Oracle Big Data Appliance can now be purchased for $500,000

Oracle’s Big Data Appliance we had commented on previously is now available for purchase for USD $500,000.  It runs Cloudera‘s distribution of Hadoop.

According to ZDNet, the appliance will run $450,000 with 12 percent hardware and software maintenance, which works out to be $54,000.


ZDNet list the specs as follows:


The big data appliance will be a full rack of 18 Oracle Sun servers with the following specs:

  • 864 GB main memory;
  • 216 CPU cores;
  • 648 TB of raw disk storage;
  • 40 Gb/s InfiniBand connectivity between nodes and engineered systems;
  • 10 Gb/s Ethernet connectivity.


While the appliance is being positioned as a high-end solution, “equivalent to roughly 100 commodity boxes”, iTrend is still willing to provide a computing solution (e.g. using Dell hardware) that will match or outperform this appliance on real-world big-data processing tasks – for less.  iTrend’s own specialized appliance will be unveiled in Q2.  Contact sales if you are interested.

by Michael Alatortsev

Technologist, parallel entrepreneur. Interests: travel, photography, big data, analytics, predictive modeling.

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