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.

Keith

> 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;
> http://www.oracle.com/corporate/pricing/exadata-pricelist.pdf.  Can you
> say OUCH??
>
> Dick Goulet
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