Oracle Launches Exadata X9M Platform For Faster OLTP And Analytics
Oracle rolled out the latest version of Exadata, the Oracle database execution platform, on Tuesday. The new Exadata X9M platforms are faster and more economical than previous generations.
Exadata platforms include on-premises, Oracle public cloud and Oracle Cloud @ customer hybrid offerings. The ability to run the same platform in the cloud, on-premises, or in hybrid environments sets it apart from the competition, Oracle says, as does the Rapid Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) it offers.
With the X9M, “we’re continuing to do what we’re really good at,” Juan Loaiza, Oracle executive vice president of critical database technologies, told reporters. That is, “increased performance, capacity, scaling benefits” while keeping the cost the same.
For starters, the X9M platforms improve OLTP performance by 70% over the previous generation, now with 27.6 million read I / Os per second and I / O latencies of less than 19 microseconds. Taking advantage of 32-core Intel Ice Lake processors, it has 33% more cores for data processing than the previous generation.
In terms of scan throughput, the X9M is 87% faster than the previous generation. To accelerate analytics applications, each rack delivers over 1TB / s of analytical analytics throughput and provides up to 576 processors in intelligent storage servers to handle low-level SQL queries, analytics, and algorithms machine learning.
The new platform is significantly more profitable. Oracle added 28% more storage capacity, 33% more cores, and 33% more memory capacity with no price change.
Exadata Cloud @ Customer X9M offers similar OLTP, analytics and cost enhancements. This includes up to 80% faster scan rates, 87% higher IOPS, and less than 19 microseconds SQL read latency. Superior performance at the same price reduces costs by up to 47% compared to previous generation systems.
Exadata Cloud @ Customer is significantly faster than the competition, Oracle says, claiming the X9M delivers 50 times more OLTP latency than Amazon RDS using all-flash storage and 110 times more OLTP latency than Microsoft Azure SQL. For analysis, Exadata Cloud @ Customer X9M offers throughput up to 25 times faster than Microsoft Azure SQL and up to 72 times faster than Amazon RDS.
Oracle’s stand-alone database is available through Exadata Cloud @ Customer and now supports small databases running fractional processors.
The cost and performance improvements are complemented by software improvements. For example, Oracle has automated multi-VM support for better consolidation and offers new maintenance planning.
Oracle is also rolling out new features on its Lossless Data Recovery Appliance, including synchronization between multiple recovery appliances to enable backup and recovery continuity during unplanned and planned outages.