to have been when Larry splashed extra cash to bring in Brit Olympian Sir Ben Ainslie to run the teams's tactics and strategy. One of the reasons for Oracle's success elsewhere has been that Larry has always been just smart enough to know when he needs to go out and buy-in a solution, such as RAC from Compaq, which is what makes his stupid push of the Cripple Me Tech chips all the more bizarre. He should have just stuck with Xeon as most of his customers are doing.

0
0
This topic is closed for new posts.

Forums