Published On: Wed, Jun 11th, 2014

Oracle introduces new, Highly Optimized x86 Servers


Oracle has announced the latest line – up entailing workload-specific, followed by enterprise-class servers, the Sun Server X4-4 and Sun Server X4-8. Co-engineered with Oracle software, these servers takes account of elastic computing features, maximizing performance by way of adapting to different workload demands in real time.

The Sun Server X4-4 is designed precisely for business intelligence, analytics as well as server consolidation, despite the fact that the Sun Server X4-8 is the best x86 platform for Oracle Database In-Memory option and scale-up applications, Oracle’s x86 servers are key building blocks for Oracle Engineered Systems.

Oracle’s Sun Server X4-4 and Sun Server X4-8 are the first and only systems to afford exclusive elastic computing features in the hardware, which dynamically adapts to workload specific requirements to make the most of system utilization and improve efficacy.

Braced with Oracle’s x86 elastic computing capabilities — achieved by bringing about the server design founded on Intel Xeon Processor E7-8895 v2 with Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux — patrons from their part can configure these systems to dynamically optimize for core count or core performance to support optimal performance for a given workload.

The Sun Server X4-8 is ideal for running Oracle Database and, when pooled with the Oracle Database In-Memory option, can speed up query processing by allowing even more of the database to be memory-optimized.

The Sun Server X4-4 is well suited for applications necessitating large memory footprint virtual machines and is ideal for running real time analytics software.

The new servers optimize valuable data center space and are able to accomplish extreme memory and I/O requirements for mission-critical workloads. The systems also offer excellent performance for virtualization and high density, clustered computing in enterprise cloud environments.

Oracle’s x86 servers, Oracle Solaris, Oracle Linux and Oracle VM are engineered, tested, arrayed and supported together, offering ideal reliability, availability besides serviceability.

“The Sun Server X4-4 and Sun Server x4-8 further Oracle’s goal of simplifying IT and significantly reducing operating expenses for our customers by delivering products that are best for Oracle Database In-Memory Option and business analytics,” alleged Ali Alasti, senior vice president, Hardware Development, Oracle.  Informing that – “Through close collaboration with Intel, we are the first to announce servers based on the new Intel Xeon E7-8895 v2 processors and the first with unique capabilities that allow customers to dynamically address different workloads in real time.”

“The Intel Xeon processor E7-8895 v2, in conjunction with specialized Oracle software, combines the capabilities of the three highest performing processors in the Intel Xeon processor E7 v2 family into a single, adaptable processor. Oracle’s new four and eight socket servers can simplify the process of determining system configurations and purchasing while allowing dynamic repurposing of assets,” held Shannon Poulin, VP and GM Datacenter Marketing Group, Intel Corporation.

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Oracle introduces new, Highly Optimized x86 Servers