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Who Killed HP?

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I’m not one for conspiracy theories. Except of course in novels and films. After all these years, one of my favorite movies is still Capricorn One.

But you’ve got to admit that HP may have something here with the claims that Oracle is refusing to publish HP benchmark results.

For whatever reason:

  • The last time HP published a TPC-C result with Oracle was August 2010.
  • The last time HP published a TPC-H result with Oracle was April 2010.
  • The last time HP published an SAP SD 2-tier result with Oracle was in 2008. That was with the old kit.
  • The last time HP published a SPECjAppServer2004 result with Oracle was August 2010. And none with SPECjEnterprise2010.
  • For some benchmarks they’ve even had to use something called MaxDB . . .

    So believe what you will. And maybe we will soon see Oracle added to this list of conspiracy theories. And in the greatest irony seen yet, Wikipedia, in its magnificent wisdom on article sources, makes sure to note that the list may contain “unverifiable claims.”

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    Written by benchmarkingblog

    April 11, 2011 at 11:42 am

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