AMD set to detail multi-OS plan Will its "Pacifica" virtualization technology be compatible with Intel's? If not, that's a potential headache for some software makers.

Virtualization is clearly in the air! We are seeing it at the file storage, operating system, and processor layers. I can only assume the Virtualization at database layer is imiment. Of course we know it has been around in the database realm for a while (see the original Virtuoso 1.0 white paper). Today, most EII products pitch the essence of "Virtual Databases" as their value proposition while strategically staying away from the use the dreaded "V" word.