RE: Oracle Exadata Machine

From: Goulet, Richard <>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 11:44:43 -0400
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    That is a good question and I regret that I don't have an exact apples to apples answer. The HP DL-380 is a darn good Intel powered pizza box, I've used a pile of them over the years and their in the $5-7K range for the hardware alone. What the HP disk array/SAN costs I've no idea. The data warehouse we're looking to build uses an HP-UX machine (sorry I don't know the model number, that's the Unix group's job) and EMC SAN (already in place) but comes in at around $20K. Would be interesting to get an Exadata machine to play with once ours is built. Load it with the same data & run the same queries against it. Results would be real apples to apples.  

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA
PAREXEL International  

From: Taylor, Chris David [] Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 10:01 AM
To:; Goulet, Richard Cc:
Subject: RE: Oracle Exadata Machine

What are similar costs of a full rack of similar (non-Oracle) equipment for comparison?      

Chris Taylor
Sr. Oracle DBA
Ingram Barge Company
Nashville, TN 37205
Office: 615-517-3355
Cell: 615-354-4799

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[] On Behalf Of LS Cheng Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 8:52 AM
Subject: Re: Oracle Exadata Machine

I think it's 600000 for a full rack and half rack 350000 And plus some software license if you dont already own one.

But then again I think this is what Teradata and Netezza costs (or similar) so I guess it's targeted to very high profile customers


On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Goulet, Richard

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A couple of weeks ago I asked the list if anyone was using HP/Oracle's Exadata machine.. The response was thunderous in it's silence and I can now see why;
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