Oracle and HP unveil new streamlined server and storage configurations


Oracle and HP unveil new streamlined server and storage configurations

Oracle and HP have developed reference configurations in order to accelerate implementation by IT departments of Oracle Database 10g-based data warehouses on HP servers and storage.

The reference configurations are designed to help customers get the database, server and storage mix they need, right out of the gates. These configurations have a sliding scale to optimise data warehouse systems for either raw performance or price performance. The companies say that this approach can help cut weeks out of the buying cycle for even greater ease of doing business with HP and Oracle, and speed time to implementation.

To avoid typical bottlenecks, each configuration defines a matched set of servers and storage that balances I/O throughput seamlessly across all components to yield consistently high performance for complex queries running against large data warehouses.

Customers can make quick and accurate infrastructure decisions with guidance on the right combination of servers and disk arrays. From a single server to scale-out server clusters running Linux and scale-up Superdome servers running HP, the configurations cover data warehouses ranging in size from 250Gbytes to 10Tbytes.

“We’ve worked closely to ensure that joint customers can benefit from the high performance, reliability and scalability of Oracle Database 10g on a choice of proven HP server and storage configurations,” says Willie Hardie, vice-president of database product marketing, Oracle.

“We’re offering customers a choice of reference configurations to meet their immediate requirements and a roadmap that enables their Oracle and HP solution to grow with them.”

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