Cloud applications and platform services company, Oracle, has expanded its Database Appliance
portfolio. The new release will be combining the performance and reliability of its Engineered Systems
and is positioned for small and medium enterprises and mid-market organizations.
According to Oracle, the engineered systems are designed and pre-integrated to reduce the cost and complexity of IT infrastructures while increasing productivity and performance. It eliminates the need for data to move between layers of infrastructure while increasing resource efficiency and reducing downtime. The database appliance is a combination of hardware and software solution within its Engineered System family. It provides a solution that has hardware, storage, networking and software required to build an available, efficient and clustered database server.
How does the Database Appliance work for SMEs?
According to Oracle, the new Database Appliance will provide a bridge between on-premise systems and the cloud. As organizations seek opportunities to transition to the cloud, with the new release, they can connect their Oracle Database Appliances (ODA) to the Oracle Cloud
and can seamlessly back up their data automatically. The Oracle Database Appliance has been designed to run single-instance databases, database consolidation of multiple databases, and high-availability designs.
Oracle claims that its portfolio of database appliances, like all Oracle Engineered Systems, enables organizations to simplify their journey to the cloud. Customers can backup or archive their critical data, and move their workloads to the Oracle Cloud whenever needed. Central to these new versions of the ODA is support for the Oracle Database Standard Edition and Oracle Database Enterprise Edition.
“We’re excited to bring the power, simplicity and capabilities of Oracle’s Engineered Systems in at a price point that allows every organization to save time and money. With the family of database appliances, Oracle offers built-in expertise for single-instance database and high-availability deployments, while providing a bridge between on-premise systems and the cloud, enabling all of our customers to capitalize on their investment,” says Jim Gargan, Senior Vice President, Oracle Converged Infrastructure.
Added features for SMEs
The expanded portfolio will have a starting price of $18,000 for new, entry-level database appliance for single or small database instances. It will be reducing time to value as it claims that clients can deploy it in 30 minutes. It hosts the NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory) Flash drives for optimum performance and reliability. Its integration with Oracle Cloud allows businesses to backup and archive their critical data as well as migrate workloads to the cloud when ready.
“Since Oracle owns the entire stack, its systems are fully hardware-software integrated, pre-tested, and optimized from silicon to applications. They are quickly deployed, extend smoothly to Oracle’s cloud, and the various systems seem to work well together. The latest family members, Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S and X6-2M, should help small and medium-sized businesses put a fully operational entry-level Oracle database in place – apparently no screwdrivers required,” says Peter Rutten, Analyst, IDC Computing Platforms Group.