Oracle launched sixth generation Exadata Database in 2015
Oracle (ORCL) introduced Exadata database as a service (or DBaaS) and Exalogic middleware as a service to enhance database and application processing. The company introduced Exalytics for the business intelligence space to handle and analyze big data. These big data appliances, as the below presentation shows, combine both hardware and software, which are built and designed with the aim to simplify the IT infrastructure, control costs, and improve speed as well as productivity.
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Oracle launches Exadata X5
In late January 2015, Oracle unveiled the sixth generation Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Exadata X5. Oracle executive chairman of the board and chief technology officer, Larry Ellison, led the launch. Exadata is Oracle’s database management system (or DBMS) engineered system. SAP’s (SAP) HANA, an in-memory computing appliance, is another leading player in the business intelligence and analytics market.
Exadata X5’s improved features
Exadata X5, based on Intel (INTC) Haswell technology, includes an increased core count of up to 18 cores. This technology provides a considerable increase in data throughput (in GB per second), bandwidth and build-to-scale. Exadata X5 has faster InfiniBand to speed up online transaction processing (or OLTP) with upgraded software drivers and DRAM memory. Flash is also present in the Exadata X5 High Capacity Storage Server. Customers have the option to mix flash and HDD or have an all-flash Exadata configuration.