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Oracle's Big Data Powered by Cloudera's Hadoop

Jan 11, 2012, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"As to why Oracle chose Cloudera, Ozbutun said, "Leaders like to work with leaders and Cloudera is a leader in Hadoop."

The Oracle Big Data machine is a bit different than a typical Cloudera Hadoop deployment. Cloudera is a software-based distribution of Hadoop that can be deployed on hardware while the Big Data machine is what Oracle refers to as an engineered system. The Big Data Appliance can have as much as 864 GB of RAM on top of 216 CPU cores and 648 TB of storage. The system uses high-speed 40 Gb/s InfiniBand to connect the nodes inside the system, and it all runs on top of Oracle Linux.

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