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Oracle enters BI with Exalytics appliance

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Oracle enters BI with Exalytics appliance

Oracle is moving into in-memory analytics, taking on EMC, IBM and SAP with its own appliance that integrates hardware and software to process data and give answers to enterprises.

The Exalytics appliance, revealed by Oracle chief Larry Ellison on Sunday, is designed to run business intelligence analytics at high speeds via a terabyte of DRAM for in-memory computing.

"[Exalytics is] hardware and software engineered together to deliver data analysis at the speed of thought," Ellison said in a keynote speech at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. "Everything runs faster if you keep it in DRAM, if you keep it in main memory."

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