Oracle has announced the general availability of Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 that provides up to twice the performance and supports over four times the storage as compared to the original Oracle Database Appliance.
Customers can instantly grow their data volumes by simply connecting a Storage Expansion Shelf – no administration required.
Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 optionally features a Virtualized Platform, which is built on Oracle VM, enabling ISVs to package and ship a complete solution-in-a-box. The solution provides a flexible and scalable platform that enables organizations to ensure performance and minimize license spend by automatically pinning the database and application VMs to specific cores and maximize value by paying only for capacity used by database and applications
With the addition of virtualization support, customers can quickly deploy complete, highly available solution appliances to remote branch office locations where IT footprint and skills may be a challenge. The Oracle Database Appliance Virtual Platform reduces software licensing requirements by leveraging Oracle VM’s unique hard partitioning capabilities. It also extends pay-as-you-grow software licensing to all Oracle software.
Oracle Database Appliance is a complete package of software, server, storage and networking engineered for simplicity and high availability to help customers and partners take advantage of the world's most popular database. By simplifying deployment, maintenance and support of database workloads, the Oracle Database Appliance helps businesses of all sizes reduce their risk while saving time and money managing their valuable data and applications.
With built-in one-button deployment, patching and database provisioning, simplified VM management and automatic phone home capabilities, the Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 reduces cost, resource and skills required to build and maintain a highly-available database system.
The Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 extends rapid deployment and simplified usability to: enterprises and partners by streamlining deployment and management via pre-configured Oracle VM Templates for Oracle Database, Oracle WebLogic Server, and some Oracle Applications.
Additionally, Oracle upgraded the Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 hardware with 512 GB of memory, 18 TB SAS disk storage and 800 GB flash to enhance performance for online transaction processing (OLTP) and data warehousing.