Oracle is expanding its big data offering with a new set of hardware appliances and software platforms.
The company said that its Big Data Appliance platforms would be expanded to include a special 'starter' model as well as an expansion for rack-mount systems and an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) version of the appliance.
The three systems will be designed to extend the range and enterprise reach of the big data platform. The starter rack will place six Sun servers into a unit, while the expansion unit will allow customers to add an additional six server nodes with capacity for up to 18 nodes in total.
Oracle said that both systems will include the Oracle Big Data Appliance software bundle with Oracle Linux, Java VM, Hadoop and NoSQL Database.
"With these new additions to the Oracle Big Data Appliance product family, Oracle is meeting the needs of a wider number of customers and expanding our offering to handle everything from the first proof of concept to a large scale enterprise deployment," said Oracle vice president of data warehousing and big data technologies Çetin Özbütün.
"We are focused on bringing the power of big data to our existing enterprise customers."
In addition to the new hardware and IaaS options, Oracle is releasing new software platforms designed for big data and other emerging analytics platforms.
The company said that its business analytics update would include a new build of the Business Intelligence Foundation suite as well as a new version of the Oracle Endeca Information Discovery platform.
The company is also looking to retool its information discovery and business analytics to run on the new Exalytics In-Memory Machine, a dedicated system designed specifically for use in business intelligence and analytics operations.
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