Oracle Announces Availability of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2
Latest Release of Engineered System Helps Customers Achieve Greater Levels of Data Center Consolidation and Efficiency
Redwood Shores, Calif. – December 17, 2013
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2 further advances Oracle’s leadership in delivering Engineered Systems for running custom and packaged applications with superior performance, while reducing data center cost and complexity. Compared to the previous release, Oracle Exalogic X4-2 provides higher throughput and coupled with Oracle Exabus technology, delivers near native response times for virtualized applications, resulting in greater consolidation benefits. Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2 hardware, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, provides 50% more cores per node, large amounts of memory and significantly increased flash and disk storage capacity. In addition, the latest release of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software provides the ability to combine different application architectures (bare metal, virtualized and infrastructure as a service) on a single rack and allows customers to leverage virtualization templates and assemblies through Oracle VM Templates and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder.
Oracle today announced Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2, which combines more powerful hardware and sophisticated software to deliver extreme processing, very large memory capacity and a comprehensive range of application deployment architectures that can be deployed on a single, optimized engineered system.
The Oracle Exalogic engineered system is hardware and software engineered together to provide extreme performance, reliability and scalability for Oracle, Java and other business applications, while delivering low TCO, low risk, high user productivity and one-stop support. Customers in 52 countries across 21 industries have already adopted Oracle Exalogic.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X4-2 reduces the cost and complexity of deploying and consolidating enterprise applications through its greater computing density and wider range of deployment options compared to the previous release. It delivers:
50% more computing power per server node with Oracle’s Sun Server X4 servers with the 12 core Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2697 v2
Extreme computing density with up to 720 processor cores, 7.5 TB of memory and 24 TB of Flash memory in a single rack
33% more storage capacity with Oracle ZS3 Series Storage, co-engineered with Oracle engineered systems to provide the high IO throughput required by the extreme performance of Oracle Exalogic X4-2
The ability to consolidate diverse deployment architectures on a single rack, including bare metal, template-driven virtualization and infrastructure as a service
Customers can deploy virtualized mission-critical business applications, with near native performance on Oracle Exalogic with Oracle VM Server and Oracle Virtual Assembly Builder.
Oracle Exalogic Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Applications simplify and accelerate application consolidation by reducing deployment time to minutes, instead of days and weeks. These templates are pre-built, configured, tested and ready-to-deploy from the point of download and are designed to encapsulate best practices for Oracle Applications deployed on Oracle Exalogic.
Oracle Exalogic X4-2 is also certified for Oracle In-Memory Applications, Oracle’s unique in-memory optimizations that enable real-time, ad-hoc analytics of live transactional data. The increased memory capacity of Oracle Exalogic X4-2 makes it ideal for Oracle In-Memory Applications, which can run 10-20x faster and help to accelerate critical business processes.
Oracle Exalogic delivers 26x better Web application server performance for Oracle WebLogic Server1 as compared to an open source Java EE implementation running on a COTS platform. It also delivers a 5x increase in Oracle Coherence throughput with a 7x decrease in latency as compared to a 10 Gbit/sec Ethernet-based platform, 17x faster Oracle BPEL transactions per second as compared to a COTS platform, and an 8x improvement in Oracle Tuxedo throughput with a 4x decrease in latency as compared to equivalent hardware that does not have Oracle Exalogic optimizations.
“Enterprises have been looking for an integrated solution that provides the highest levels of application performance, rapid installation and flexible deployment. Only Oracle Exalogic delivers superior performance with single-vendor support for Java and Oracle Applications,” said Thomas Kurian, executive vice president, Oracle. “The latest release of Oracle Exalogic provides IT organizations with a sensible path for virtualization of their production workloads that can dramatically simplify their infrastructure and reduce their costs.”
“Intel and Oracle continue to deliver innovative solutions to address our customers’ business requirements,” said Tom Garrison, general manager of Intel’s Data Center Engineering Group. “Our Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Product Family has set a new standard for high-end computing applications with performance enhancements, new security features and increased energy efficiency. With Oracle Exalogic x4-2, powered by the Intel® Xeon® Processor E5 v2 Product Family, customers will be able to run more virtual machines and consolidate more applications in both conventional and private cloud scenarios.”
1Oracle WebLogic Server running on Oracle Exalogic (with Oracle VM) vs. a JBoss open source Java EE container running on a commercial off the shelf VMware hypervisor on identically configured hardware.