BDPrime writes: Oracle's largest internal database is 101 terabytes large, and it runs Oracle's own email and collaboration software called Beehive. It handles more than 140,000 users and 3.5 million emails per day. Oh, and it runs on nine Oracle Exadatas, the company's big integrated database servers.
BDPrime writes: IT pros say the new memory management features and virtualization capabilities in the latest x86 processors are welcome, but the complexity involved can be challenging. One of them is dealing with VMware's memory management when running on Intel's Nehalem and AMD's Opteron chips, where features become confusing and perceptions can become a problem.