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Oracle Exalogic/Exadata Raise Questions About Vendor Lock-In

At its Oracle Open World convention, which ended Thursday in San Francisco, the IT giant promoted its Exalogic Elastic Cloud machine for establishing private clouds, dubbed a "cloud in a box," and its Oracle Exadata Database Machine, version X2-8, for data warehousing as the next big things in enterprise computing. While Oracle touts the simplicity and reliability of an integrated system, some analysts warn about the dangers of having to buy so much technology from just one company.

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