Oracle launches "Database Machines," tweaked HP hardware to run Oracle

This is the era of software incarnate. The Roku box makes Netflix incarnate and the Kindle makes Amazon incarnate. But did we really need Oracle incarnate? Isn’t Larry Ellison enough?

Apparently not. The database giant is launching a partnership with HP to offer massive “Database Machines,” honking big servers tuned to run Oracle very well. While many of us barely register Oracle on the radar of “cool things,” the company runs most corporate back ends and the lucrative consulting trade in offering hardware and software tuning could come to an end with the introduction of these boxes.

The machines will have 14 storage sections along with eight Oracle servers and 64 Intel processors. While the specs are impressive, you might want to just go with an Alienware desktop: the machines will cost more than your house.