Just got to San Francisco earlier today. Had a chance to go to Moscone North and saw a big sign for “Exalytics,” something we previewed here on Friday. Now I have a few more details in anticipation of Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s keynote address later today.
From the looks of the picture outside the hall where the keynote will be, Exalytics is not a full-rack machine. It looks like it’s a quarter-rack maximum, but actually more like about 5U high. Maybe there will be options for other heights as well. Not sure. The details were sparse but the picture said it is meant to run Hadoop and Oracle’s yet-to-be-announced NoSQL database, and be integrated with Exadata, the company’s database appliance.
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Update: Looks like there are two separate things here. One is Exalytics, meant to run Hadoop and Oracle NoSQL. That looks like a 4U appliance. There appears to be another, second machine meant for big data which is a full-rack appliance.