Wednesday, October 18, 2006

GridApp tells the story of RAC

GridApp Systems and Oracle Tell 'The Real Story About Grid Computing'

Breakfast Seminar Explores a Quick and Easy Approach to Gaining Immediate

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- GridApp Systems, Inc.
(, the leading provider of database automation solutions,
today announced that it has teamed with Oracle to deliver a breakfast
seminar on Thursday, November 2nd at 9:00 a.m. ET, entitled, "The Real
Story about Grid Computing." Together, Matthew Zito, Chief Scientist for
GridApp Systems, and Bijan Chowdhury, Oracle's Senior Director of Financial
Services, will reveal how grid computing has proven to reduce costs and
improve control over the database infrastructure. The seminar will also
demonstrate how GridApp Systems' database automation solutions can maximize
and extend Oracle RAC's value -- especially for the small and mid-sized
Those attending the seminar will:

-- Better differentiate between the myths and realities of grid computing.
-- Realize why you do need RAC.
-- Learn how Oracle's customers are applying grid computing in areas such
as trading systems, risk analytics and compliance.
-- Learn how to transform your company's database infrastructure.
-- Gain maximum value from your company's IT investments.


Anonymous said...

GridApp - the "leading provider" of database automation - my ass! They are probably the leading provider of Oracle RAC automation. Even there, Oracle Grid Control smokes them! Light-weight GUI tools such as GridApp written in technologies meant for frontend Web use such as AJAX are redundant. I don't see real customers (customers managing 100s of databases) buying GridApp.

Oracle should know better than partnering with GridApp. In case they don't know, their chief scientist, Matt Zito presented earlier on how to reduce Oracle license costs by 33% (see Why would Oracle "partner" with someone who takes money out of their pocket? Probably a case of "one hand not knowing what the other hand is doing" symptom commonly found in large companies...

Tarry said...

Yeah. The "leading provider" stuff can be better judged by the Consumers . And I agree large companies are too busy wiping their own dirt than looking directly to collaborate with the community and end users. I personally see a "partnering initiative" in many cases tends to have adversarial proclivities which is no problem unless the "lesser half" starts gobbling up the meat out of the Vendors hands and mouth.

The same applies to Microsoft and other bigger firms. These are times for "Direct Sales and Services Delivery".

Sure some partner vendors have more expertise and can focus on "Client Specific Problem" areas than vendors themselves. At least they are able to identify those areas quicker than the vendor itself. When I say that then the story of Oracle whipping Redhat on its service offerings because the "typical Redhat user" is utterly satisfied is also a form of identifying a pressure point and cashing on it.

Well this is the strange world of Give and Take we live in, my friend. We (as consumers are partly to blame for it as well)