Please forgive a question from someone who's completely out of her element...
I'm an application developer with a very small amount of DBA experience with Oracle, from some years ago. Now I work for a firm that wants to purchase Oracle, and a Sun server to run it on. Being the only person here who has the slightest clue about Oracle, I have the joy of doing the research, but I'm just wondering if any of you have tips you could share as to what to look out for when shopping for a server. We have a small budget, so I really need to get this right the first time.
Here are the specs on one of the systems we're considering:
1 450MHz CPU
2 18GB HDs
Sun D1000 Array w/ 2 additional 18GB HDs (for mirroring)
Does anyone have any experience with this? Am I on the right track?