Oracle Database Appliance - Taking Enterprise Data Management to the Next Level

Posted by Mark Teter, Chief Technology Officer
November 30, 2011

Oracle’s new Database Appliance is poised to ratchet up enterprise data management, and as one of their VARs, we couldn’t be more excited about it. CRN gave it high marks in a recent review, and there are plenty of reasons why we think this could be a fantastic offering for enterprises and SMBs alike.

1. It’s a single 4U rack-mountable chassis containing two Oracle Linux server nodes.  Each node has two 6-core Intel Xeon processors X5675 and 96 GB of memory. The appliance contains 12 TB of raw storage that’s triple-mirrored, offering 4 TB of resilient usable database storage.

2. It has out-of-the-box deployment, though at 167 pounds it might take a couple of people to mount safely.

3. It has redundant power and great thermals. Considering the computing power it contains, it doesn’t throw nearly the heat you’d expect.

The timing of the new Oracle Database Appliance couldn’t be better. There’s a huge data explosion happening, and we don’t see a slow down on the horizon. Also, while cloud computing solutions are certainly going to play a role in enterprise data management, the transition to the cloud is taking some time. The Database Appliance can bridge that gap while also boosting data security.

About Mark Teter Before he retired from ASG in 2013, Mark Teter was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and the author of 'Paradigm Shift: Seven Keys of Highly successful Linux and Open Source Adoptions.' As CTO, Mark regularly advised IT organizations, vendors, and government agencies, and he frequently conducted seminars and training programs.

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