Abstract:Oracle had acquired Sun Microsystems almost a decade ago. Continued investment had occurred in the Systems and Platform products. SPARC had moved to become the fastest processor on the market 2 years back, Solaris is now moving to agile Continuous Delivery Model to increase cadence, and the SPARC cadence will continue to maintain best-in-class performance.
Executive Vice President of Systems
High Level Points:Four Take Away points were provided by Mr. Fowler.
SPARC Performance Prior OracleBefore Oracle's acquisition of Sun, SPARC platform performance was lagging in the industry, but Oracle investment had brought it to the pinnacle of the market in a short number of years.
SPARC Performance TodayOracle is the leading the market in Systems Performance, both in general purpose computing, as well as embedded accelerators to quicken performance of business critical and security applications. Oracle intends on keeping this performance lead.
Solaris Agile Continuous ImprovementSolaris had traditionally been under a Waterfall type of Major Release Cycle. Solaris is being migrated to an Agile Continuous Improvement cycle, where features & benefits will be introduced continuously, without the risk of large monolithic release cycles.
Oracle SPARC & Solaris Platform RoadmapWith the adoption of the new Agile Continuous Delivery model for Solaris, the roadmap changes, without much significance, except support continuing to later dates, decades from today.
This overview was excellent, prepping customers before the on-site visits.