In my life I have learned there are always two sides to every story. Why am I not surprised that vendors like www.netezza.com have a very different opinion of the new Oracle Database Machine Exadata. On September 29, 2008 Internetnews published such an article in their web site.I miss the days of computerworld, when they were a paid publication and would take everyone on.
Oracle's Rivals Dismiss Hardware Foray
Where the beef? is the operative phrase
By Richard Adhikar
Oracle's competition is rejoicing over the company's announcement of the HP Oracle Database Machine, unveiled with much fanfare at Oracle OpenWorld 2008 in San Francisco earlier this week.
In announcing the product, Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) CEO LarryEllison told a packed hall that the rapid proliferation of data hasforced his company to go beyond software for a way to move data offdisks into the database server fast enough to cope.
He positioned it against offerings from Netezza(NYSE: NZ), which he said uses B-Tree, "which is old, I learned when Iwas in college," and from Teradata (NYSE: TDC). Both Netezza andTeradata, however, contend their products are superior to the HP (NYSE:HPQ) Oracle Database Machine.
"Our largest machine has 860 processors, so when we talk aboutmassively parallel, it's considerably more massive than Oracle's," TimYoung, vice president of marketing at Netezza, told InternetNews.com. Netezza offers an applianceconsisting of an SQL database stored on the disk rather than on theserver, and up to 860 snippet processing units, each consisting of afield programmable gate array (FPGA) and an IBM (NYSE: IBM) PowerPCchip running Linux.
"Whilst Larry says nasty things about us, the level of interest inNetezza since his keynote has skyrocketed," Young added. "On Wednesdaymorning most people on the planet had never heard of Netezza and onThursday morning thousands of people had heard of us."
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