Big databases need big storage.
To that end, Oracle this week announced the Exadata Storage Expansion Rack which has the potential to deliver as much as 10 Petabytes of compressed storage for the Exadata Database machine for clustered deployments.
Exadata is Oracle’s all-in-one database box that includes compute, networking and storage capacity. The Storage Expansion Rack provides additional storage to Exadata via redundant 40Gb/sec Infiniband connectivity
Tim Shetler, VP of Exadata product management at Oracle told InternetNews.com that the storage on an in-service Exadata machine is being used for current transactional data or the latest load from a data warehouse.
“Over time that data becomes less hot or current but you might still have a reason to keep that data around,” Shetler said. “You could put this off to tape but that would be an additional step.”