Oracle Database Appliance: Engineered for Simplicity

Oracle has recently introduced a new Oracle Database Product. After some naming changes, from Comet, to Oracle Unbreakable Database Appliance,we finally landed on Oracle Database Appliance (ODA).

Oracle announced the Oracle Database Appliance, as an engineered system of software, servers, storage and networking that offers high availability for a wide range of custom and packaged OLTP and data warehousing application databases.

The Oracle Database Appliance is Built using the latest release of the world’s #1 database,the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and protects databases from server and storage failures with  Oracle Real Application Clusters and Automatic Storage Management on a 2-node Sun Fire server cluster running Oracle Linux.

The Oracle Database Appliance is a new way to take advantage of the world’s most popular database—Oracle Database 11g—in a single, easy-to-deploy and manage system. It’s a complete package of software, server, storage, and network that’s engineered for simplicity; saving time and money by simplifying deployment, maintenance, and support of database workloads. All hardware and software components are supported by a single vendor—Oracle—and offer customers unique pay-as-you-grow software licensing to quickly scale from 2 processor cores to 24 processor cores without incurring the costs and downtime
usually associated with hardware upgrades. It is:

  • Simple—Complete plug-and-go hardware and software. Ease-of-Use: Up and Running in Hours
  • Reliable—Advanced management features and single-vendor support. Triple-Mirrored for 100 Percent Reliability.
  • Affordable—Pay-as-you-grow platform, from from 2 to 24 processor cores. Align what you spend for software with your business growth

The Oracle Database Appliance is a 4U rack-mountable system pre-installed with Oracle Linux and Oracle Appliance manager software. Redundancy is built into all components and the Oracle appliance manager software reduces the risk and complexity of deploying highly available databases. It’s perfect for consolidating OLTP and data warehousing databases up to 4 terabytes in size, making it ideal for midsize companies or departmental systems.

Oracle Database Appliance is mainly targeted at midsize business, but tt’s more than a solid offering for the SMB space; it’s potentially a game-changer as data and security needs race to keep up with the oncoming generations of technology.”

I was not able to join Oracle President Mark Hurd’s webcast where he announced this new Oracle product but we can always catchup by viewing the recorded webcast HERE

Please find below a collection of useful links regarding the Oracle Database Appliance.

  • First stop :
  • Partners Going forward (need OPN login) :
  • Going deeper :

Some additional  Great tools to demonstrate and showcase the ODA appliance are provided bellow:

What do you think of Oracle Database Appliance?