Oracle Hardware: Exadata Database Machine
Exadata Database Machine
The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, making it the ideal platform for consolidating onto grids or private clouds. It is a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure, and redundant. With Oracle Exadata Database Machine, customers can reduce IT costs through consolidation, manage more data on multiple compression tiers, improve performance of all applications, and make better business decisions in real time.
Scalable Family of Oracle Exadata Database Machines
The introduction of Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8, which comes complete with two 8-socket database servers, 14 Oracle Exadata Storage Servers and InfiniBand switches, extends the family of Exadata Database Machines, offering customers an ideal consolidation platform for very large OLTP and Data Warehousing applications.
Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 (formerly known as V2) includes eight 2-socket database servers, 14 Oracle Exadata Storage Servers and InfiniBand switches, and is available in a choice of configurations that scale from a quarter rack to a full 42-unit rack.
- Extreme performance for data warehouses—Exadata Smart Scan improves query performance by offloading intensive query processing and data mining scoring to scalable intelligent storage servers
- Extreme performance for OLTP applications—Exadata Smart Flash Cache transparently caches 'hot' data to fast solid-state storage, improving query response times and throughput
- Extreme performance for consolidated workloads—Exadata's massively parallel grid is ideally suited for consolidating data warehousing and OLTP applications, and Exadata quality-of-service resource management capabilities ensure fast response times for all users