RE: Oracle Exadata Machine

From: Michael McMullen <>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 13:03:58 -0400
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There's no way it's a reconfiguration. The db side may be oracle but it's built new from the ground up. Too bad Kevin Closson doesn't hang around on this list anymore but his blog has all the info.

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From: [] On Behalf Of Keith Moore
Sent: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 11:39 AM
Subject: Re: Oracle Exadata Machine

We briefly looked at Netezza awhile back. The price is in the $1 million range. I think it would have been a good fit but for whatever reason we could
not get permission to do a trial.

For what it's worth, I think Neteeza has a better architecture for maximum raw
performance for data warehouse queries. The customized hardware is built for that while Oracle's architecture is mostly a reconfiguration of existing Oracle features such as RAC along with new hardware.

On the other hand, Netezza doesn't have the Oracle standard features such as PL/SQL, some of the indexing capabilities, etc.

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