Sun Teams with Oracle to Deliver Pre-Configured Data Warehouses: Oracle Optimized Warehouse For Sun Provides a New Way to Buy Data Warehouses Built from Industry-Leading Solaris and Oracle Technologies

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Oracle and Sun Microsystems, Inc., (Nasdaq:JAVA) today announced the availability of the Oracle(R) Optimized Warehouse for Sun. The Oracle Optimized Warehouse for Sun is a complete, out-of-the-box, high-performance data warehouse solution built upon the world's leading database and Sun's leading hardware and operating systems.

With the Oracle Optimized Warehouse for Sun, it is easier than ever to purchase a world-class data warehouse platform

    The solution, which will be sold by Sun, consists of Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Partitioning on a Sun Fire(TM) E20K server, the Sun open source Solaris operating system (OS) and Sun StorageTek(TM) 6540 arrays. With all hardware and software components pre-installed, configured, optimized, and ready to run, the Oracle Optimized Warehouse for Sun is the fastest, simplest and lowest-risk way to buy and implement a data warehouse on Oracle and Sun technology.

The Oracle Optimized Warehouse for Sun announced today is sized for data warehouses containing 10TB of raw data. Future validated Oracle Optimized Warehouse configurations are planned to provide larger solutions through the use of modular building blocks.

This packaging delivers simplicity and speed of implementation along with the flexibility and power of the world's leading database platform. Oracle's advanced analytic and management capabilities combined with the power and reliability of Sun hardware make the Oracle Optimized Warehouse for Sun a compelling offering.

"The appeal of this pre-configured solution is simple: customers can have a fully functioning, optimized, scalable data warehouse up and running very quickly," said Juan Carlos Soto. "And when that pre-configured solution includes Oracle Database and Sun's open source Solaris operating system, customers know they are getting a reliable, secure, powerhouse computing environment."

"With the Oracle Optimized Warehouse for Sun, it is easier than ever to purchase a world-class data warehouse platform," said Ray Roccaforte, vice president of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Platform, Oracle. "Sun and Oracle's joint engineering efforts in testing and optimizing this data warehouse will help reduce costs and implementation times for our customers, while delivering a solution capable of the most demanding workloads and the most complex business analytics."

Based upon years of combined Sun and Oracle engineering expertise in large-scale data warehouses, the Oracle Optimized Warehouse for Sun delivers the ideal database, server, and storage configuration to match customers' business analytic requirements and enables decreased data warehouse implementation time without limiting future growth and analytic agility. Learn more about the Oracle Optimized Warehouse for Sun at: http://www.oracle.com/solutions/business_intelligence/sun.html

Product Availability

The Oracle Optimized Warehouse for Sun is generally available from Sun today. For additional information on the Oracle Optimized Warehouse for Sun, go to: http://www.sun.com/oracle. More details on the Oracle Optimized Warehouse Initiative is available at: http://www.oracle.com/solutions/business_intelligence/optimized- warehouse-initiative.html. (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)

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About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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