Oracle Big Data Appliance is an engineered system of hardware and software that incorporates Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop with Cloudera Manager, plus an open source distribution of R. Running on Oracle Linux, the system also features Oracle NoSQL Database Community Edition and Oracle HotSpot Java Virtual Machine.
Oracle has also made available Oracle Big Data Connectors, a software product that helps customers easily integrate data stored in Hadoop and Oracle NoSQL Database with Oracle Database 11g.
Together with Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Oracle Big Data Appliance with the Oracle Big Data Connectors software delivers everything customers require to acquire, organize and to analyze Big Data within the context of all their enterprise data.
Designed to simplify implementation and management of Big Data projects, Oracle Big Data Appliance comes in a full rack configuration of 18 Oracle Sun servers with a total of:
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 Big Data Appliance features Cloudera's Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH), the most comprehensive, tested, stable and widely deployed distribution of Hadoop in commercial and non-commercial environments.
Also included is Cloudera Manager, the industrys first end-to-end management application for Apache Hadoop.
Previously released, Oracle NoSQL Database is a distributed key-value database designed to manage massive amounts of data. It scales horizontally to hundreds of nodes with high availability. It delivers predictable levels of throughput and latency, while requiring minimal administration. Oracle Big Data Appliance can run both Oracle NoSQL Database Community and Enterprise Editions.
Oracle Big Data Appliance is architected to help customers:
Oracle Big Data Connectors software is available for use with both Oracle Big Data Appliance and other Apache Hadoop-based systems. The bundle includes:
Oracle Big Data Connectors and Oracle NoSQL Database are available as standalone software products independent of Oracle Big Data Appliance.
"Oracle Big Data Appliance, in conjunction with Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalytics and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, offers the broadest, most integrated product portfolio to help customers acquire and organize diverse data types, and then analyze them alongside existing enterprise data to discover new insights and make the most informed decisions", stated Cetin Ozbutun, vice president, Data Warehousing Technologies, Oracle.