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Oracle Unveils Exadata Version 2: The First Database Machine for OLTP


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The world’s first OLTP Database Machine was unveiled today by Oracle Chief Executive Officer, Larry Ellison; and Sun Executive Vice President John Fowler.
The Exadata Database Machine Version 2, made by Sun and Oracle, is the world’s fastest machine for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP).
Built using industry standard hardware components plus FlashFire technology from Sun, Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software Release 11.2, the Sun Oracle Database Machine Version 2 is twice as fast as Version 1 for data warehousing.
The Sun Oracle Database Machine goes beyond data warehousing applications with the addition of Exadata Smart Flash Cache based on Sun FlashFire technology to deliver extreme performance and scalability for online transaction processing (OLTP).
Exadata Version 2 is available in four models: full rack (8 database servers and 14 storage servers), half-rack (4 database servers and 7 storage servers), quarter-rack (2 database servers and 3 storage servers) and a basic system (1 database server and 1 storage server). All four Exadata configurations are available immediately.
With the Sun Oracle Database Machine, Oracle customers can store more than ten-times the amount of data and search data more than ten-times faster without making any changes to applications.
Hardware from Sun
Sun’s FlashFire memory cards enable high performance OLTP
80% Faster CPUs – Intel Xeon (Nehalem) processors
50% Faster Disks – 600 GB SAS Disks at 6 Gigabits/second
200% Faster Memory – DDR3 memory
125% More Memory – 72 Gigabytes per database server
100% Faster Network – 40 Gigabits/second InfiniBand
Raw disk capacity of 100 TB (SAS) or 336 TB (SATA) per rack
Software from Oracle
Features the world’s first flash-enabled database - Oracle 11g Release 2
Hybrid columnar compression for 10-50 times data compression
Scans on compressed data for even faster query execution
Storage Indexes to further reduce disk I/Os
Offloading of query processing to storage using Smart Scans
Smart scans of Data Mining models in storage servers
Applications running on the Sun Oracle Database Machine achieve up to 1 Million I/O Operations per Second to Flash Storage
Supporting Quote
“Exadata Version 1 was the world’s fastest machine for data warehousing applications,” said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. “Exadata Version 2 is twice as fast as Exadata V1 for data warehousing, and it’s the only database machine that runs OLTP applications. Exadata V2 runs virtually all database applications much faster and less expensively than any other computer in the world.”


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