Oracle CEO Larry Ellison announced what the company is calling "the world’s first integrated middleware machine", Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is an integrated hardware and software system engineered, tested, and tuned by Oracle to run Java and non-Java applications. The machine provides a complete cloud application infrastructure, consolidating a wide range of Java and non-Java application types and workloads to meet demanding service-level requirements.
Building on the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud combines 64-bit x86 processors, an InfiniBand-based I/O fabric and solid-state storage with the Oracle WebLogic Server, other enterprise Java Oracle middleware products and a choice of Oracle Solaris or Oracle Linux operating system software.
The software has been tuned to exploit the I/O fabric in the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud machine in order to deliver performance results 10x better than a standard application server configuration.
Engineered for large-scale, mission-critical deployments, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud provides the foundation for enterprise-class multi-tenancy or cloud applications. It can support thousands of applications with differing security, reliability, and performance requirements – making it an ideal platform for enterprise-wide data center consolidation.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud accelerates the performance of the entire Oracle Fusion Middleware product portfolio and also increases the performance of applications running on Oracle WebLogic Server with either Oracle Linux or Oracle Solaris 11.
The machine is also optimized for integration with Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Real Application Clusters and the Oracle Exadata Database Machine.
Any Oracle Applications including: the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s Siebel CRM, Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle’s JD Edwards and Oracle’s industry specific business applications will run on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud transparently, without needing any modifications.