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Oracle Exalogic, Linux Changes

As expected, Larry Ellison announced Oracle’s new Middleware appliance at OpenWorld yesterday – Oracle Exalogic features 30 servers, Infinibad, Flash storage. More about the announcement in eWeeks’s Oracle’s Ellison Introduces Exalogic: New Cloud-in-a-Box System. Supposedly there’s also an OLTP appliance announcement due today – could be Exadata v3 that everybody’s been talking about?

On a side note, Oracle also announced that it’s breaking compatibility with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and that in fact it’s been testing its own application on its Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux instead of Oracle Enterprise Linux. More analysis available at the 451 Group’s blog.