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New Exadata X6 Database Machine Boosts Flash Performance, Storage Capacity, and OLTP
By apacciooutlook | Monday, December 03, 2018
REDWOOD SHORES, CA: ORACLE releases Exadata X6 database Machine, which delivers extreme performance for online transaction processing (OLTP), analytics and consolidated database workloads.
The Exadata X6 Database Machine offers the latest Intel Xeon processors, InfiniBand networking, scale-out Oracle Exadata Storage Servers with all-flash or disk plus flash storage, and Exadata’s Storage Server Software.
Memory performance with Shared Flash
Exadata X6 Database combines 3D V-NAND flash with database intelligence in storage to achieve throughput from shared flash. It achieves more than 300GB per second of data throughput per rack which is 10 times faster.
Oracle Exadata Boosts Storage Capacity
The High Capacity variant of Oracle Exadata X6 uses helium-filled 8TB disks to deliver more than 1.3 Petabyte of disk capacity per rack. In addition, integrated intelligent flash caching provides the performance of flash with the economics of disk capacity. The Extreme Flash (all-flash) variant of Oracle Exadata X6 provides more than 358TB of state- NVMe flashper rack, enabling capacity that exceeds the maximum capacity of available all-flash storage arrays, and the ability to scale to more than 6PB of flash with multiple racks.
Real Time OLTP
Two key constraints to OLTP (online transaction processing) scaling are random I/O bottlenecks and inter-node server coordination. The latest Exadata overcomes random I/O bottlenecks to achieve more than 5.6 million I/O operations per second per rack, outperforming all-flash storage arrays. And, to overcome inter-node server coordination issues, new Oracle Exadata InfiniBand-based algorithms, such as the Direct-to-Wire protocol and Smart Fusion Block Transfers, increase the speed of OLTP messaging by up to a factor of three.
OLTP is supported through Oracle Exadata’s full-stack integration for fast detection of failures, sub-second redirection of I/O around failing devices, and fast problem resolution, while its Database In-Memory fault-tolerance adds additional protection.
Exadata on the Cloud
Oracle offers the option of using Exadata via the Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service. The service offers all of the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition features and options and is available via metered or subscription licensing.
Oracle also releases new versions of several of its engineered systems. Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance incorporates the new X6 technologies to further enhance Oracle Database protection featuring completely automated recovery, restore, backup, and logging. Oracle SuperCluster M7, integrated with Oracle Exadata X6 storage servers, is an ideal platform for Oracle Database and application consolidation solutions, allowing customers to maximize the performance and availability of both databases and applications in a single engineered system.