SGI Unveils Oracle Solution

As enterprise struggle with data growth and complexity, SGI unveils new data warehouse solution for Oracle users

June 10, 2008

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Todays enterprises face a constellation of challenges brought by soaring data volumes, increasingly complex analyses, multiple workflows, and ever larger populations of users. Those trends are bearing down on the data warehouses that organizations rely on to turn raw data into actionable insights.

Now, a new SGI® solution optimized for Oracle® data warehouses addresses the needs of this emerging class of enterprise customer. Built specifically for Complex Decision Support environments, the new data warehouse solution was launched today by SGI (NASDAQ: SGIC).

The new SGI® Adaptive Data Warehouse solution uses SGI technology first developed to deliver the performance, scalability and reliability needed for such data-intensive fields as battlefield intelligence, energy exploration, and weather modeling and forecasting.

With its ability to support bandwidth intensive applications, that same architecture shortens time to insight and boosts productivity for any customer analyzing data to solve highly complex, large-scale problems. Increasingly, those customers include online merchants who handle high-volume transactions, organizations running sophisticated pattern recognition software to catch identity thieves, and manufacturers whose complex decision support needs range from sales analysis to supply chain management.

The solution, launched as part of the Oracle Optimized Warehouse Initiative, combines industry-leading Oracle Database software with SGI® Altix® servers and SGI® InfiniteStorage systems in a platform that scales to meet the needs of customers whose requirements extend beyond the capabilities of traditional enterprise computers.Capable of supporting data warehouses ranging from 4 Terabytes (TB) to more than 300TB, the SGI Adaptive Data Warehouse Solution allows organizations to conduct highly complex, ad-hoc queries up to five times faster[i] than competing platforms. By achieving insights sooner, enterprises can more readily adapt to changing business conditions and the demands of advanced business intelligence (BI) applications.

Furthermore, the SGI solution allows Oracle data warehouse customers to scale their I/O bandwidth without having to add unnecessary components. By leveraging the SGI Altix server architecture’s unique ability to independently scale I/O, CPUs and memory, customers can create a data warehouse that expands efficiently and economically as their requirements demand.

“Data volumes are exploding, workloads are increasingly varied and user communities are multiplying – and all of these trends are putting unprecedented pressure on data warehouses,” said Jean S. Bozman, research vice president, Enterprise Servers, IDC. “As data warehouses grow, and as more types of enterprise users need the data stored within them to make business-critical decisions, these large databases must cost-effectively scale to meet emerging needs. SGI has seen this mix of IT requirements evolving over time, spending decades developing systems that are optimized for large-scale decision support environments. SGI’s Adaptive Data Warehouse Solution draws on that history in a way that speaks to the needs of enterprises maintaining complex, data-intensive Oracle warehouses, while giving them the headroom to scale up as their needs change.”


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