Oracle Announces Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 and Enhanced Oracle Big Data Connectors

Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:00am EST

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  REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Dec 17 (Marketwire) -- 

    News Facts

--  Empowering organizations to capitalize on the opportunity of big data
    to help transform their businesses, Oracle today announced new
    releases of Oracle Big Data Appliance and Oracle Big Data Connectors.
--  Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 is a cost-effective, engineered system
    of hardware and software that has been upgraded to include Intel's new
    processors and the latest release of Cloudera's Distribution including
    Apache Hadoop (CDH) and Cloudera Manager, as well as the new Oracle
    Enterprise Manager plug-in for Big Data Appliance.
--  Oracle Big Data Connectors have been enhanced to enable greater SQL
    access to Hadoop from Oracle Database and to enable more transparent
    access to Hadoop from R.
--  When used in conjunction with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and
    Oracle Exalytics, Oracle Big Data Appliance with Oracle Big Data
    Connectors provides a full set of engineered systems to acquire,
    organize, and analyze big data. The latest releases provide more
    processing power, memory capacity, enhanced integration and management
--  Recently, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Funded Frederick
    National Library won the 2012 Government Big Data Solution Award for
    its work using the Oracle Big Data Appliance with the Cloudera
    Distribution of Apache Hadoop (CDH) to build an infrastructure capable
    of cross-referencing the relationships between 17,000 genes and five
    major cancer subtypes across 20 million biomedical publication


Engineered System Simplifies Big Data for the Enterprise

--  Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 hardware features the latest 8-core
    Intel(R) Xeon E5-2600 series of processors, and compared with
    previous generation, the 18 compute and storage servers with 648 TB
    raw storage now offer:
    --  33 percent more processing power with 288 CPU cores;
    --  33 percent more memory per node with 1.1 TB of main memory;
    --  and up to a 30 percent reduction in power and cooling
--  Oracle Big Data Appliance X3-2 further simplifies implementation and
    management of big data by integrating all the hardware and software
    required to acquire, organize and analyze big data. It includes:
    --  Support for CDH4.1 including software upgrades developed
        collaboratively with Cloudera to simplify NameNode High
        Availability in Hadoop, eliminating the single point of failure in
        a Hadoop cluster;
    --  Oracle NoSQL Database Community Edition 2.0, the latest version
        that brings better Hadoop integration, elastic scaling and new
        APIs, including JSON and C support;
    --  The Oracle Enterprise Manager plug-in for Big Data Appliance that
        complements Cloudera Manager to enable users to more easily manage
        a Hadoop cluster;
    --  Updated distributions of Oracle Linux and Oracle Java Development
    --  An updated distribution of open source R, optimized to work with
        high performance multi-threaded math libraries


Connectors Integrate Hadoop with Oracle Big Data Ecosystem

--  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.
--  Enhancements to Oracle Big Data Connectors extend these data
    integration capabilities. With updates to every connector, this
    release includes:
    --  Oracle SQL Connector for Hadoop Distributed File System, for high
        performance SQL queries on Hadoop data from Oracle Database,
        enhanced with increased automation and querying of Hive tables and
        now supported within the Oracle Data Integrator Application
        Adapter for Hadoop;
    --  Transparent access to the Hive Query language from R and
        introduction of new analytic techniques executing natively in
        Hadoop, enabling R developers to be more productive by increasing
        access to Hadoop in the R environment.


Supporting Quotes

--  "An influx of raw datasets are flooding every enterprise. However,
    before businesses can take advantage of the potential opportunity,
    they face a significant challenge in organizing these diverse data
    sources," said Cetin Ozbutun, vice president, Data Warehousing and Big
    Data Technologies, Oracle. "The latest updates further improve the
    abilities of our customers to optimize big data workloads and
    integrate them with their data warehouses to easily analyze all data
    throughout the enterprise."
--  "Organizations are increasingly looking for mature, reliable
    enterprise-ready tools to support their big data initiatives," said
    Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera. "Optimized for Hadoop, Oracle Big Data
    Appliance with Cloudera delivers an easy-to-manage Hadoop platform,
    designed to meet the Big Data needs of today's enterprise."


Supporting Resources

--  Oracle and Big Data
--  Oracle Big Data Appliance
--  Oracle Big Data Connectors
--  Oracle Advanced Analytics
--  About Oracle NoSQL Database
--  Oracle Big Data YouTube Series (Episodes 1 - 5)
--  2012 Government Big Data Solutions Award
--  Connect with Oracle Database via Blog, Facebook and Twitter


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