Oracle Launches Exadata X4 With Upto 100% Db I/Os Per Sec

Oracle unveiled Exadata’s fifth generation flagship database appliance, Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4, stating that it has tremendously increased the speed performance, increased capacity, and improved the efficiency and quality of service for the database operations.

According to the announcement, Exadata X-4 provides an increase of upto 100% in database I/Os per second and storage capacity increases between 33 and 100 percent. An ensured quality of service  providing end-to-end data to data servers, through network adapters and network switches, to storage even in the complex and varying consolidated environments.

This new release also focuses on the database consolidation; with this customer can carry majority of their Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) databases in flash. Data Warehousing has also been designed to simplify the database challenges. Exadata X4 is compatible with earlier generations of hardware along with 12c and 11gR2 Oracle databases.

According to Oracle’s current price list a full-rack Exadata X-4 machine costs for $1,100,000, whereas half-rack costs for $625,000, quarter-racks cost $330,000 and eighth-rack configuration cost $220,000. These figures are only for the machine, Oracle software licenses will cost you extra.

According to Oracle’s CEO Larry Ellison, customers who go for license, the in-memory option will only need to "flip a switch" and instantly get the impious performance improvements.