Friday, September 28, 2007

The Coming of the Oracle Database Appliance

It looks like Oracle is making the move towards appliances, albeit in a more componentized way.

Oracle today announced the Oracle Optimized Warehouse Initiative to help accelerate data warehouse deployments by offering a choice of optimized solutions that combine the performance, reliability and scalability of Oracle(r) Database with hardware and storage from industry leading manufacturers.

As part of this initiative, Dell, EMC and Oracle today introduced the initial Oracle Optimized Warehouse. (See today's related press release at: ). Available through Dell, the Oracle Optimized Warehouse for Dell and EMC is comprised of Dell PowerEdge servers, EMC CLARiiON networked storage systems and Oracle Database.

"As the data warehousing market continues to grow and mature, Oracle is evolving to meet the changing needs of our customers," said Ray Roccaforte, vice president of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Platform, Oracle. "With the Oracle Optimized Warehouse Initiative, customers no longer need to choose between proprietary data warehouse solutions and Oracle-based solutions custom built on leading hardware platforms. Oracle now delivers the advantages of its market-leading database within a simple-to-buy, pre-built product optimized for data warehousing out-of-the-box."