Oracle Delivers New Oracle Exadata Database Machine
Redwood Shores, Calif.—Nov 4, 2015
Available today, the new Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5-8 is the latest in the X5 family of engineered systems. Oracle Exadata integrates hardware and software to deliver the highest performance database deployments at the lowest cost. Each Oracle Exadata X5-8 system offers up to 576 CPU cores, more than 1.3 petabytes of disk storage or 180 terabytes of ultra fast PCIe flash, and up to 24 terabytes of memory.
Oracle Exadata X5-8 is ideal for in-memory databases, large data warehouses, or demanding OLTP workloads. The high compute, storage and memory capacity of the Oracle Exadata X5-8 is designed for large-scale private cloud database initiatives, enabling large numbers of databases with varied workloads to be consolidated onto a single Exadata system, resulting in greatly reduced operational and management costs.
“Oracle Exadata X5-8 is an ideal platform for database cloud deployments as well as in-memory analytics, OLTP and mixed workloads,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle. “For the last several years, Oracle Exadata has been the platform of choice for running mission critical Oracle databases at thousands of customers, and X5-8 extends this value proposition.”
Key features of this hardware release include:
New Database Server: X5-8 updates the 8-socket database servers to use the latest and fastest eighteen-core Intel E7-8895 v3 processors, for a total of 144 cores per database server. The extra cores and updated architecture increase performance up to 25 percent.
Double Storage Server Capacity: High Capacity Storage Servers included in X5-8 Oracle Exadata Database Machines use 8TB SAS3 disk drives, doubling storage capacity over the prior X4-8 generation.
Oracle Exadata systems feature unique software capabilities that dramatically accelerate database performance and reduce cost. Oracle Exadata X5-8 ships with the latest Oracle Exadata software release (188.8.131.52.0) that provides the following new capabilities:
- IPv6 support for Ethernet networks
- Simpler management and better security using ExaCLI
- Improved Exadata storage statistics in AWR reports
- Reverse offload improvements
- Robustness and availability improvements
Oracle Exadata X5-8 is the new companion model to Oracle Exadata X5-2 and incorporates the same storage and networking capabilities of Oracle Exadata X5-2. Storage and compute can be elastically configured and expanded one server at a time to provide granular on-demand expansion at a lower cost. Elastic configurations enable customized Oracle Exadata Database Machines, such as Oracle Database In-Memory optimized systems or all-flash OLTP systems. Capacity-on-Demand pricing of the database software and the availability of Oracle VM virtualization enable additional flexibility, security and savings. Additionally, the new Oracle Exadata software supports previous-generation Oracle Exadata hardware systems and also supports both Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 databases.
Oracle Exadata systems provide customers with a cost-effective database consolidation platform delivered within their enterprise or in the Oracle Cloud. The combination of both on-premises and public cloud capabilities provides enterprises with the maximum flexibility in where to develop and run production database workloads all managed through a single pane of glass with Oracle Enterprise Manager.
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