Oracle Reveals New Products Aimed at Big Data Management

Oracle has revealed new products aimed at big data management and in-memory business intelligences.

During his keynote at the OpenWorld Oracle conference in San Francisco, Oracle CEO Larry Elison unveiled the Oracle Exalytics Business Intelligence Machine, which mixes hardware with software to help organisations with business analytics.

The in-memory processing technology will help Oracle take on SAP, EMC and IBM for fast data analytics offerings targeted at enterprises.

The product is capable of analysing data and delivering it to the end user at lightning fast speeds as the analysis takes place on the DRAM instead of local storage.

“[Exalytics is] hardware and software engineered together to deliver data analysis at the speed of though,” Elison said during the keynote.

“Everything runs faster if you keep it in DRAM, if you keep it in main memory,” he added. Elison said that the offering will be powered by four 10-core Intel Xeon E7 processors which come with support for 40GB InfiBand for connectivity.

Interestingly, the 1TB of DRAM can expand up 5TB and 10TB after compression. The Exalytics Business Intelligence Machine will be running Oracle’sTimes Ten and Essbase database software.