During his opening keynote address at the Oracle OpenWorld, Larry Ellison, CEO of the company, announced the Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine – the latest generation of its Oracle Exadata Database Machines.
The Oracle Exadata X3 Database In-Memory Machine is part of the Oracle Cloud. It uses a combination of scale-out servers and storage, InfiniBand networking, smart storage, PCI Flash, smart memory caching, and Hybrid Columnar Compression to deliver performance and availability for Oracle Database Workloads.
Oracle Exadata X3-2 Database In-Memory Machine systems are available in a Full-Rack, Half-Rack, Quarter-Rack, and Eighth-Rack configuration. Oracle Exadata X3-8 Database In-Memory Machine systems are available in a Full-Rack configuration, and both X3 systems enable multi-rack configurations for virtually unlimited scalability. Oracle Exadata X3-2 and X3-8 Database In-Memory Machines are compatible with prior Exadata generations. Existing systems can also be upgraded with Oracle Exadata X3-2 servers.
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