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Oracle Exadata Exascale Debuts Aiming to Unite the Best of Exadata Database Intelligent Architecture and Cloud Elasticity to Boost Performance for Key Workloads
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall examines why the Exadata Exascale debut can be viewed as optimally uniting Exadata with the cloud to provide customers a highly performant, economical infrastructure for their Oracle databases with hyper-elastic resources expanding Oracle’s market by making Exadata attractive to small organizations with low entry configuration and small workload affordability.
In this episode of Infrastructure Matters, hosts Camberley Bates, Steve Dickens and Krista Macomber discuss key topics around cybersecurity and AI, as well as IBM’s investments in Wimbledon.
Steven Dickens, Chief Technology Advisor at The Futurum Group, is joined by Scott Fagen, President of SHARE, to talk about the upcoming SHARE conference, discussing its role in showcasing mainframe innovations and fostering industry networking.
Steven Dickens, Chief Technology Advisor, emphasizes the strategic importance of the Australian Government's partnership with AWS in bolstering national defense and cybersecurity capabilities. He highlights how this collaboration will leverage advanced technologies to protect sensitive information and enhance interoperability with international partners.
Marvell Unveils Alaska A 1.6T PAM4 DSP Aimed at Right Sizing AECs to Fulfill the Fast-Growing AI Accelerator Bandwidth Demands in Cloud Data Centers
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall assesses why the Alaska A 1.6T PAM4 DSP debut strengthens Marvell’s ability to ensure AI accelerators meet the demands for higher bandwidth 200G/lane interconnects underpinned by the industry-wide migration of copper interconnects from DAC to AEC.
Keith Townsend and Steven Dickens from the Futurum Group view the transformation of Broadcom's End-User Computing Division into a standalone business as a pivotal moment for the digital workspace market. They believe this move will drive innovation and enhance the delivery of cutting-edge solutions independently.
Steven Dickens, Chief Technology Advisor from the Futurum Group, highlights IBM's strategic use of AI in enhancing the sports experience, emphasizing the balance between small and large models as demonstrated by the versatile Granite family. He underscores the significance of IBM's open-source approach in democratizing AI innovation and addressing the practical needs of enterprises.
This report serves as a continuation of The Futurum Group’s 2023 Cloud Downtime Incident Report, providing a detailed examination of downtime incidents across major cloud providers during the Q1 2024 time period. By meticulously collecting and analyzing publicly available incident reporting data, we uncover patterns and practices surrounding outages and incident reporting.
In this episode of Infrastructure Matters, hosts Camberley Bates, Steve Dickens and Krista Macomber discuss key topics around Data Sovereignty, AI and Data Integration plus CyberSecurity.
On this episode of The Six Five Connected, Diana Blass explores Dell Tech World to uncover the cutting-edge infrastructure powering AI in enterprises.
Over recent months, Steven Dickens, Chief Technology Advisor, has observed significant investments in sovereign cloud deployments by major hyperscalers such as Oracle, AWS, and IBM. This trend is driven by a fractious geopolitical landscape where data sovereignty and regulatory compliance have emerged as critical concerns for governments and enterprises, particularly in regions with stringent data protection laws like the EU.
Oracle HeatWave GenAI Meets the Clarion Call from Customers to Build Generative AI Applications Without Data Movement, AI Expertise, or Extra Cost
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Steven Dickens assess why Oracle has done vector processing right with the HeatWave GenAI debut by delivering crystal clear price performance advantages against the competition including relentless vector processing performance that is 30X faster than Snowflake, 18X faster than Google BigQuery, and 15X faster than Databricks, at up to 6X lower cost.