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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Oracle announces Storage server and Database machine

SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 24:  The new Oracle ...Larry Ellison announced Oracle's foray into hardware arena with the launch of storage server and database machine at the ongoing Oracle Open World 2008 in his keynote address. Oracle has partnered with HP for this. Read the press release.

Oracle has announced a new storage server called "Oracle Exadata" and a database machine partnering with HP. The database machine is named "HP Oracle Database Machine". It's a pre-configured machine with Oracle Enterprise Linux consisting 8 database servers, 64 Intel processor cores, grid of 14 Oracle Exadata storage servers,. It's specially been designed for data warehousing market. It's being seen as a serious contender to Teradata and Netezza. The Exadata Storage server includes two Intel processors, each with four cores, with up to 12 terabytes of raw storage. Here is what James Kobielus of Forrester Research has to say at his blog.

Refer to the following links for more about Exadata and Database machine.

HP Oracle Exadata Storage Server
HP Oracle Database Machine

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