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.