Oracle Exadata Happenings at Oracle OpenWorld
By kbillings on Oct 14, 2009
The Oracle Database Machine is proving to be extremely popular with customers at Oracle OpenWorld interested in data warehousing, OLTP and consolidation projects.
There are still a couple of days left to check out the new Exadata demo in the demogrounds - stop by Moscone West (W-023 and W-028) to see for yourself the speed of data throughput for a quarter, half and full rack, with the option of enabling compression: OLTP, EHCC query and EHCC archive. You can also determine the location of the data: disk scan, flash cache scan, memory scan. A nice touch is the ability to compare Sun Oracle DB Machine against the publicly published scan rates for Teradata 2550 and Netezza TwinFin 12.
There have also been two notable press releases this week regarding Oracle Exadata. The first was about the Exadata Partner Program, which allows Oracle partners to resell Sun Oracle Database Machines and Sun Oracle Exadata Storage Servers, and also provides partners with enablement resources to help build value added services for Oracle's customers.
In the second bit of news, Oracle highlighted the following global customers who have selected Oracle Exadata: Amtrak, Allegro Group, Automobile Association of the UK, Banca Transilvania, CTC, Garanti Bank, Generale de Sante, Giant Eagle, HISCOM (Hokuriku Coca Cola), Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd/National Healthcare Group, Singapore, KnowledgeBase Marketing, Loyalty Partner Solutions, M-Tel, MTN Group, Nagase, NS Solutions, NTT Data, OK Systems, Philippines Savings Bank, Research in Motion, SoftBank Mobile, Screwfix, Thomson Reuters, True Corporation Plc, TUI and Yamazaki Baking.
If you saw Oracle Exadata at Oracle OpenWorld, let us know what you thought!
(oh, and thanks to Keith Laker for the pictures)