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December 17, 2012

Oracle releases Big Data Appliance X3-2, Big Data Connectors

The new releases are designed to provide enhanced processing power, memory capacity, enhanced integration and management capabilities

By CBR Staff Writer

Oracle has released its Big Data Appliance and Big Data Connectors that aim to enable organisations to capitalise on the opportunity of big data to help transform their businesses.

The Big Data Appliance X3-2, an engineered system of hardware and software, has been upgraded to include Intel’s new processors and Cloudera’s Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH) and Cloudera Manager, as well as the new Oracle Enterprise Manager plug-in for the Big Data Appliance.

It features the 8-core Intel Xeon E5-2600 series of processors.

Oracle Big Data Connectors will now enable improved SQL access to Hadoop from Oracle Database and to enable more transparent access to Hadoop from R, the company said.

The Big Data Appliance with Oracle Big Data Connectors is used in conjunction with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalytics to provide a set of engineered systems to acquire, organise and analyse big data.

Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 hardware offers 33% more processing power with 288 CPU cores, 33% more memory per node with 1.1 TB of main memory, and up to a 30% reduction in power and cooling.

The appliance further simplifies implementation and management of big data by integrating all the hardware and software required to acquire, organise and analyse big data, Oracle claimed.

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Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 includes Oracle Enterprise Manager plug-in for Big Data Appliance that complements Cloudera Manager to enable users to manage a Hadoop cluster, updated distributions of Oracle Linux and Oracle Java Development Kit and an updated distribution of open source R, optimised to work with high performance multi-threaded math libraries.

Oracle Big Data Connectors is a suite of software built by Oracle to integrate Apache Hadoop with Oracle Database, Oracle Data Integrator, and Oracle R Distribution.

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