re: Oracle Appealing Trash Talk Wrist Slap
Indeed, backing up comparative product performance claims with factual data is the crux of the issue. The NAD found that Oracle failed to demonstrate that it had support for that performance claim in the ad. Oracle's claim was hardly an apples-to-apples comparison G«Ű it compared the performance of a new Oracle Exadata system to a six-year-old IBM Power System, and the ad did not provide disclosure as to how the systems were configured. From the NAD report, the Exadata system in the comparison used OracleG«÷s latest hardware and had 33% more processor cores, almost 3.5 times as much memory as the IBM system, and ran an upgraded database software, Oracle 11g with partitioning and Real Application Clusters, compared to Oracle 10g on the IBM system used at the unnamed European retailer.
Steve Sibley, IBM