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Exadata Database Machines Key To Oracle Expansion

Oracle Corp. is banking on its Exadata Database Machines as the company is looking to triple its sales in the current fiscal year.

According to tech website PC World (opens in new tab), the Redwood Shores, California-based technology powerehouse has aimed to install 3,000 Exadata database machines in the current financial year.

Currently, Oracle Corp. has 1,000 Exadata database machines running across the world as the company wants to triple the number within one year; Exadata DB Machines are actually a solution consisting of database servers, storage servers and Infiniband switches, wrapped in Oracle's own software layers.

"We were running into your typical challenges where consumers were becoming impatient with the technology we were providing. Every one of our customer-facing analytical products now sits on Exadata." stated vice president of global application development and support at Oracle, Kelly Garcia.

Experts believe that Exadata is the future of Oracle, as a single hardware ecosystem offers solutions for database management, storage along with networking for data crunching and mission-critical tasks.

The developers claim that this hardware can compress the total data stored in a data centre by 10 times along with dramatically cutting the electricity consumption and space occupied by data centres.

The company is working towards increasing its adoption across financial centres worldwide such as banks, and other financial services and insurance services providers.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.