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Skills shortage risks NBN benefits: NetApp

The IT skills shortage could limit the benefits flowing from Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), according to Peter O'Connor, storage vendor NetApp's vice president for Australia/New Zealand and ASEAN.

July 26, 2011

Oracle upgrades Exadata with expansion rack

Oracle has brought out expansion racks for its Exadata Database Machine to provide backups and additional processing capacity for data analytics on the appliance.The expansion racks, which went on sale on Tuesday, provide extra storage capacity and processing power for any of the X2-2 and X2-8 appliances.

July 14, 2011 by

Oracle and HP explain history, role and future for new Exadata Server and Database Machine

Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison caught the Oracle OpenWorld conference audience by surprise the day before by rolling out the Exadata line of two hardware-software configurations. The integrated servers re-architect the relationship between Oracle's 11g database and high-performance storage. Exadata, in essence, gives new meaning to "attached" storage for Oracle databases. It mimics the close pairing of data and logic execution that such cloud providers as Google use with MapReduce technologies.

September 29, 2008 by

Oracle Fires A Booming Shot Across The Bow Of The Storage Vendor Establishment

Yesterday at Oracle OpenWorld, Larry Ellison announced the database giant's first foray into the hardware realm, unveiling the HP/Oracle Database Machine, branded as Exadata. The Exadata system is a combination of Oracle's 11g database engine using Automated Storage Management (ASM) to manage a grid of HP Proliant servers with 12 SATA or SAS drives each, connected to database servers via InfiniBand.

September 25, 2008 by

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