First, a little background. The Oracle Database Appliance is an x86 system featuring Oracle Linux, the Oracle Database, and 12 TB of storage. It scales from 2 to 24 Intel cores. All 24 cores are included with the system.
According to Oracle...
- 91% of ODA sales involve VARs.
- The biggest ODA adopter is Walgreens, which has 15 units to date.
- Daimler Trucks has migrated from Microsoft SQL Server to ODA.
10 value-added distributors (VADs) pre-bought units for inventory, though Oracle did not discuss actual sales metrics or overall inventory levels.
The database appliance is catching on, Oracle claims, because it only takes days to deploy and Oracle license management gives customers pay-as-you grow pricing. Basically, you license the software based on the number of cores you're using.
Although The VAR Guy didn't catch exact statistics, a chart seemed to indicate that roughly 40 percent of ODA sales are in North America, 25 percent in EMEA, 20 percent in APAC, 8 percent in Latin America and 7 percent in Japan.
- How many Oracle Database Appliances has Oracle actually sold?
- Which channel partners are succeeding with the Oracle Database Appliance?