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New: Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 Starter Rack Helps Jumpstart Big Data Initiatives

To help organizations jumpstart big data initiatives while still ensuring cost-effective scalability, Oracle has introduced Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 Starter Rack and Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 In-Rack Expansion.

"These new options for deploying Oracle Big Data Appliance are ideal for the many enterprises that are just beginning to implement Hadoop and need a solution that enables them to start small and scale as their requirements grow," says Tim Stevens, vice president of business and corporate development at Cloudera.

Oracle also announced availability of Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 (full-rack configuration) through Oracle Infrastructure as a Service, enabling organizations to obtain a big data solution for a monthly fee—without upfront capital expenditures.

Built to Scale
Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 Starter Rack contains six of Oracle’s Sun servers, plus a full-size rack with redundant InfiniBand switches and power distribution units. This, together with the new Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 In-Rack Expansion, enables customers to quickly expand to 12 nodes and then to a full 18 nodes.

By integrating Hadoop into existing enterprises, Oracle also provides powerful SQL access to Hadoop Distributed File System data. As a result, organizations can leverage their existing Oracle SQL skillsets and tools to seamlessly query and analyze data stored in Hadoop.

Both new systems also come with the complete software stack for Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2, including

  • Oracle Linux
  • Oracle’s HotSpot
  • Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop
  • Cloudera Manager
  • Oracle NoSQL Database

“With these new additions to the Oracle Big Data Appliance product family, Oracle is meeting the needs of a larger number of customers and expanding our offering to handle everything from the first proof of concept to a large-scale enterprise deployment,” said Çetin Özbütün, Oracle vice president of data warehousing and big data technologies.

Find out more about Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 Starter Rack.

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