Oracle to unveil Sun-based Exadata database machine

Oracle to unveil Sun-based Exadata database machine

Summary: Oracle will unveil a database machine that runs on Sun's FlashFire technology.

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Oracle Tuesday will unveil a database machine that runs on Sun's FlashFire technology.

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, along with Sun executive vice president John Fowler, will showcase the "world’s first OLTP database machine with Sun FlashFire technology." OLTP refers to online transaction processing, which requires 24x7 availability.

The move comes as Oracle steps up its defense of Sun as its proposed acquisition is held up by European Union regulators. Sun has been losing server share to the likes of IBM and Oracle is trying to stop the bleeding.

Also see: Oracle tries to stop Sun's bleeding: Is it too late?

Oracle pitched its Webcast (Sun version), which happens at 1 p.m. PT Tuesday, as a chance to "learn firsthand how the partnership between Oracle and Sun can benefit customers now and in the future."

Judging from the invite, it appears that Oracle will offer a Sun-based flavor of its Exadata database machine.

Topics: Software, Data Centers, Data Management, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Oracle, Storage

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