Oracle Updates Middleware Platform

Oracle announced Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2, the second hardware generation of the company's flagship engineered system for running business applications. Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is hardware and software engineered together to provide extreme performance, reliability and scalability for Java, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Applications, Re-hosted CICS/IMS TP and other business applications, while delivering lower TCO, reduced risk, higher user productivity and one-stop support.

The new Oracle Exalogic X3-2 builds on the recent release of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0. Oracle Exalogic is designed to accelerate the functionality of Oracle's Fusion Middleware product portfolio, which includes Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence, Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Tuxedo products.

The new release supports up to a 60x increase in application deployment density, Oracle says, through the combination of hardware-assisted Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV), server virtualization and increased physical RAM (up from 2.9 TB in the X2-2 to 7.7 TB in the new X3-2 Full Rack configuration)

Exalogic X3-2 also runs on the latest Intel Core (Sandy Bridge) Xeon processors, which helps it delivers better application performance than the original Oracle Exalogic X2-2, and incorporates 33 percent more CPU cores per configuration, increasing from 360 to 480 in an Oracle Exalogic Full Rack.

Oracle Exalogic X3-2 incorporates Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0, and comes with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c management system right inside the box, for “single pane of glass” management, from application to disk.

For more information, visit the Oracle website.