A few days ago Larry Ellison has unvailed Oracle Exadata Storage, a family of software and hardware products including a hardware product which has been designed specially for large Data Warehouses in cooperation with HP, HP Oracle Database Machine.
The Database Machine runs Oracle Database 11g and Real Application Clusters, Oracle Enterprise Linux, and includes all the required Infiniband infrastructure and related hardware.
This is the first hardware product ever Oracle marketed under its own name.
It integrates Oracle Database Software with highly suffisticated hardware using Linux and ASM to build a very fast database maschine.
You can find more detailed information on Kevin Closson’s blog where he maintains an FAQ page.
Kevin is Performance Architect in Oracle’s Systems Technology Group which is a part of Server Technologies.
A few impressions from OOW by Tim Hall can be found on his blog.