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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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