Business analytics at the speed of thought? That’s the pitch that Oracle CEO Larry Ellision made at the Oracle OpenWorld conference with the announcement of the new Exalytics appliance.
Exalytics is an in-memory database appliance that leverages parallelism and DRAM to accelerate business intelligence (BI) queries.
“Everything runs faster if you keep it in DRAM, when you keep it in main memory,” Ellison said. “So we decided to put together a piece of hardware and a piece of software where the database is parallel and in–memory and the machine itself is all fully parallel.”