Big trends from Oracle OpenWorld 2013: Big data and cloud
CEO Larry Ellison immediately followed his in-memory announcement by launching a new server.
Ellison claimed the M6-32 Big Memory Machine has twice the cores of its predecessor, the M5-32. SPARC M6-32 servers have up to 32 terabytes of memory and up to 384 processor cores. The company claims these servers deliver applications and databases in-memory with exemplary performance. The SuperCluster version of the M6 will provide users with the basic benefits of Exadata software integrated compression as part of an engineered system.
Ellison said it would cost less than a third of rival IBM’s similar offering, while offering twice the memory capacity of IBM’s largest power server.