Compaq launches cluster solutions at Oracle OpenWorld

Compaq announced two new solutions that combine the scalability of Oracle9i Real Application Clusters with the power of Compaq servers and software.

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By  Vijaya George Published  January 2, 2002

Compaq Computer Corporation announced two new solutions that combine the scalability of Oracle9i Real Application Clusters with the power of Compaq servers and software. Launched at Oracle OpenWorld were the two new scalable solutions—the Compaq Database Utility solution for Oracle9i Real Application Clusters on AlphaServer systems, and the Oracle9i Real Application Clusters Certified Configuration on industry-standard Compaq ProLiant servers running on Microsoft Windows 2000.

“Innovations like the Compaq Database Utility mark another significant milestone in Oracle’s relationship with Compaq,” said Ayman Abouseif, Oracle’s marketing director for Eastern, Central Europe and Middle East, Africa. “With this technology, customers can finally manage their clustered environments easier than ever before. The Compaq Database Utility offers tremendous productivity gains to customers, including dynamic scaling, as well as management of the cluster as if it were a single system.”

With its Database Utility, Compaq claims to be the first vendor to enable dynamic expansion of Oracle9i Real Application Clusters Databases, where database performance and size, including disk space and number of systems, can be increased without taking the database offline, thereby, ensuring business continuity. With a set of simple commands, Tru64 UNIX customers can quickly add AlphaServer systems and storage subsystems to the Oracle9i Real Application Clusters system while continuing to run their applications.

The new function simplifies and reduces the time required to deploy a database solution, a key requirement for customers looking to reduce complexity and deployment costs. This offering is an extension of the Certified Configuration family and includes Oracle9i Real Application Clusters software pre-installed, pre-tuned, stress tested and ready to load data.
The new Utility, available only from Compaq, is the initial product in the three-year Compaq/Oracle engineering effort announced earlier last year. Additionally, Compaq is also announcing the industry’s first Oracle9i Real Application Clusters Certified Configuration for Windows 2000 that provides pre-tested, pre-integrated and pre-installed clusters on multiple ProLiant server configurations.

“Oracle’s leadership in database technology in combination with Compaq’s clustering leadership delivers breakthrough database environments that are always on, while eliminating complexity, enabling customers to cost effectively and confidently deploy clustered databases,” said Samer Karawi, enterprise solutions manager, Compaq Gulf and Levant. “This partnership with Oracle again demonstrates how Compaq is helping customers build the most advanced real-time enterprise.”

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