Oracle introduced Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5-8, the latest in the X5 family of engineered systems.
Each Oracle Exadata X5-8 system offers up to 576 CPU cores, more than 1.3 petabytes of disk storage or 180 terabytes of ultra fast PCIe flash, and up to 24 terabytes of memory.
Oracle said Exadata X5-8 is ideal for in-memory databases, large data warehouses, or demanding OLTP workloads. It is designed for large-scale private cloud database initiatives.
“Oracle Exadata X5-8 is an ideal platform for database cloud deployments as well as in-memory analytics, OLTP and mixed workloads,” said Juan Loaiza, senior vice president, Systems Technology, Oracle.
Key features of this hardware release include 8-socket database servers to use the latest and fastest eighteen-core Intel E7-8895 v3 processors, for a total of 144 cores per database server.
Other features include double storage capacity and capabilities to accelerate database performance and reduce cost.
Further, Oracle said Exadata X5-8 is the new companion model to Oracle Exadata X5-2 and incorporates the same storage and networking capabilities of Oracle Exadata X5-2.