There has been a lot of excitement since Larry Ellison’s January announcement of Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5-2. With that excitement comes questions and comments, so we figured it’d be an opportune time to sit down with one of our knowledgeable executives.
Below is an interview with Joel Borellis – Group Vice President of Partner Enablement at Oracle. We asked Joel a few questions surrounding the launch, and here is what he had to say.
Q. Oracle recently launched their new Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5 solution. Tell us a little bit more about that?
A. The 6th generation of Exadata, Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5-2, remains the best platform to run Oracle Database workloads. There are many new features in this latest release designed to meet the needs of customers. For example, elastic configurations deliver a system specifically optimized for any database workloads. Also, On Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5-2, the Oracle Database Machine can take advantage of optimized all-flash performance for any transactions and queries using the Extreme Flash all-flash storage option. Oracle VM support provides isolation for consolidated workloads that need hard limits on CPU/memory or independent admin/OS.
Q. How can Oracle partners benefit from Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5?
A. Any application that uses Oracle Database Machine today can be seamlessly migrated to use the Oracle Exadata Database Machine with no changes to the application. The elastic configurations provide partners with a flexible and efficient mechanism to expand computing power and/or storage capacity of any given Oracle Exadata Database Machine system. Partners can offer their customers with a system custom configured to meet any business use case.
Q. What OPN opportunities are available to partners around Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5 or Oracle’s Engineered Systems?
A. We encourage partners to take advantage of our enablement programs around Oracle Exadata Database Machine and the rest of our engineered systems. Partners should visit the Knowledge Zone for Oracle Exadata Database Machine to take advantage of selling tools for Oracle Exadata Database Machine, access training materials and much more!
Q. How can our partners engage with Oracle around our Engineered Systems?
A. We offer a wealth of information on all of our Engineered Systems for our partners. Start by visiting Oracle.com/partners and visit the Engineered Systems Knowledge Zone.
Thanks for reading this installment of our quarterly Partner Executive Spotlight series. Stay tuned for our Q4 post!