Exadata

Oracle Exadata is an enterprise database platform that runs Oracle Database workloads of any scale and criticality with high performance, availability, and security. Exadata’s scale-out design employs unique optimizations that let transaction processing, analytics, machine learning, and mixed workloads run faster and more efficiently. Consolidating diverse Oracle Database workloads on Exadata platforms in enterprise data centers, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), and multicloud environments helps organizations increase operational efficiency, reduce IT administration, and lower costs.

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Run AI Vector Search with Oracle Database 23ai on Exadata Cloud@Customer with Exadata System Software 24ai and offload vector index creation to storage servers with Exadata System Software 24ai to get the performance and scale you need.

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Why Oracle Exadata platforms are the best for Oracle Database

The same capabilities on-premises and in the cloud

Oracle Exadata lets customers run Oracle Database with high performance, scale, and availability wherever needed. Database workloads can easily move between on-premises data centers, Cloud@Customer deployments, OCI, and multicloud environments with Microsoft Azure.

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Deployment options for enterprise databases

Greater automation

Running the fully managed Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata infrastructure in the public cloud and with Cloud@Customer lets organizations rapidly develop and deploy cloud native applications and eliminate the management of infrastructure and database software.

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Higher performance and scale for all workloads

Oracle Exadata integrates unique, database-aware optimizations that help accelerate OLTP, analytics, AI Vector Search, and consolidated database workloads. Its scale-out architecture lets organizations independently scale database and storage servers to optimize performance and cost.

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Lower infrastructure and management costs

Organizations can reduce total costs by consolidating Oracle Database workloads of any scale and criticality on Exadata infrastructure. Reducing the number of database servers increases operating efficiency while automation of common DBA tasks helps reduce operational costs.

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Exadata

The highest performance for Oracle Database in the cloud

Benefit from unique hardware and software optimizations that accelerate all database workloads by running Autonomous Database and Exadata Database Service on dedicated Exadata Cloud Infrastructure in OCI or Microsoft Azure—and on Exadata Cloud@Customer in your data center. Advanced cloud automation, dynamic resource scaling, and flexible subscription pricing let you run database workloads faster and at a lower cost.

Features

–Bring AI to your data with Oracle Database 23ai on Exadata Database Service with Exadata System Software 24ai. New AI Vector Search, JSON Relational Duality, and other innovations make it easy to add innovative capabilities to existing applications and develop new ones.

–Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) automation helps increase productivity, enabling you to quickly provision databases and easily manage them throughout their lifecycle.

–Small starting configurations and independent scaling of database servers and storage resources enable you to increase efficiency and reduce costs by easily right-sizing your environment.

–High parallelism with low SQL read latencies gives your transactional applications the best throughput at the lowest cost to consistently meet even the most stringent service level agreements (SLAs).

 

–Intelligent storage servers offload SQL processing from database servers and deliver up to 2,880 GB/sec of scan throughput to generate deeper data-driven insights with petabytes of databases and tens of petabytes of compressed data warehouses.

–Exadata’s scale-out design—with hundreds to thousands of processing cores and up to 44 TB of memory—boosts operational efficiency by enabling you to consolidate tens to thousands of databases on a single Exadata Cloud Infrastructure.

–Flexible subscription pricing with online consumption scaling lets you control costs and meet peak requirements without interrupting business operations.

–Dedicated, Oracle-managed infrastructure increases workload isolation and security.

Automated and fully managed databases on a hybrid cloud database platform

Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer lets customers move business-critical Oracle Database workloads to the cloud using the automated Exadata Database Service and the fully managed Autonomous Database. Built using the latest Exadata technology, it provides cloud automation and economics in customers’ data centers while helping organizations address data residency requirements.

Features

–Bring AI to your data with Oracle Database 23ai on Exadata Cloud@Customer with Exadata System Software 24ai. New AI Vector Search, JSON Relational Duality, and other innovations make it easy to add innovative capabilities to existing applications and develop new ones.

–Deployment behind customers’ data center firewalls helps enterprises address data residency, security, and latency requirements.

–Run Autonomous Database and Exadata Database Service concurrently on the same Exadata Cloud@Customer infrastructure to efficiently consolidate cloud database workloads.

–Infrastructure owned, maintained, and managed by Oracle lets customers eliminate capital and management expenses, while running Autonomous Database dramatically reduces DBA management tasks.

 

–Starting configurations with two database servers and three storage servers provide 380 available database processing cores, 192 SQL processing cores in storage servers, 135 GB/sec of analytics throughput, and 240 TB of usable storage capacity, meeting the combined Oracle Database processing needs of many organizations.

–Independent 16X scaling of database servers and 21X scaling of storage resources let customers tailor solutions to meet their current needs and add additional capabilities later as demands change.

–High parallelism, low SQL read latencies, and up to 2,880 GB/sec of analytics throughput with 40 PB of HCC compressed databases let organizations run transaction processing, analytics, machine learning, and other database workloads fast, efficiently, and with lower costs.

–Flexible subscription pricing with online consumption scaling lets customers tightly control costs and meet peak requirements without interrupting operations.

–Oracle Operator Access Control lets customer IT teams address concerns about remote management by authorizing, limiting, monitoring, and controlling all remote infrastructure management.


On-premises performance, scale, and availability for Oracle Database

Oracle Exadata Database Machine lets customers meet the needs of growing on-premises workloads with the highest performance, scale, and availability for transaction processing, analytics, AI Vector Search, and in-database machine learning workloads. By consolidating database workloads of all scale and criticality on a single system, customers reduce the amount of infrastructure they need, reduce administration, and lower costs.

Features

–Bring AI to your data with Oracle Database 23ai on Exadata Database Machine with Exadata System Software 24ai. New AI Vector Search, JSON Relational Duality, and other innovations make it easy to add innovative capabilities to existing applications and develop new ones.

