Oracle Unveils Exadata Version 2, the First Database Machine for OLTP

The world’s first OLTP Database Machine has been unveiled by Oracle and Sun. The Exadata Database Machine Version 2, 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