Oracle's Senior Vice President of Systems Technology, Juan Loaiza, has just announced the Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine. The newest Oracle Exadata machine combines the ideal database hardware with Smart System Software and full-stack integration — and you can run it on-premise or in the cloud.
Let’s look at some of the new features Loaiza announced. First, we’ve built into this machine the ideal hardware architecture for database OLTP and data warehousing. The new Oracle Exadata X6 uses servers for storage — not storage arrays — to scale-out and move intelligence into storage. Flash connects directly to the CPUs without controllers, making the CPUs 25% faster. The innovation in the architecture results in what Loaiza is rightly calling breakthrough database IO performance per rack:
On the software side, the Smart System Software with specialized algorithms improves all aspects of database processing: OLTP, analytics and consolidation. Oracle has moved processes directly into the storage server, including in-memory columnar formats, aggregation and membership. To make your life simpler, the Exadata X6 incorporates automated rolling updates across the stack and preserves the storage index on rebalance.
Finally, there's the full-stack integration — for a complete engineered system that simplifies deployment, maintenance and management. This integration means that every layer of the stack — database, operating system, drivers, firmware, network servers and storage — has been pre-configured, pre-tuned and pre-debugged, so you don’t have to do it.
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