Yesterday, in a live webcast Larry Ellison introduced the next generation Database Machine. Before we dive into technical details, have a look at the announcement and the information out on the web:
Most importantly, have a look at the following page which has some excellent overview and introductory papers:
http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/bi/db/exadata/index.html (click here)
Now, there are a number of very important implications of this next generation database machine. The most important one being Flash Cards! Imagine 500GB/sec of throughput from your system...