Thursday February 20, 2020

Databases: Broadening horizons

Oracle entered the database appliance field in 2008 with its Exadata brand, originally in partnership with HP for the hardware.

2nd June, 2012
John Caulfield, solutions director, Oracle Ireland: 'In real life business, the best time to apply smart analytics is always now'.

Oracle entered the database appliance field in 2008 with its Exadata brand, originally in partnership with HP for the hardware.

Since its acquisition of Sun Microsystems in early 2010 the next generation of Exadata 'appliances' has been based on Sun hardware, notably its proven storage servers. Total sales of nearly 3,000 units to date certainly indicate a responsive target market.

"Although 'appliance' is already a popular term, we prefer to talk of them as 'engineered systems' in which...

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