Exadata Database Machine Overview

The Oracle Exadata Database Machine, with the recently released Exadata X5, is engineered to be the highest performing, most cost effective and most available platform for running Oracle Database. Exadata is a modern architecture featuring scale-out industry-standard database servers, scale-out intelligent storage servers, state-of-the-art PCI flash storage servers and an extremely high speed InfiniBand internal fabric that connects all servers and storage. Unique software algorithms in Exadata implement database intelligence in storage, PCI based flash, and InfiniBand networking to deliver higher performance and capacity at lower costs than other platforms. Exadata runs all types of database workloads including Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), Data Warehousing (DW), In-Memory Analytics and consolidation of mixed workloads. Simple and fast to implement, the Exadata Database Machine powers and protects your most important databases and is the ideal foundation for a consolidated database cloud.

Exadata X5-2 Features

  • Up to 684 CPU cores and 14.6.TB memory per rack for database processing
  • Up to 288 CPU cores per rack dedicated to SQL processing in storage
  • From 2 to 19 database servers per rack
  • From 3 to 18 Oracle Exadata Storage Servers per rack
  • Up to 230 TB of Flash Storage per rack
  • 40 Gb/second (QDR) InfiniBand Network
  • Uncompressed and mirrored usable capacity of up to 385 TB per rack
  • Hybrid Columnar Compression often delivers 10X-15X compression ratios
  • Complete redundancy for high availability
  • Oracle Linux

Exadata X5-2 Benefits

  • Uncompressed I/O bandwidth of up to 263 GB/second per rack from SQL
  • Ability to perform up to 4,144,000 database 8K read I/O operations per second
  • Easily upgrade to meet the needs of any size application
  • Scale by connecting multiple Exadata Database Machine X5-2 racks or Exadata Storage Expansion Racks. Up to 18 racks can be connected by simply connecting via InfiniBand cables and using internal switches. Larger configurations can be built with external InfiniBand switches
  • Pre-configured system optimized for all database applications