Oracle Unveils Next-Generation Exadata X9M Platforms

Oracle has announced the availability of the Oracle Exadata X9M platforms, the latest version of its systems for running Oracle Database. The new Exadata X9M offerings include Oracle Exadata Database Machine X9M and Exadata Cloud@Customer X9M—a platform that runs Oracle Autonomous Database in customer data centers.

According to Oracle, today, 87% of the Global Fortune 100 and thousands of smaller enterprises rely on Oracle Exadata to run their business-critical workloads.

Next-generation Exadata X9M platforms accelerate online transaction processing (OLTP) with more than 70% higher IOPs rates and IO latencies of under 19 microseconds. They also deliver up to an 87% increase in analytic SQL throughput and machine learning workloads.

“For X9M we adopted the latest CPUs, networking, and storage hardware, and optimized our software to deliver dramatically faster performance,” said Juan Loaiza, executive vice president, mission-critical database technologies, Oracle. “Customers get the fastest OLTP, the fastest analytics and the best consolidation—all at the same price as the previous generation. No other platform, do-it-yourself infrastructure, database, or cloud service comes close to Exadata X9M performance, cost/performance, or simplicity.”

Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer X9M

Exadata Cloud@Customer X9M is faster than previous generations, with up to 80 % faster scan rates, 87% higher IOPS, and SQL read latency of less than 19 microseconds. Higher performance at the same price reduces costs by up to 47% compared to previous generation systems, while elastic storage expansion now offers up to 45% lower infrastructure costs for large-scale workloads. Operator Access Control provides customers with complete control over how their systems are remotely managed, increasing security in sensitive and regulated environments.

Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer X9M

Oracle Autonomous Database is now available on Exadata Cloud@Customer X9M. A key new enhancement is support for small databases running with fractional CPUs to enable agile, low-cost consolidation, application development, and testing. In addition, integration with Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance improves protection against data loss and ransomware cyber-attacks.

Customers can also benefit from advanced security features such as customer-managed encryption keys, and database-level Access Control Lists (ACL). Business-critical applications can now leverage simplified disaster recovery provisioning using cross-region Oracle Autonomous Data Guard, as well as Oracle GoldenGate for heterogeneous data replication and streaming data processing for real-time analytics.

Oracle Exadata Database Machine X9M—the Core Platform

The core Exadata X9M platform is built using a scale-out architecture that combines the latest Intel CPUs, Intel Optane persistent memory (PMem), and RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) to deliver up to 27.6M IOPS and sub 19 microsecond latency for OLTP.

To accelerate analytics applications, each Exadata X9M rack delivers over 1TB/sec of analytical scan throughput and provides up to 576 CPUs in intelligent storage servers to process low-level SQL queries, analytics, and machine learning algorithms.

To simplify IT operations, Exadata X9M allows any combination of OLTP, analytics, machine learning, in-memory and mixed workloads to complete faster and consume fewer resources. With 33% more database server CPUs and memory, as well as 28% more storage than previous generations, Exadata X9M customers can consolidate even more Oracle Databases on a single Exadata system, further reducing cost and complexity.

Oracle’s Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance X9M

In conjunction with the introduction of Exadata X9M Platforms, Oracle announced the availability of Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance X9M. The Recovery Appliance is purpose-built to protect Oracle Databases, featuring capabilities to recover databases with no data loss and automatically validate backups for assured database recoverability.

Oracle is also rolling out new Cyber Vault capabilities for reliably recovering from malware and ransomware attacks. The new Recovery Appliance version increases storage capacity by 30% and lowers entry-level pricing by 50%. New features include synchronization between multiple Recovery Appliances to enable backup and recovery continuity during unplanned and planned outages. In addition, support for long-term backup retention options include on-prem Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage.

To access Juan Loaiza’s Exadata global launch video, go to