Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sun and Oracle Release Fastest OLTP and Data Warehouse Appliance
On Tuesday, Sun and Oracle announced the Oracle Exadata V2 OLTP and Data Warehouse appliance. This appliance replaces the previous generation Exadata appliance built on HP equipment and uses all Sun hardware. This includes Sun Galaxy x64 servers (X4170 & X4275), Sun FlashFire Storage, and Sun's own fully non-blocking Infiniband switches integrated into Sun cabinets for easy expansion. The end result is an appliance able to blow away the competition completely and utterly on OLTP and Data Warehouse workloads. In the webcast link above, Ellison and Fowler make great jabs at IBM and demonstrate significant savings over over 5 times. Each fully configured cabinet can perform over a million IOPS, ridiculously insane as Fowler said. Without a doubt, this is a strong endorsement of Sun technology and demonstrates how Sun and Oracle will work together going forward. Also think the new Sun/Oracle logo looks great! To think we'll see more in next month when Oracle demonstrates how Sun T5440's and Oracle 11g can beat the pants off of IBM and Power6!