Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is continuing its move toward engineered systems that integrate hardware and software with a new Oracle Database appliance.
The Oracle Database appliance is a “little brother” to Oracle’s Exadata database box. The new appliance is a clustered two server system that includes up to 24 Intel processor cores and can have as much as 12 TB of shared storage with Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.
The system runs Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) on top of an Oracle Linux operating system base.
“We’re excited about the strategy of engineered systems,” Oracle President Mark Hurd said. “Think of this as the beginning of that for us in this target market. You’ll see more innovation from us driving on performance, availability and serviceability.”