Oracle Takes Aim at Sun Competitors

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Dubbed the Exadata Database Machine Version 2, the new server package is a Sun server-and-storage combination loaded with lots of flash memory to run Oracle 11g Release 2 -- the first flash-enabled database, according to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

Oracle and its soon-to-be-acquired partner, Sun Microsystems, made their first joint product announcement since the April 20 merger announcement on Sept. 15 when they unveiled a souped-up, NAND flash-based database server designed for both enterprise-level data warehousing and extreme-performance online transaction processing.

As the trend has been playing out for the last two years, it's all about solid-state data center hardware moving to the fore.

Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison and Sun Executive Vice President John Fowler spoke for their companies in the press/analyst briefing, which was produced as a Webcast.

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