Oracle Big Data Appliance Buzz

The buzz around Oracle Big Data Appliance announcement at Oracle OpenWorld is amazing.  Here's some first-thought reaction:

Oracle's Big Data Appliance taps growing enterprise need, analysts say - Computerworld

Oracle's new appliance will give enterprises a way to capture and analyze unstructured data and eventually integrate it with the structured data in their traditional relational database management system environments.  Years ago, database administrators would use their IT skills set to tune and optimize an Oracle database. The new appliances reduce the need for that because they are already optimized for a specific task right out of the box.

Today's announcement is likely to put pressure on rivals such as Teradata, IBM, SAP, Microsoft and EMC to ramp up their own offerings. The onus is on them to match and surpass Oracle in their roadmaps, offerings and partnerships.

Oracle rolls out 'Big Data' appliance- NetworkWorld

Oracle unveiled the Big Data Appliance, the newest addition to its line of products that combine software and hardware, during the OpenWorld conference in San Francisco on Monday.

The new appliance includes a distribution of the open-source Hadoop programming framework, data-integration and loading tools, a distribution of the R open-source statistical analysis software, and the Oracle NoSQL database.

Oracle Unveils Big Data Appliance, Exalytics to Maximize Business Value - TechZone360

Weblogs, social media feeds, smart meters, sensors and other devices generate massive volumes of data commonly known as Big Data, which are not readily accessible in enterprise data warehouses and business intelligence applications today. To help customers integrate and maximize the value of Big Data, the business software giant today unveiled the Oracle Big Data Appliance at the Oracle OpenWorld 2011, San Francisco, Calif.

Oracle gets on the big data bandwagon - ZDNet UK

 Oracle has introduced its Big Data Appliance, an integrated hardware and software system designed to help businesses work with unstructured data such as social-media posts and email.

The Big Data Appliance will launch alongside the new software frameworks for processing big data. These are the Oracle NoSQL Database, the Oracle Data Integrator Application Adapter for Hadoop, Oracle Tools for Hadoop, and the Oracle Loader for Hadoop. There will also be a version of popular open-source statistical analysis framework R called Oracle R Enterprise.

 If you missed the announcement - the Oracle OpenWorld General Session announcement will be available for replay on YouTube.

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