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Oracle and HP Unveil Reference Configurations to Streamline Data Warehouse Design and Deployment


Helping Companies Get the Right Configuration and the Right Business Results Right from the Start

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. 24-JUL-2006 Oracle and HP (NYSE: HPQ) (Nasdaq: HPQ) today announced that they have developed reference configurations that can accelerate implementation by IT departments of Oracle(r) Database 10g-based data warehouses on HP servers and storage.

Reference configurations help customers get the database, server, and storage mix they need, right out of the gates. These configurations have a sliding scale to optimize data warehouse solutions for either raw performance or price performance. This approach can help cut weeks out of the buying cycle for even greater ease of doing business with HP and Oracle, and speed time to implementation.

To avoid typical bottlenecks, each configuration defines a matched set of servers and storage that balances I/O throughput seamlessly across all components to yield consistently high performance for complex queries running against large data warehouses. Customers can make quick and accurate infrastructure decisions with guidance on the right combination of HP Integrity and ProLiant servers and HP StorageWorks disk arrays. From a single HP ProLiant server to scale-out server clusters running Linux and scale-up HP Integrity Superdome servers running HP-UX11i, the configurations cover data warehouses ranging in size from 250GB to 10TB.

“We’ve worked closely to ensure that joint customers can benefit from the high performance, reliability and scalability of Oracle Database 10g on a choice of proven HP server and storage configurations,” said Willie Hardie, vice president of Database Product Marketing, Oracle. “Together, we’ve established multiple TPC-H world record benchmarks, proving time and again the performance and value of an Oracle and HP data warehousing solution. We’re offering customers a choice of reference configurations to meet their immediate requirements and a roadmap that enables their Oracle and HP solution to grow with them.”

“The HP and Oracle joint reference configurations are well engineered, tested, and true to real world business intelligence scenarios,” said Chris Buss, senior director of Business Intelligence, Business Critical Servers, HP. “We are confident that this intelligent approach translates into cost and time savings for customers deploying decision support systems on HP and Oracle.”

For more information about the HP and Oracle BI Reference Configuration program, customers can go to: .

About Oracle Database 10g
The only database designed for grid computing, Oracle Database 10g delivers superior performance, scalability, availability, security and ease of management on a low-cost grid of industry standard storage and servers. Oracle Database 10g is designed to be effectively deployed on everything from small blade servers to the biggest SMP servers and clusters of all sizes. It features automated management capabilities for easy, cost-effective operation. Oracle Database 10g’s unique ability to manage data from traditional business information to XML documents and spatial/location information makes it the ideal choice to power online transaction processing, decision support and content management applications.

About HP
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2006, HP revenue totaled $88.9 billion. More information about HP is available at

About Oracle
Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world’s largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at

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