Oracle Unveiled Exadata Database Machine X2-8

By Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

oracle_61371 Oracle’s new president Mark Hurd announced the new product line of the company, Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 at the Oracle’s user conference last week. Oracle Exadata Database Machine, version X2-8, a high-capacity system for online transaction processing, data warehousing and consolidated workloads. It is also described as a complete grid, or private cloud and provides 50% greater processing capacity. X2-8 deliveries start in the next 30-45 days.

Users will be able to query fully encrypted databases in a super fast way at hundreds of gigabytes a second because the decryption processing is moved from software into the Exadata hardware.

The core features of X2-8 are:

  • Two 8-socket database servers with a total of 128 Intel CPU cores and 2 terabytes of memory.
  • 14 Exadata Storage Servers with 168 Intel CPU cores and up to 336 terabytes of raw storage capacity.
  • Over 5 terabytes of Exadata Smart Flash Cache to cache frequently accessed data for extremely fast transaction response times and high throughput.
  • Multiple compression tiers to manage more data and reduce I/O requirements of OLTP and data warehousing data; 40 Gigabit InfiniBand internal connectivity.
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet external connectivity.
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