Thursday, March 31, 2011

ORACLE EXADATA AND EXALOGIC



The world’s first integrated middleware machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, was announced recently by Oracle Chief Executive Officer, Larry Ellison.

However,  Oracle executives  recently gave a positive outlook to all of Oracle’s revenues. But there was much talk around Oracle Exadata and Exalogic, the company’s integrated database and middleware machines, respectively.

According to President Mark Hurd “The pipeline for Exalogic is building rapidly with customers building out their private clouds with both Exalogic and Exadata. Regarding Exadata sales in the last quarter.

Hurd added it was “pretty broad-based. There were a good number of quarter-racks in the quarter, which we look at as very positive in terms of seeing the future. We did see some adoption of (Exadata V2-8) in the quarter. it’s just good stuff. There is no secret here. The stuff works.”

Recently, Oracle Nigeria exhibited the Oracle Exalogic and Exadata to the Nigerian Market where stakeholders saw the importance of this machines.

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is the world‘s first engineered system specifically designed to provide enterprises with a foundation for secure, mission-critical private cloud capable of virtually unlimited scale, unbeatable performance, and previously unimagined management simplicity.

Exalogic is the ideal platform for applications of all types, from small-scale departmental applications to the largest and most demanding ERP and mainframe applications. While Exalogic is optimized for enterprise Java, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and Oracle‘s Fusion Applications, it is also an outstanding environment for the thousands of third-party and custom Linux and Solaris applications widely deployed today. Simply put, Exalogic is a giant step forward in realizing Oracle‘s vision for the datacenter of the 21rst century

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is an integrated hardware and software system engineered, tested, and tuned by Oracle to run Java and non-Java applications with extreme performance. The machine provides a complete cloud application infrastructure, consolidating the widest possible range of Java and non-Java application types and workloads and meeting the most demanding service-level requirements.

Building on the success of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud combines cutting-edge 64-bit x86 processors, an InfiniBand-based I/O fabric and solid-state storage with the market-leading 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.

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud comprises the latest high performance x86 hardware, the industry-leading Oracle WebLogic Server, and Exalogic software, all engineered by Oracle for maximum capability with minimum set-up. It is assembled, tested and tuned at the factory to dramatically reduce the time from machine delivery to fully operational application deployment.

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