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Oracle Introduces Exadata Database Machine X2-8


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Oracle today introduced Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8, the latest configuration of Oracle’s most successful new product line.
The new configuration extends the Oracle Exadata Database Machine product family with a high-capacity system for large OLTP, data warehousing and consolidated workloads.
With today’s announcement, there are now four configurations of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine: the new Oracle Exadata X2-8 full-rack and the Oracle Exadata X2-2 quarter-rack, half-rack and full-rack systems.
Offering customers a choice of configurations for managing small to large database deployments, the Oracle Exadata X2-2 and Oracle Exadata X2-8 full-rack machines can scale to multi-rack configurations for the most demanding database applications.
Secure, fault-tolerant, and offering 50 percent greater processing capacity, Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 is a complete grid, or private cloud, featuring:
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 connectivity; and,
10 Gigabit Ethernet external connectivity.
Customers will have the choice of Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel or Oracle Solaris 11 Express on Oracle Exadata Database Machines.
Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 is the world's most secure database machine. Building on the high security capabilities in every Oracle Database, the Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 provides the ability to query fully encrypted databases with near-zero overhead at hundreds of gigabytes per second. This is done by moving decryption processing from software into the Exadata hardware.
Running Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Exadata Storage Software, Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 provides the software, servers, storage and networking for all database requirements.
Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 is architected to help customers:
Quickly provision scalable and reliable database services in a private cloud environment;
Address the performance needs of demanding enterprise OLTP and data warehousing applications with large user populations; and,
Reduce IT costs through large-scale database consolidation of ERP, CRM, and mixed workloads.

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