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Oracle Releases Its Fastest Engineered System—Oracle SuperClusterT5-8

On June 27, Oracle extended its lead in hardware and software engineered together with the launch of the new Oracle SuperCluster T5-8, Oracle’s fastest engineered system. Based on the world’s fastest database server, ultrafast database storage, and the world’s fastest microprocessor, it delivers extreme performance and 10X better price performance than a comparable IBM Power7+–based solution.1

Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 delivers extreme performance by coengineering SPARC T5-8 servers and Oracle Exadata Storage Server hardware with Oracle database, middleware, and systems software to provide

  • Up to 10X faster database and application performance than a build-your-own IT approach
  • 2.5X better performance than the previous generation Oracle SuperCluster

Versus a build-your-own IT approach, Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 helps increase data center efficiency through

  • 5X lower total cost of ownership by running Oracle Database and enterprise applications together on a single system
  • 5X faster time to value
  • 32X faster deployment of database cloud services

“The performance capabilities and pre-engineered optimizations that come standard with Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 systems make them the best systems for running databases and applications on a single system,” says Greg Crider, Oracle senior director for Engineered Systems Product Marketing. “The systems are ideal for consolidating a wide range of mission-critical applications and rapidly deploying cloud services.”

In addition to the computing power of the SPARC T5-8 server, Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 also includes the database optimization of Oracle Exadata, the accelerated processing power of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, the unified systems management of Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center 12c, and the industry-leading scalability of the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system.

This combination of sophisticated technologies within an engineered system enables Oracle SuperCluster to deliver high levels of performance, operating efficiency, availability, and cost savings to a wide range of Oracle enterprise applications. Oracle tests, tunes, and optimizes the integrated hardware and software configurations, which means shorter deployment times for end users, as well as reduced maintenance overhead, and lower overall operations costs.

Other benefits include the ability to

  • Speed your time to value by up to 5X and accelerate your database and application performance by up to 10X compared to build-it-yourself system architectures
  • Leverage the best available technology to improve your data center service levels
  • Avoid the delays and risk of trial-and-error system integration
  • Lower your total cost of ownership up to 5X by running Oracle Database and enterprise applications together on a single system
  • Protect your application software investment by moving your existing Oracle Solaris applications unchanged to a faster system using the guaranteed binary compatibility of Oracle Solaris, the #1 UNIX operating system

Learn more about the performance and efficiency capabilities of Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 and view the Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 announcement webcast.

(1) Comparison of IBM Power 780 16 chips, 128 cores, 3.72 GHz Power 7+ 2 TB memory system, DS8870 28.8TB HDD and 6.4TB Flash storage, V7000 60TB HDD and 4TB Flash storage (total list US$6.1M) to comparably performing Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 half-rack high-performance storage configuration 8 chips, 128 cores, 3.6 GHz SPARC T5, 88.8 TB HDD storage, 10.6 TB Flash storage. (US$595K). 10x price/performance advantage.

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