10 million transactions per day for $20

Amazon EC2 has discovered the power of main memory databases- It wants to offer to 10 million transactions per day for under $20 using Times10 main memory database. My question: Why do I need to run it on Amazon to get such a low price? Over 3 years, $20 per day adds up to $20,000. A fractional share of a Times10 in-memory database on a new Dell or Cisco UCS server can deliver similar performance- with more control over the environment, live-live disaster recovery, persistence to a permanent Oracle store etc..

I can see this as useful as a temporary solution, but on an ongoing basis it is going to cost a lot more.

http://tinyurl.com/ykj48kw

Published in: on October 15, 2009 at 3:08 pm  Leave a Comment  
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384 GB for $10,339 or is it a typo?

http://www.networkworld.com/news/2009/100909-cisco-rack-servers.html?hpg1=bn

“UCS C250 M1 Extended Memory Rack-Mount server is two rack units, and has 384GB of memory and eight disk drives. It costs $10,339 and will be available in December.”

Published in: on October 13, 2009 at 7:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

“Internal Clouds rock”- even if it is a fumble, it is our fumble…

Phil Wainewright writes that: “Cloud is no place for amateurs”. He makes the case that recent outages at IBM and T-mobile run facilities proves that big companies overestimate their competence at SaaS and Clouds.

I do not see this as an issue of big versus small, I think it is a matter of how reliable and rugged a system you are able to construct. A small company or an Enterprise could create a reliable cloud with the right kind of fault tolerance built in.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/SAAS/?p=899&tag=nl.e539

Emotionally, incidents like these strengthen the argument for internal on-premises Clouds constructed using SOA Layer and VMWare based fault tolerance.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/SAAS/?p=899&tag=nl.e539

Published in: on October 13, 2009 at 5:44 pm  Leave a Comment  
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