How hardware advances drive Oracle DBMS advances

Itís well known that hardware advances always precede advances in software technology, and this is especially true for Oracle.  As hardware becomes faster and cheaper, Oracle professionals change the ways that we process information.  Changes in hardware affect the way we design databases, the way we implement database and most important, the way that we tune databases.

While the costs of a DBA have remained relatively constant over the past 30 years, the costs of hardware have fallen dramatically, leading to a condition where applying hardware resources is often faster and cheaper than applying human resources to fix an acute performance problem.   To read more about this, click below:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/t_hardware_upgrade.htm

This change in the costs of people vs. hardware has led to a technique called "throwing hardware at a problem".  Even though hardware may not address the root cause of an acute performance problem, it's often the smart thing to do for these reasons:

Read below to get the fascinating story about how hardware advanced precede Oracle advances:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/t_hardware_advances_oracle.htm

See here how hardware advances will change the Oracle job roles:

http://www.dba-oracle.com/art_dbazine_2020_p1.htm

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