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E4 Wrap Up – Part II – Cary Millsap Interview

The 2012 Enkitec Extreme Exadata Expo is behind us now. Our video guy (Bob) has been working diligently for the last week or so to get the presentations edited. They will be made available to the attendees shortly. We have already posted a video of the opening session. It is me interviewing Cary Millsap about his impressions of Exadata. One of the things I have found most interesting about Exadata is how it makes very experienced Oracle performance guys re-think things. It’s fun watching them being exposed to Exadata in an intimate way (not just Power Point). The reactions are interesting. There is usually a desire to try to break it although ย it’s generally harder than it appears, at least initially. I got to watch Cary for a few days (along with several of his Method-R guys) when he had his first exposure and we talk about that during the video. Cary made a profound impact on me and my career and I think his insight into the Exadata architecture is worth watching. Hopefully the fact that I have a great face for radio will not deter you (too much). The video has the obligatory Enkitec logo and endless loop, non-descript music intro, but other than that, I certify it as marketing free! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. Uwe Hesse says:

    Thank you very much for publishing this interview – I really enjoyed it! Nice to hear that one of the performance tuning legends like Cary Millsap appreciates Exadata, although “You can fill up every system with load”. Certainly, performance tuning did not become obsolete with the advent of Exadata. I agree on the Documentation part: We should make it public; don’t get the point behind keeping it only open to Exadata customers. Plus the good advice to make it accessible for potential customers (and interns): This would boost Exadata Sales even more, because seeing is believing ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Awesome ! Thank you for sharing !

    Kerry: man you have such a Hollywood’ish voice !!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And oh yes…without that captcha commenting is even more fun ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. osborne says:

    Ha. I think I sound like drunk Texan. I guess everyone thinks their own voice sounds weird.

    Yeah – I’m glad to be rid of captcha as well. I had a bad experience on another site just this week. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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