–An integrated, full-stack solution with built-in high availability and monthly patching lets IT teams reduce system management while improving security.

–Starting configurations with 384 database processing cores, 192 SQL processing cores in storage servers, 135 GB/sec of analytics throughput, and 30.72 TB capacity optimized flash drives meet the combined Oracle Database processing needs of many organizations.

 

–Scaling up to single-rack or multirack systems with flexible numbers of database and storage servers per rack meets the database consolidation needs of virtually any organization.

–Unique capabilities, such as SQL query offload to intelligent storage servers and automatic indexing, let customers scale application performance with minimal tuning by DBAs.

–Support for virtually any data type, workload, and development style lets developers focus on innovation instead of integration, creating new data and event-driven applications or adding capabilities to current ones without the need for extensive external capabilities.

The full power of Oracle Exadata Database in Microsoft Azure

Oracle Database@Azure lets organizations run workloads where they choose, modernize and innovate with Oracle and Azure services, and simplify cloud purchasing and management. Customers combine Azure services of their choosing with Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Exadata Database Service, OCI services that are deeply integrated with and colocated in Azure data centers, achieving high performance, scale, and availability for their Oracle Database workloads.

Features

–The same Oracle Database performance and scale as delivered in OCI using Oracle Exadata infrastructure

–Pricing and feature parity with OCI, including Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Database 23ai, and AI Vector Search

–Achieve high availability with Gold Maximum Availability Architecture validation between multiple availability zones in the same Azure data center.

–Bring AI to your data with Oracle Database 23ai on Exadata Database Service with Exadata System Software 24ai. New AI Vector Search, JSON Relational Duality, and other innovations make it easy to add innovative capabilities to existing applications and develop new ones.

 

–The simplicity, security, and latency of a single operating environment within Azure, including federated identity and access management for database services with Microsoft Entra ID

–Oracle Database service logs, metrics, and events available directly in Azure to simplify monitoring and troubleshooting

–The ability to purchase through Azure Marketplace with current Azure commitments and use current Oracle Database licenses and unlimited license agreements

 

Deutsche Bank adopts Exadata Cloud@Customer for big cost savings

“Oracle fits into [our] strategy and complements our existing journey. There will be applications staying in the on-premises world, and we need to invest in simplifying them. It fully supports our cloud strategy, supports consuming technology as a service, and comes with significant financial benefits.”

Bernd Leukert
Head of Technology, Data and Innovation, Deutsche Bank

Guitar Center improves performance more than 30% and enjoys greater adaptability using Exadata Database Service

“With OCI and its Exadata Database Service, we’re able to operate a highly connected, distributed cloud environment without needing to replatform our core systems. We’ve improved the efficiency of our systems and expect to be able to realize cost savings of more than 40%—while delivering new services and experiences to our customers.”

Ravi Balwada,
CTO, Guitar Center

Samsung SDS innovates with 300 Oracle Exadata systems

“We have implemented nearly 300 Exadata systems for our customers in manufacturing, financial services, construction and engineering, and public and private sector services. Aligning with our digital innovation strategy and our journey to enterprise cloud, we have now adopted the first Exadata Cloud@Customer in one of our data centers and look forward to deploying Oracle Autonomous Database.”

Dr. WP Hong
CEO, Samsung SDS

FedEx moves accounts receivable system to Oracle Cloud and Exadata Database Service

“I’m glad we made the decision to move the Oracle E-Business Suite instance to OCI. It’s one of the best decisions I have been part of in my 23 years at FedEx.”

Rajesh Singh
Vice President of IT, FedEx

TIM Brasil implements a multicloud architecture with databases running on Oracle Exadata Database Service

“We are undergoing an important cloud transformation to improve our environmental, social, and governance practices. Using a multicloud strategy, we are the first carrier in Brazil to move 100% of our workloads to the cloud. It includes moving our customer billing system, our CRM and VMware workloads to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.”

Pietro Labriola
CEO, TIM Brasil

LALUX innovates and maintains data sovereignty using Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer

“We were dealing with Solvency II, cloud guidelines IT governance, GDPR, and more. Staying compliant with these rules consumes an important part of the budget and workload at the expense of innovation projects. However, a generation of new technology, especially around data, represents a huge opportunity for LALUX as an innovation enabler.”

Vincent Arnal
Head of IT Department, LALUX

Exadata use cases

  • Improve customer experiences with semantic search

    Add similarity search of structured or unstructured data to existing applications and help LLMs deliver more accurate and contextually relevant results with retrieval-augmented generation (RAG).

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  • Deliver a database cloud in enterprise data centers

    Simplify private database clouds and increase developer productivity with Exadata Database Service and Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer.

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  • Run mission-critical apps at the speed of business

    Run Oracle and third-party, packaged applications faster and at lower costs with increased transaction processing and reporting performance.

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  • Generate new insights

    Operate data warehouses faster and gain new insights with Oracle Exadata—on-premises or in OCI.

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  • Consolidate databases for greater efficiency and lower costs

    Run the automated Exadata Database Service and fully managed Autonomous Database on the same Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer, increasing consolidation efficiency while reducing both management and consumption costs.

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  • Accelerate multicloud architectures

    Take advantage of the best of multiple clouds by combining Microsoft Azure services with high performance Oracle Database services from OCI using Oracle Database@Azure.

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May 2, 2024

Announcing Oracle Database 23ai General Availability

Dom Giles, Oracle Distinguished Product Manager

Oracle Database 23ai represents the next long-term support release of the Oracle Database, with a significant focus on AI, developer productivity, and mission-critical reliability. Explore technical details of key features like AI Vector Search, JSON Relational Duality, Property Graph, Globally Distributed Database, and True Cache.

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