Oracle Launches Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4

Dec 16, 2013 (Mon): Oracle Corporation, the world’s leading IT solution provider, today released its fifth generation database machine, Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4, which features across the board improvements with a focus on improving performance and quality of service for Online Transaction Processing (OLTP), Database as a Service (DBaaS), and Data Warehousing.

This latest release will help customers to streamline operations and take advantage of business critical data with enhanced uptime and efficiency.

“Enterprise data center managers are often burdened with the complexity and cost associated with managing data in siloed environments,” said Carl Olofson, research vice president at IDC. “Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4 aims to provide database administrators a single, centralized and automated environment to manage databases.”

Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4 marks the fifth generation of Oracle Exadata, which was launched in 2008. Today, there are thousands of Oracle Exadata Database Machine’s powering the largest businesses worldwide, running a wide variety of mission critical workloads including petabyte data warehouses, real-time OLTP, business applications, global scale e-commerce, and online financial trading.

“Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the best platform on which to run the Oracle Database and the X4 release extends that value proposition,” said Oracle President Mark Hurd. “As private database clouds grow in popularity, the strengths of Oracle Exadata around performance, availability and quality of service set it apart from all alternatives.”

The extreme performance and capacity of Oracle Exadata easily allows hundreds of databases to be consolidated in a Database as a Service architecture into a single rack, enabling greatly reduced costs and improved agility. To further ensure that consolidated environments deliver consistent and predictable performance, Oracle Exadata now has the unique ability to transparently prioritize requests as they flow from database servers, through network adapters and network switches, to storage, and back.

Oracle Exadata’s enhanced hardware is fully compatible and interoperable with previously released Oracle Exadata Database Machines, enabling customers with existing machines to easily expand with the newest system. Additionally, the new Oracle Exadata software supports all previous generation Oracle Exadata hardware systems and also supports both Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database 11g Release 2.

Author: Terry KS

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