Oracle Announces Cloudera Based Big Data Appliance

Posted on Jan 11 2012 - 7:50pm by Editorial Staff

Oracle with Cloudera, an Apache Hadoop-based enterprise software and service, announced on January 10 the availability of Oracle’s Big Data Appliance to help customers deriving maximum business value from BigData. According to Ozbutun, Vice President, Data Warehousing Technologies, Oracle, the BigData Appliance is designed to provision a highly scalable and available system for managing and analyzing bulk data amount in Hadoop and using R (the open-source programming language) on raw data sources

Oracle BigData Appliance is actually an engineered system of both hardware and software that incorporates Cloudera’s Distribution. Running on Oracle Linux, the system also features Oracle NoSQL Database. Together will all, it will delivers everything that customers require to acquire, organize and to analyze BigData within the context of all their enterprise data.

On the hardware side, the BigData Appliance comes in a full-rack configuration of 18 Oracle Sun servers with a total of 864GB main memory; 216 CPU cores; 648TB of raw disk storage; 40G bps InfiniBand connectivity between nodes and other Oracle engineered systems; and 10G bps Ethernet data center connectivity. This new engineered system scales by connecting multiple racks together via an InfiniBand network enabling it to acquire, organize and analyze extreme data volumes.

Oracle BigData Appliance is architect in such a way to help customers by rapidly provisioning a highly-available and scalable system for managing massive amount of data. BigData Connectors software is available for use with both Oracle BigData Appliance and other Apache Hadoop-based systems.

Knowledgebase: Defining the BigData

Big data typically refers to the following types of data:

• Traditional enterprise data – includes customer information from CRM systems, transactional ERP data, web store transactions, and general ledger data.

• Machine-generated /sensor data – includes Call Detail Records (“CDR”), weblogs, smart meters, manufacturing sensors, equipment logs (often referred to as digital exhaust), and trading systems data.

• Social data – includes customer feedback streams, micro-blogging sites like Twitter, social media platforms like Facebook

Importance of BigData:

When big data is distilled and analyzed in combination with traditional enterprise data, enterprises can develop a more thorough and insightful  understanding of their business, which can lead to enhanced productivity, a stronger competitive position and greater  innovation – all of which can have a significant impact on the bottom line.

About Oracle Corporation:

Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation, founded in 1977, that specializes in developing and marketing hardware systems and enterprise software products – particularly database management systems. Headquartered in 500 Oracle Parkway, Redwood Shores, Redwood City, California, United States

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