Hewlett-Packard Co and Oracle Corp have put their heads together to develop a reference configuration that promises to speed up data warehousing implementations and make it easier for customers to do business with them.
The configuration represents an optimal technical blueprint design for building enterprise data warehouses on top of Oracle’s 10g database and HP’s ProLiant servers and StorageWorks disk arrays.
The key aim, according to Chris Buss, senior director of business intelligence, business critical servers at HP, is to help companies nail down the right data warehouse configuration based on their business needs from the outset of the technical implementation project.
Reference configurations help customers get the database, server, and storage mix they need, right out of the gates, Buss said.
He said the configurations offer a sliding scale for either raw performance of price-performance optimization, whereby each configuration is matched to a unique combination of HP servers and storage arrays over which processing loads are balanced.
The data warehouse configurations can scale up from 250 gigabytes up to 10 terabytes using Linux-based HP ProLiant clusters and Integrity Superdome servers running HP-UX11i.
Buss said the reference designs can cut weeks out of the buying implementation cycle and also make it easy to do business with Oracle and HP, accelerating time to implementation.