Ellison Unleashes HP Oracle Database Machine
By jack.flynn on Sep 25, 2008
Exerpt from the official daily newspaper from Oracle Magazine and Profit. By Rich Schwerin.
In his much-anticipated keynote address, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announced Oracle’s first-ever hardware product, the HP Oracle Database Machine. Introduced as the world’s fastest database machine, the HP Oracle Database Machine improves data warehouse query performance by a factor of 10 or more. The machine is a combination of smart storage software from Oracle and industry standard hardware from HP; it consists of a grid of Oracle Database servers and a grid of new Oracle Exadata Storage Servers packaged in a single rack along with the required InfiniBand infrastructure and related hardware.
“Talk about extreme performance—you’re looking at the world’s fastest database machine,” said Ellison, as the HP Oracle Database Machine rose from beneath the stage next to him. “For the first time, customers can get smart performance storage designed for Oracle data warehouses that is 10 times faster. And this is 1,400 times larger than Apple’s largest iPod,” he added.
Designed for high-performance data warehouses and benefiting from Oracle’s and HP’s long-time engineering relationship, the HP Oracle Database Machine breaks the performance bottleneck between database servers and conventional storage by shipping less data through larger pipes.
The machine includes a grid of eight database servers featuring 64 Intel processor cores, Oracle Enterprise Linux, and a grid of 14 Oracle Exadata Storage Servers that include up to 168TB of raw storage and 14GB per-second data bandwidth to the database servers.
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