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Oracle Corporation

September 20, 2010 11:21 ET

Oracle Introduces Exadata Database Machine X2-8

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 20, 2010) -  ORACLE OPENWORLD -- Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Oracle today introduced Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8, the latest configuration of Oracle's most successful new product line.
  • The new configuration extends the Oracle Exadata Database Machine product family with a high-capacity system for large OLTP, Data Warehousing and consolidated workloads.
  • With today's announcement, there are now four configurations of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine: the new Oracle Exadata X2-8 full-rack and the Oracle Exadata X2-2 quarter-rack, half-rack and full-rack systems.
  • Offering customers a choice of configurations for managing small to large database deployments, the Oracle Exadata X2-2 and Oracle Exadata X2-8 full-rack machines can scale to multi-rack configurations for the most demanding database applications.
  • Secure, fault-tolerant, and offering 50 percent greater processing capacity, Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 is a complete grid, or private cloud, featuring:
    • Two 8-socket database servers with a total of 128 Intel CPU cores and 2 terabytes of memory;
    • 14 Exadata Storage Servers with 168 Intel CPU cores and up to 336 terabytes of raw storage capacity;
    • Over 5 terabytes of Exadata Smart Flash Cache to cache frequently accessed 'hot' data for extremely fast transaction response times and high throughput;
    • Multiple compression tiers to manage more data and reduce I/O requirements of OLTP and data warehousing data;
    • 40 Gigabit InfiniBand internal connectivity; and,
    • 10 Gigabit Ethernet external connectivity.
  • Customers will have the choice of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel or Oracle Solaris 11 Express on Oracle Exadata Database Machines.
  • Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 is the world's most secure database machine. Building on the high security capabilities in every Oracle Database, the Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 provides the ability to query fully encrypted databases with near-zero overhead at hundreds of gigabytes per second. This is done by moving decryption processing from software into the Exadata hardware.
  • Running Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Exadata Storage Software, Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 provides the software, servers, storage and networking for all database requirements.
  • Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 is architected to help customers:
    • Quickly provision scalable and reliable database services in a private cloud environment;
    • Address the performance needs of demanding enterprise OLTP and data warehousing applications with large user populations; and,
    • Reduce IT costs through large-scale database consolidation of ERP, CRM, and mixed workloads.

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