Oracle Solaris 11 Express is now available on Oracle Exadata Database Machines X2-2 and X2-8, Oracle has announced. Customers can take advantage of the mission-critical reliability, scalability and security of Oracle Solaris to run their online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing and consolidated workloads on the x86-based Oracle Exadata systems.
With Oracle Exadata, Oracle Solaris customers can rapidly deploy an engineered system to manage the largest and most critical database applications, enabling them to run up to 10 times faster with the rock solid stability that Oracle Solaris consistently delivers.
The combination of Oracle Exadata running Oracle Solaris offers customers:
* Continuous uptime with Oracle Solaris Predictive Self-Healing to diagnose, isolate and help to recover from hardware and application faults.
* The ability to safely analyse, tune and troubleshoot applications on production systems with little or no performance impact with Oracle Solaris DTrace.
* Up to 10 times faster system updating and rebooting, to help reduce planned downtime.
* Industry leading 10 times average table compression for data warehouse data with Oracle Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression.
* Extremely fast transaction response times and high throughput with Oracle Exadata Smart Flash Cache for caching frequently accessed “hot” data.
* Dramatically improved performance and concurrency of queries by processing queries at the storage layer, using Oracle Exadata Smart Scan to return only relevant rows and columns to the database server.
Oracle Solaris is the number one Oracle Database deployment platform, providing mission-critical availability, security and performance.
Running Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Real Application Clusters and Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software, Oracle Exadata provides the software, servers, storage and networking for all database requirements.
Oracle Solaris Express 11 and Oracle Linux are pre-installed on the x86-based database servers. At system deployment, customers have the option of running either operating system on the database servers.
“Customers have eagerly awaited Oracle Exadata running Oracle Solaris,” says Tim Shetler, VP of product Management, Oracle.
“Customers running Oracle Solaris environments can take advantage of Oracle Exadata, in conjunction with their deep expertise and knowledge of Oracle Solaris systems, to deliver extreme data warehousing and OLTP application performance.”
“Over the past year, we’ve worked very closely with the Oracle Database and Oracle Exadata teams to enhance Oracle Solaris to deliver unmatched performance and availability for Oracle customers’ database workloads,” emphasises Markus Flierl, VP of Oracle Solaris core engineering.
“Coupled with intensive system and patch testing, we offer an Oracle Solaris on Oracle Exadata Database Machine that’s highly robust and ready to deploy out-of-the-box.”