Although Larry Ellison has poured millions into his personal storage start-up Pillar Data, it doesn’t appear to be good enough for Oracle – at least not yet.
Oracle will continue using Network Appliance and EMC rather than switching to competing systems from Pillar. Pillar’s inability to push NetApp out of Oracle hits especially hard since Pillar has billed itself as a cheaper, more efficient alternative to NetApp.
oracle’s only comment was that all is well with NetApp and EMC. Pillar vowed to “earn its stripes” and try and win Oracle’s business just like it would any other customer.read article.