Fourth Generation Exadata X3 Systems are Ideal for High-End OLTP,
Large Data Warehouses, and Database Clouds; Eighth-Rack Configuration
Offers New Low-Cost Entry Point
ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – October 1, 2012
During his opening keynote address at Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle CEO,
Larry Ellison announced the Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine
- the latest generation of its Oracle Exadata Database Machines.
- The Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine is a key component of the Oracle Cloud.
Oracle Exadata X3-2 Database In-Memory Machine and Oracle Exadata X3-8
Database In-Memory Machine can store up to hundreds of Terabytes of
compressed user data in Flash and RAM memory, virtually eliminating the
performance overhead of reads and writes to slow disk drives, making
Exadata X3 systems the ideal database platforms for the varied and
unpredictable workloads of cloud computing.
In order to realize the highest performance at the lowest cost, the
Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine implements a mass memory
hierarchy that automatically moves all active data into Flash and RAM
memory, while keeping less active data on low-cost disks.
- With a new Eighth-Rack configuration, the Oracle Exadata X3-2 Database In-Memory Machine
delivers a cost-effective entry point for smaller workloads, testing,
development and disaster recovery systems, and is a fully redundant
system that can be used with mission critical applications.
Next-Generation Technologies Deliver Dramatic Performance Improvements
Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machines use a combination of
scale-out servers and storage, InfiniBand networking, smart storage, PCI
Flash, smart memory caching, and Hybrid Columnar Compression to deliver
extreme performance and availability for all Oracle Database Workloads.
Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine systems leverage
next-generation technologies to deliver significant performance
- Four times
the Flash memory capacity of the previous generation; with up to 40
percent faster response times and 100 GB/second data scan rates.
Combined with Exadata’s unique Hybrid Columnar Compression capabilities,
hundreds of Terabytes of user data can now be managed entirely within
- 20 times more capacity for
database writes through updated Exadata Smart Flash Cache software. The
new Exadata Smart Flash Cache software also runs on previous generation
Exadata systems, increasing their capacity for writes tenfold;
33 percent more database CPU cores in the Oracle Exadata X3-2 Database
In-Memory Machine, using the latest 8-core Intel® Xeon E5-2600 series
- Expanded 10Gb Ethernet
connectivity to the data center in the Oracle Exadata X3-2 provides 40
10Gb network ports per rack for connecting users and moving data;
- Up to 30 percent reduction in power and cooling.
Configured for Your Business, Available Today
Oracle Exadata X3-2 Database In-Memory Machine systems are available
in a Full-Rack, Half-Rack, Quarter-Rack, and the new low-cost
Eighth-Rack configuration to satisfy the widest range of applications.
Oracle Exadata X3-8 Database In-Memory Machine systems are available in a
Full-Rack configuration, and both X3 systems enable multi-rack
configurations for virtually unlimited scalability.
Oracle Exadata X3-2 and X3-8 Database In-Memory Machines are fully
compatible with prior Exadata generations and existing systems can also
be upgraded with Oracle Exadata X3-2 servers.
Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine systems can be used
immediately with any application certified with Oracle Database 11g R2
and Oracle Real Application Clusters, including SAP, Oracle Fusion
Applications, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Oracle’s Siebel CRM, the Oracle
E-Business Suite, and thousands of other applications.
“Forward-looking enterprises are moving towards Cloud Computing
architectures,” said Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president, Oracle
Database Server Technologies. “Oracle Exadata’s unique ability to run
any database application on a fully scale-out architecture using a
combination of massive memory for extreme performance and low-cost disk
for high capacity delivers the ideal solution for Cloud-based database
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