Just announced, we have the news of Oracle Exalytics X3-4
Powers Real-Time Analytical Insights (July 15, 2013). This launches a new
release of the Oracle
Exalytics In-Memory Machine, called the “X3-4” model. The new system
features significant software enhancements and hardware updates, dramatically expanding
the capabilities of this high-speed engineered system for business analytics.
The new Exalytics X3-4 system
features 2 TB of main memory, 2.4 TB of flash storage, and 5.4 TB of hard disk.
Oracle also released system upgrades to increase memory capacity for existing
Exalytics X2-4 customers, and updated software for all Exalytics customers.
Oracle Exalytics Patchset 3
Software is Now Available
The fourth major release of Exalytics software and associated
certifications is now available for use with Exalytics X2-4 and X3-4
new patchset includes a full software version stripe for Exalytics that has
been tested together and is delivered as one Engineered System. Exalytics
customers can now access significant enhancements across the whole complement
of Exalytics software.
Software improvements of Oracle Business Intelligence
Foundation Suite 22.214.171.124. This release has more than 200
enhancements across the suite and many features targeted exclusively for
Exalytics, such as extremely fast ‘hot-data’ recommendations from the database
cardinality estimate feature, and BI Publisher high-volume bursting that can
enable the generation of an extremely large number of personalized reports and
documents for business users in time periods that were previously not
achievable. In addition, Essbase, a component of Oracle Business Intelligence
Foundation Suite, benefits from Flash memory and expanded main memory available
with Exalytics X3-4 or with hardware upgrades for Exalytics X2-4. Multiple cubes
can run concurrently with up to 25X improvement in load times and 9X
improvement in calculation times when compared to the previous release running
on Exalytics X2-4 without Flash storage.
· New release
of TimesTen In-Memory Database 126.96.36.199 enhancements and new
functionality for Exalytics, including a new TimesTen import utility for
analyzing data in the Oracle Database and importing to TimesTen in Exalytics
with recommendations for optimal data types, columnar compression, and indexes,
enhanced parallel inserts for compressed tables and data loading time
reduction. These capabilities speed up data load times. In-memory join
optimizations in TimesTen result in up to 3x improvement over regular workloads
in BI Applications, for instance.
· New Software
Certification of EID 3.0. Exalytics now supports the
new, major release of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, which enables
rapid insights into structured and unstructured data including social media,
websites, content management systems, raw text from documents, email, and more.
By correlating this data to the structured data in data warehouses and
enterprise applications, users will be able to more accurately manage data and
meaning form unstructured sources, ultimately driving better business decisions
· New release
of BI Applications 188.8.131.52.1. This major release
features new content across all the BI Applications, two new analytic
applications—Student Information Analytics and Indirect Spend Planning—and new
use of Oracle Data Integrator and GoldenGate.
· New Software
Certification of EPM 184.108.40.206 Exalytics now supports the
latest version of Oracle Hyperion EPM. In addition to taking advantage of
all of the new user experience, integrations and functional enhancements
Exalytics now supports 220.127.116.11 versions of Hyperion Planning, Hyperion
Profitability and Cost Management and connections to Hyperion Financial
for Hyperion Planning 18.104.22.168: Hyperion Planning
customers with EPM 22.214.171.124 deployments can now take advantage of Exalytics
without needing to upgrade to EPM release 126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52. With an
existing deployment of Hyperion Planning 184.108.40.206, customers can now leverage
the performance and scalability of Essbase deployed on Exalytics.
· NEW Exalytics
In-Memory Software. Software optimizations specific to
Exalytics, and not available on generic hardware or other Engineered Systems,
are now packaged as part of a new priced item, “Exalytics In-Memory Analytics”.
This new line item provides rights to use Summary Advisor, Essbase Flash
optimizations, BI Publisher enhanced bursting for Exalytics, TimesTen for
Exalytics unique features, and other capabilities unique to Exalytics In-Memory
For more information:
· Oracle Exalytics In-Memory
· Oracle Exalytics X3-4 Data Sheet
· Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine White Paper
Lowering Your Total Cost of Ownership with Oracle Exalytics