Oracle releases Exadata X4 with optimizations for data warehousing
Support Quote”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.”
We have just announced the release of the fifth-generation of our flagship database machine: Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4. This latest release introduces new hardware and software to accelerate performance, increase capacity, and improve efficiency and quality-of-service for enterprise data warehouse deployments.
Other key highlights are:
1) Improved workload management
We are using a new generation of InfiniBand network protocols to ensure that network-intensive workloads such as reporting, batch and backups do not delay response-time sensitive interactive workloads. Which is great news for IT teams that have to define and manage service level agreements.
2) Bigger flash cache for even faster performance
3) Hardware driven compression/decompression
A feature that is unique to Exadata is the Flash Cache Compression. This transparently compresses database data into flash using hardware acceleration to compress and decompress data with zero performance overhead.
4) In-memory processing
5) Increased support for big data
The full press release is here: http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/2079925