The 15 Best Products Of 2011

Enterprise Appliance: Oracle Database Appliance

Oracle has combined the high-end hardware it acquired in the deal for Sun Microsystems, with its Oracle Database 11g, and brought to market a trailblazing appliance aimed at value-added resellers and SMBs. With up to 12 TB of storage, dual Intel Xeon processors and price of $50,000 (with a pay-as-you-grow model), the Oracle Database Appliance delivered by far the best enterprise appliance of the year.