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Oracle announces availability of Oracle Big Data Appliance
Posted on 11-Jan-2012 08:10. | Tags Filed under: News.

Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle Big Data Appliance to help customers derive maximum business value from Big Data.

Oracle Big Data Appliance is an engineered system of hardware and software that incorporates Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop with Cloudera Manager, plus an open source distribution of R.

Running on Oracle Linux, the system also features Oracle NoSQL Database Community Edition and Oracle HotSpot Java Virtual Machine.

Oracle today also announced the availability of Oracle Big Data Connectors, a software product that helps customers easily integrate data stored in Hadoop and Oracle NoSQL Database with Oracle Database 11g.

Together with Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle Big Data Appliance with the Oracle Big Data Connectors software delivers everything customers require to acquire, organize and to analyze Big Data within the context of all their enterprise data.

Designed to simplify implementation and management of Big Data projects, Oracle Big Data Appliance comes in a full rack configuration of 18 Oracle Sun servers with a total of 864 GB main memory, 216 CPU cores and 648 TB of raw disk storage.

This new engineered system scales by connecting multiple racks together via an InfiniBand network enabling it to acquire, organize and analyze extreme data volumes. The system supports 40 Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity between nodes and 10 Gb/s Ethernet data center connectivity.

Oracle Big Data Appliance features Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments. Also included is Cloudera Manager, an end-to-end management application for Apache Hadoop.

Previously released, Oracle NoSQL Database is a distributed key-value database designed to manage massive amounts of data. It scales horizontally to hundreds of nodes with high availability. It delivers predictable levels of throughput and latency, while requiring minimal administration. Oracle Big Data Appliance can run both Oracle NoSQL Database Community and Enterprise Editions.

Oracle Big Data Appliance is architected to help customers rapidly provision a highly-available and scalable system for managing massive amounts of data and deliver a high performance platform for organizing, processing and analyzing Big Data in Hadoop and using R on raw data sources.

Oracle Big Data Connectors software is available for use with both Oracle Big Data Appliance and other Apache Hadoop-based systems. The bundle includes Oracle Loader for Hadoop which uses MapReduce processing to load data efficiently into Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Data Integrator Application Adapter for Hadoop which enables Oracle Data Integrator to generate Hadoop MapReduce programs through an easy-to-use graphical interface, Oracle Connector R which gives R users native, high performance access to Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) and MapReduce programming framework, and Oracle Direct Connector for Hadoop Distributed File System (ODCH), which enables the Oracle Database SQL engine to access data seamlessly from the Hadoop Distributed File System.

Oracle Big Data Connectors and Oracle NoSQL Database are available as standalone software products independent of Oracle Big Data Appliance.

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