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Oracle beefs up hardware for its cloud database workloads with X9M

Oracle beefs up hardware for its cloud database workloads with X9M
21 Apr, 2022
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Oracle has announced the general availability of the Oracle Exadata Cloud infrastructure X9M, which is the company’s latest hardware iteration to run database workloads, across 37 cloud regions globally, including India.

Oracle’s Exadata is a combined hardware and software platform that is run mostly by Intel’s X86-64 processors as they are most suitable for it. It also utilises NVMe flash and runs on Infiniband as its networking communications standard.

“Autonomous Database and Exadata Database Service uniquely provide stock exchange-level performance, availability, and security transparently to all apps,” said Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, Mission-Critical Database Technologies, Oracle.

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The X9M is built to run Oracle’s Autonomous/Oracle Exadata Database services, which the company said will help enterprises to run workloads faster, will help to scale workloads according to needs and can be run at lower costs compared to previous generations, more specifically the X8M.

The X9M was first announced by the company back on October 2, 2021, by Juan Loaiza, the EVP of Oracle Mission Critical Database Technologies.

The X9M, at its core, will consist of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, a composite database server machine that uses Oracle database software. According to Oracle, The X9M will provide online transaction processing workloads (OLTP) in the cloud with 2.5 times more database cores and 87% more OLTP input/output operations per second.

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“Customers will have deployment flexibility with the new generation platform basis their preference including on-premise, cloud@customer for hybrid or Exadata Cloud as a Service for the public cloud” pointed out Srikanth Doranadula, Vice President - Hybrid Cloud Systems, Oracle India.

Apart from better processing power, customers can run analytics faster and with larger data sets, with Oracle claiming 80% more scan throughput and 28% more capacity for workloads than the X8M.