Exadata Database Machine X8-2 – First look

Oracle announced the next-generation Oracle Exadata X8 with significant hardware and software enhancements in overall performance, storage capacity, network bandwidth, and automation. Exadata X7 delivers extreme performance and reliability to run the largest, most business-critical database workloads.

Exadata X8-2 quick glance:

  • Latest Intel Xeon (8260) Processors (2.4GHz) 2*24 cores per database server (384 core in a Full Rack)
  • Exadata X8 Capacity-on-Demand enables at least 14 cores per server
  • Delivers up to 60 percent faster throughput than previous models
  • NO changes in Database server Physical memory (upto 12TB in a full Rack)
  • Latest Intel Xeon (5218) Processors (2.3GHz) 2*16 cores per Storage server (448 core in a Full Rack)
  • NO increase in the capacity of Extreme Flash storage (716.8TB in a full Rack)
  • 40% increase in disk capacity (2352TB in a full Rack)
  • Exadata X8 introduces new Exadata storage option – Extended (XT) Storage Server
  • Each Exadata XT Storage Server includes twelve 14 TB SAS disk drives
  • A full rack Exadata X8-2 system has:
    • Raw capacity of 2.3 petabytes of disk storage & 358.4TB Flash
    • 720 terabytes of NVMe all-Flash storage
    • Raw capacity of 2.3 petabytes of disk storage & No flash
  • Additional network 2x 10/25 Gb optical Ethernet (client – optional)
  • Available in Oracle Public Cloud – Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service