In a bid to cater to the needs of organisations, Oracle is preparing an on-premises version of its new Exadata cloud service.
is currently leading the industry with breakthrough technology that delivers extreme performance and the best price/performance for online transaction processing (OLTP), analytics and consolidated database workloads.
But Big Red had more in store for Oracle! It recently introduced a cloudy version of Exadata, its dedicated database appliance which itself scored a new release.
Bringing database on Intel Xeon processors
Earlier this month, Oracle released the Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine
, introducing game-changing performance, capacity and availability, all at no additional cost. It features the latest, fastest Intel Xeon processors, claiming to be the first and only database platform that combines leading-edge 3D V-NAND flash with database intelligence in storage to achieve near DRAM level throughput from shared flash.
“Oracle Exadata is used by four of the five biggest banks, telecoms, and retailers in the world because it delivers dramatically better OLTP, analytics and mixed workloads,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president of systems technologies, Oracle during the release of the Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine.
But what’s making headline in the seventh-generation appliance are the new Broadwell Xeons. A 22-core version is chosen to power the new machine. Also inside is support for eight-terabyte drives and Samsung’s 3D NAND
“The former, a veep of product management for systems at Oracle, means Exadata is getting denser in a good way: bigger drives mean you can get more database inside the box. The latter improves Oracle’s tiering story, thanks to its deep understanding of its own database and the ability to do tiering so finely that it can not only put a row into Flash but decompress it only when it lands in that storage tier,” said Tim Shetler, Vice President of Product Management at Oracle Corporation.
Strengthening its Data-as-a-Service capabilities
Oracle recently announced it signed an agreement to acquire Crosswise
, a provider of machine-learning based cross-device data which enables marketers and publishers to take benefit from cross-device advertising, personalisation and analytics. This addition further broadens the Oracle ID Graph to construct a complete view of consumers’ digital interactions across multiple devices.
Maintaining the same course, Oracle plans to incorporate a ‘look-good, feel-good’ quality on this new Exadata template using pay-as-you-go pricing even though it lives in your own bit barn. Working on hybrid cloud use cases, Oracle’s is benefiting from faster but cheaper Ethernet despite its ongoing use of InfiniBand ,which Big Red’s used since the first Exadata for connecting storage and servers.
Anticipating the success of its new project, Tim Shelter remarked, “The technology’s roadmap to 100Gbps will likely appear in the eighth-generation Exadata which will itself emerge once Xeons start using the Skylake architecture.”