From 7/19/04 edition of InformationWeek:
Oracle has been one of the loudest voices promoting grid computing, and now it looks like demand for the technology is on the rise. At the company's analyst day last week, CEO Larry Ellison told Wall Street analysts that there's significant momentum behind its Real Application Clusters technology, the foundation of its grid strategy, in terms of sales growth and technology trends playing out within corporate IT departments.
Oracle predicts that the 60% growth in Real Application Clusters sales posted during the 2004 fiscal year is just the beginning.
Researcher Evans Data last week said a June survey of 502 database developers found that 37% are implementing or plan to implement a grid-computing architecture. That's up from 21% in December.
Still, while many developers expect faster database performance, improved database availability, and more memory space from grid-computing technology, fully one-third see no tangible benefits.