The HP Oracle Exadata Storage Server is a storage product highly optimized for use with the Oracle database. Exadata delivers outstanding I/O and SQL processing performance for data warehousing applications by leveraging a massively parallel architecture to enable a dynamic storage grid for Oracle Database 11g deployments. Exadata is a combination of software and hardware used to store and access the Oracle database. It provides database aware storage services, such as the ability to offload database processing from the database server to storage, and provides this while being transparent to SQL processing and your database applications. Exadata storage delivers dramatic performance improvements, with unlimited I/O scalability, is simple to use and manage, and delivers mission-critical availability and reliability to your enterprise.
Exadata delivers extreme I/O and SQL processing performance for the Oracle Database by leveraging a massively parallel architecture to enable a shared storage grid for Oracle Database 11g deployments.
Exadata is a joint offering from Oracle and Hewlett Packard (HP). HP is providing the hardware technology used in the Exadata Storage Server. Oracle is providing the software to impart database intelligence to the storage, and tightly integrate Exadata storage with the Oracle database, and all its features. HP brings the worldwide presence and high volume leadership in x86 servers, and the world-class support organization that makes this partnership so powerful. The Oracle and HP partnership makes possible the delivery of the Exadata Storage Server and the revolutionary capabilities it provides.