October 4, 2012

That multi-tenancy discussion revisited

Keeping in mind Monash’s Third Law of Commercial Semantics,

No market categorization is ever precise

I’ll try to clarify my response to Oracle’s claims about Oracle12c being a “multi-tenant” DBMS.

I wrote a couple days ago:

Oracle is confusing people with its comments on multi-tenancy. I suspect:

  • What Oracle is talking about when it says “multi-tenancy” is more like consolidation than true multi-tenancy.
  • Probably there are a couple of true multi-tenancy features as well.

Now I’m even having doubts about the second part.

In simplest terms:

But from everything I’ve heard:

More detail may be found at the links above.

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4 Responses to “That multi-tenancy discussion revisited”

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    […] noted back in October that the essence of multitenancy is a special-case version of ex uno plures. If somebody offered that and wanted to call it […]

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    […] term multi-tenancy is being used in several different […]

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    […] that I think has at times been overemphasized — SaaS vendors would prefer to operate truly multi-tenant versions of their software, while enterprises less often have that […]

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    […] difference that I think has at times been overemphasized — SaaS vendors would prefer to operate truly multi-tenant versions of their software, while enterprises less often have that […]

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