By Mark Hesse on Nov 19, 2012
As a keynote speaker at this year’s Oracle Day 2012, “Your Vision, Engineered” I had the honor and pleasure of speaking to a crowd of about 150 attendees about our recently released, fourth generation Exadata X3 In-Memory Machine in a presentation entitled “Oracle Exadata X3 - Transforming Data Management”. The general theme of the thirty-minute talk was how to improve performance, lower costs, and build the foundation for your cloud service platform using Exadata.
Since its introduction in 2008, I’ve watched first-hand as Exadata has evolved from a data warehouse-only system to an OLTP and DW in-memory database machine capable of storing hundreds of terabytes of compressed user data in flash and main memory. Many of my Exadata customers are now purchasing additional systems as they continue to standardize Oracle 11g deployments on the best database platform available.