Oracle unveils two new Database Appliances

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Oracle announced two new models of its Oracle Database Appliance (ODA).

With this, the company said small and mid-sized businesses will have access to Oracle’s Engineered Systems for the first time.

As organizations seek opportunities to transition to the cloud, Oracle’s new database appliances provide a bridge between on-premise systems and the cloud, the company said.

“Bringing in Oracle Database Appliances definitely reduced the complexity of our environment and allowed us to support our 25X data growth over the past few years,” said Jacqueline Hufford-Jenson, Senior Manager, Database Administration, LifeLock, a fast-growing, mid-market company.

“Today, using the Oracle Database Appliance straight out of the box, we get significantly reduced latency, which has played a role in helping us grow as a company.”

The Oracle Database Appliance has a starting price of $18,000 for new, entry-level database appliance for single or small database instances.

“Since Oracle owns the entire stack, its systems are fully hardware-software integrated, pre-tested, and optimized from silicon to applications,” said Peter Rutten, Analyst, IDC Computing Platforms Group.