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Oracle Upgrades Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine


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Oracle has introduced Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4, designed to deliver high-performance analytics for business intelligence and enterprise performance management applications. Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 is a complete solution featuring updated hardware, an enterprise business intelligence platform, and in-memory analytics software, pre-integrated to enable a lower total cost of ownership.

The new release features upgraded hardware powered by four Intel Xeon E7-8895 v2 series processors, customized by Intel for Oracle Engineered Systems. This processor can dynamically scale the frequency and number of cores with Oracle software to maximize performance to address business analytics workloads that demand faster single threaded performance as well as large levels of parallelism.
 
The Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 now supports up to 3 TB of memory, 4.8 TB of PCI Flash and 7.2 TB of hard disks—increasing capacity in every dimension.
 
In addition, Oracle Database In-Memory is now certified for all Oracle Exalytics configurations. Combined with up to 3 TB of memory available per machine, entire reporting data marts can be cached in memory and provide fast analysis without forklift upgrades.

Oracle continues to invest in Exalytics In-Memory Software, providing several Oracle Essbase in-memory features, including patented lockless algorithms, Oracle Exalytics-specific thread pool and resource management, and background multiuser write that helps dramatically improve overall Oracle Essbase performance and scalability.

Exalytics X4-4 also provides support for the latest releases of Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, Oracle Real-Time Decisions, Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database and Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management.

"The pace of business continues to accelerate and with it comes the need to uncover business insights rapidly," said Balaji Yelamanchili, senior vice president, analytics and performance management products, Oracle. "Oracle's Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4 with enhanced capacity and greater memory represents a flexible foundation on which organizations can base their analytics needs in order to benefit from extreme performance and a compelling business user experience."

More information is available from Oracle about the Exalytics In-Memory Machine X4-4.


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