Oracle introduces Exadata X8M platform based new generation Oracle Exadata Cloud Service, available in October on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle Exadata X8M features Remote Direct Memory Access from databases to Intel Optane Persistent Memory in smart storage servers. It allows bypassing the OS, IO, and network software stacks.
New generation of Oracle Real Application Clusters
The new platform for Exadata Cloud Service also features a new generation of Oracle Real Application Clusters. It delivers enhanced application transparent database scale-out and high availability for all types of database workloads. According to the announcement, Oracle Databases deployed on Exadata Cloud Service X8M will be able to scale up to 4,600 CPU Cores, 44 TB DRAM, 96 TB persistent memory, 1.6 PB flash, and 25 PB of database capacity. Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, mission-critical database technologies, Oracle said,
“As an increasing number of organizations shift their important workloads to the cloud, they have found that many cloud databases have performance, availability and scaling limitations. With today’s announcement, Oracle enables customers to run any business-critical database workload, including the largest and most compute and memory-intensive workloads, with dramatically faster performance, higher scalability and elasticity, and lower costs than any other cloud provider. The new generation of Oracle’s Exadata Cloud Service is based on the proven Exadata platform that is already in use by 86 percent of the Fortune Global 100 to run their most demanding workloads.”