Lisa Vaas writes in eWeek, If Oracle RAC Crashed Orbitz, Can We Trust 10g?
A few months back, the travel site Orbitz was grounded for a full day due to a technology snarl that it blamed on Oracle's RAC (Real Application Clusters) technology.After reading this poorly written smear article I had to write:
Hi Lisa,Where do they get these so-called writers?
I just read your article and wonder why you wrote it in such a way as to imply that Oracle RAC was the cause of the Orbitz crash.
Do you know what the cause was?
I heard that Orbitz had hardware problems and the Oracle RAC software had nothing to do with it.
Steve,After I sent her a few emails with links to more information and people she might interview, Lisa emailed back:
That's very interesting. Who did you get the hardware info from, if I might ask? I talked to Orbitz, who blamed RAC. I also spoke with Oracle, who were pretty noncommital. I mean, Oracle was indeed working with Orbitz to rectify the problem, but they wouldn't confirm or deny RAC liabliity. (Of course.)
I'm thinking I should revisit that story and see if I could get more detail. Better that than spreading FUD, which I fear I'm guilty of.....
Thanks so much for all this information. ... I'll work on putting out a more informative, up-to-date article on the topic, asOk then.
one way to make amends.