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.