Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has once again shelled out for an Exadata V2 Database Machine.
"We implemented it in a record four days from delivery prior to Christmas to provide a dev/test environment to a number of projects," a statement from the bank said.
CBA was the first Australian customer to deploy the new technology and has obviously developed a taste for it, since it's gone back for seconds.
The machine will enable the Commonwealth Bank to provide database as a service across the business — setting out a development, test and production environment resource running applications that require Oracle 11gR2 database services such as online transaction processing or business intelligence.
The first application using the database-as-a-service capability will go into production soon, the bank said. Capacity and updating Oracle database clusters to 11gR2 could see further purchases, according to CBA.
Oracle's Exadata V2 Database Machine is a joint project with Sun; the storage solution utilises Oracle's software and Sun's memory hardware to process and store data for a range of applications, including enterprise data storage.