Oracle Unveils New Database Appliance L and HA Models

Oracle has introduced new versions of the Oracle Database Appliance, which the company says is designed to save time and money by simplifying deployment, maintenance, and support for database solutions.

“Oracle Database Appliance offers a path to cloud, future-proofing your investment,” said Karen Sigman, vice president, Platform Business Group, Oracle.

Integrating software, compute, storage and network resources the appliances provide database services for custom and packaged OLTP, in memory databases and data warehousing applications.

 “In June, we announced the Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S and M models. And on October 11th, we expanded support of those models to include all versions of the Oracle Database Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition,” said Sigman.

“With a range of models designed for single-instance database to full consolidation and high-availability, you can choose the model that best meets your needs. If you’re an Oracle Database Enterprise Edition customer, you can benefit from substantial cost advantages with the capacity-on-demand licensing option,” said Sigman, noting, “We’re also announcing new Oracle Database Appliance L and HA models, and all-flash models, which means better performance and reliability.”

The Oracle Database Appliance X6-2L is engineered as a single 2U rack-mountable server that provides the performance benefits associated with the latest generation Intel Xeon processors and NVM Express (NVMe) flash storage. The Oracle Database Appliance X6-2L also incorporates NVMe flash storage to increase database performance and system reliability. Database workloads can realize a significant improvement in input/output operations per second (IOPS) and bandwidth while achieving low latency and CPU overhead with NVMe flash storage over similar systems configured with conventional SAS solid-state drives.

The Oracle Database Appliance X6-2-HA hardware is a 6U rack-mountable system containing two Oracle Linux servers and one storage shelf. The appliance runs Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, and customers have the choice of running single-instance databases as well as clustered databases utilizing Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) or Oracle RAC One Node for “active-active” or “active-passive” database server failover.

For more details about the Oracle Database Appliance X6-2L, go here, and for more about the Oracle Database Appliance X6-2-HA, go here.