SGI and Oracle Expand Reach of Oracle(R) Optimized Warehouse Initiative to More Enterprises

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SGI (Nasdaq: SGIC) and Oracle today announced a new Oracle Optimized Warehouse based on SGI(R) servers, supercomputers and storage solutions optimized for the world's most popular database.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — SGI (Nasdaq: SGIC) and Oracle today announced a new Oracle Optimized Warehouse based on SGI(R) servers, supercomputers and storage solutions optimized for the world's most popular database.

SGI and Oracle are broadening the Oracle Optimized Warehouse Initiative by introducing a uniquely scalable Oracle Optimized Warehouse. The new offering falls under the SGI(R) Adaptive Data Warehouse Solutions Program and has been validated to 5 Terabytes (TB). Customers looking for superior system performance, reduced deployment time, and scalable building blocks can take advantage of this new offering to achieve a superior customer experience with their data warehouse.

At Oracle OpenWorld(R) 2008 this week in San Francisco, SGI will demonstrate the new solution in Booth 3418 of the Moscone Center's West Hall.

The new offering consists of a 1.25 TB building block that scales to 5TB and takes advantage of Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL). The pre-configured and pre-built SGI(R) Adaptive Data Warehouse Solution integrates Oracle Database software, SGI(R) Altix(R) servers and SGI(R) Infinite Storage systems. The new SGI solution has been validated and tested to deliver optimal performance, is supported as a single product with a single support contact, and allows organizations to conduct highly complex, ad-hoc queries on massive amounts of data.

The SGI(R) Altix(R) platform allows customers to scale their I/O bandwidth to accommodate the very largest data repositories — without having to add unnecessary components. By leveraging the SGI platform'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. SGI also is the first to introduce supercomputing capabilities to the Oracle Optimized Warehouse Initiative.

"Rapidly mining insights from data warehouses can help companies compete more effectively in a marketplace where even mid-sized companies face global contenders," said Don Whitehead, data warehouse marketing, SGI. "That's why SGI has collaborated with Oracle on an Oracle Optimized Warehouse that offers unique and lasting benefits to organizations struggling to gain the greatest value from data that is growing faster today than ever before. This solution builds on more than 25 years of experience delivering proven, high-performance computing and data management systems. Through the SGI Adaptive Data Warehousing Solution, that experience can now benefit enterprises that rely on Oracle Data Warehouses and advanced BI applications."

Linux Leadership, Leading Scalability

SGI is one of the most prolific contributors to open source Linux(R) — in areas such as scalability, memory usage and I/O — and has aligned with Oracle to incorporate the benefits of Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) in a reliable platform backed by world-class support, including Oracle Unbreakable Linux Support program.

"We welcome SGI to the Oracle Optimized Warehouse initiative," said George Lumpkin Senior Director of Product Management for Data Warehousing at Oracle. "This new solution from SGI offers customers another powerful and scalable option. We look forward to working with SGI to expand and reinforce the power of Oracle Unbreakable Linux in the enterprise for data warehousing systems."

The SGI Adaptive Data Warehouse Solution is available in multiple entry points and growth paths to accommodate a wide range of expansion and architecture strategies.

For more information on the SGI Adaptive Data Warehouse Solution, visit http://www.sgi.com/industries/data_warehouse/.

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