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Posted Sep 21, 2010

Oracle Exadata Database Machine New Configuration Provides Speed and Power for the Most Demanding Databases

By DatabaseJournal.com Staff

A new configuration of Oracle Exadata Database Machine is now available. Designed as a high-capacity system for large OLTP, data warehousing, and consolidated database workloads, the Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 helps reduce IT costs, is scalable to multi-rack configurations and provides the performance required for the most demanding database applications. Oracle Exadata Database machine X2-8 provides all database requirements in a complete grid or private cloud with:

  • Two 8-socket database servers with a total of 128 Intel CPU cores and 2 terabytes of memory
  • 14 Exadata Storage Servers with 168 Intel CPU cores and up to 336 terabytes of raw storage capacity
  • Over 5 terabytes of Exadata Smart Flash Cache to cache frequently accessed ‘hot’ data for extremely fast transaction response times and high throughput
  • Multiple compression tiers to manage more data and reduce I/O requirements of OLTP and data warehousing data
  • 40 Gigabit InfiniBand internal and 10 Gigabit Ethernet external connectivity.
  • A choice of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel or Oracle Solaris 11 Express
  • Decryption processing done in the Exadata hardware for the ability to query fully encrypted databases with near-zero overhead at hundreds of gigabytes per second
  • Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Exadata Storage Software
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