Oracle Solaris 11 Express is available on Oracle Exadata Database Machines X2-2 and X2-8, Oracle today announced.
Customers can take advantage of the mission-critical reliability, scalability, and security of Oracle Solaris to run their online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing and consolidated workloads on the x86-based Oracle Exadata systems.
With Oracle Exadata, Oracle Solaris customers can rapidly deploy an engineered system to manage the largest and most critical database applications, enabling them to run up to 10x faster with the rock solid stability that Oracle Solaris consistently delivers.
Oracle Exadata Running Oracle Solaris Delivers Powerful Combination
The combination of Oracle Exadata running Oracle Solaris offers customers:
• Continuous uptime with Oracle Solaris Predictive Self-Healing to diagnose, isolate, and help to recover from hardware and application faults;
The ability to safely analyze, tune, and troubleshoot applications on production systems with little or no performance impact with Oracle Solaris DTrace;
Up to 10x faster system updating and rebooting to help reduce planned downtime;
• Industry leading 10x average table compression for data warehouse data with Oracle Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression;
• Extremely fast transaction response times and high throughput with Oracle Exadata Smart Flash Cache for caching frequently accessed ‘hot’ data; and,
Dramatically improved performance and concurrency of queries by processing queries at the storage layer using Oracle Exadata Smart Scan to return only relevant rows and columns to the database server.
Oracle Solaris is the #1 Oracle Database deployment platform, providing mission-critical availability, security and performance.
Extreme Performance for Data Warehousing, OLTP and Consolidated Workloads
• Running Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software, Oracle Exadata provides the software, servers, storage and networking for all database requirements.
• Oracle Solaris Express 11 and Oracle Linux are preinstalled on the x86-based database servers. At system deployment, customers have the option of running either operating system on the database servers.
“Customers have eagerly awaited Oracle Exadata running Oracle Solaris,” said Tim Shetler, vice president of Product Management, Oracle. “Customers running Oracle Solaris environments can take advantage of Oracle Exadata in conjunction with their deep expertise and knowledge of Oracle Solaris systems to deliver extreme data warehousing and OLTP application performance.”
“Over the past year we’ve worked very closely with the Oracle Database and Oracle Exadata teams to enhance Oracle Solaris to deliver unmatched performance and availability for Oracle customers’ database workloads,” emphasized Markus Flierl, vice president Oracle Solaris Core Engineering. “Coupled with intensive system and patch testing, we offer an Oracle Solaris on Oracle Exadata Database Machine that’s highly robust and ready to deploy out-of-the-box.”
About Oracle Exadata
The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is the only database machine that provides extreme performance for both data warehousing and online transaction processing (OLTP) applications, making it the ideal platform for consolidating onto grids or private clouds. It is a complete package of servers, storage, networking, and software that is massively scalable, secure, and redundant. With Oracle Exadata Database Machine, customers can reduce IT costs through consolidation, manage more data on multiple compression tiers, improve performance of all applications, and make better business decisions in real time.
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