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  • “Orbit? Oh, elliptical, of course: for a while it would huddle against us and then it would take flight for a while. The tides, when the Moon swung closer, rose so high nobody could hold them back. There were nights when the Moon was full and very, very low, and the tide was so high that the Moon missed a ducking in the sea by a hair’s-breadth”

    Italo Calvino ,...Read more

  • To really understand the value from HP Project Moonshot you need to think beyond the list price of one system and focus instead on the Total Cost of Ownership . Figuring out the TCO for a server running arbitrary software is often a hard (and thankless?) task, so one of the things we’ve tried to do is not just demonstrate great technology but something that naturally lets you think about...Read more

  • Yesterday HP announced their new Project Moonshot . We’ve been testing on a fully-loaded system and now we finally get to talk about the experience. Bottom line: it’s a pretty cool, new way of thinking about datacenters.

    You’ll see a series of related articles on our blog this week. Some focus directly on our experience using a Moonshot System, what we tested and what...Read more

  • We’re talking about a few new ideas this week here on the NuoDB techblog. We hope you’re enjoying it!

    One of those is a new kind of benchmark that we’re working on. Traditionally benchmarks tend to focus on numbers like Transactions Per Second: metrics that measure the speed or size of a database. These are definitely important, and later this spring we’ll be...Read more