The Oracle Big Data Appliance consists of hardware and software from Oracle Corporation sold as a computer appliance . It was announced in 2011, promoted for consolidation and loading unstructured data into Oracle Database software.
Oracle announced the Oracle Big Data Appliance on October 3, 2011 at Oracle OpenWorld .  It was similar to the Oracle Exadata Database Machine and announced with the Oracle Exalytics Business Intelligence Machine. 
The original hardware components of the appliance consists of a full rack configuration with 864GB of memory and 432 TB of storage. A full rack consists of 18 server nodes each having 6-core Intel processors, 48 GB memory per node (upgradable to 96 GB or 144 GB), 12 x 2 TB disks per node, InfiniBand Networking and 10 GbE connectivity. 
The product includes an open-source distribution of Apache Hadoop . Support from Cloudera was announced in January 2012. 
The Oracle NoSQL Database , the Oracle Data Integrator with an adapter for Oracle Hadoop Loader for Hadoop, the Open Source Distribution of R , the Oracle Linux , and the Oracle Java Virtual Machine Hotspot were also mentioned in the announcement.  
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