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Oracle Launches Exadata Cloud Service Update, Promises 50 Times Higher Speed Than AWS RDS


Oracle has just announced the new generation of its Exadata Cloud Service. The latest generation of service from the cloud services company is based on the Exadata X8M platform. The new service will help users accelerate transaction processing and data analytics workloads in the cloud in an unchanged manner, something that has proved to be tedious so far.

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Oracle is promising identical architecture across cloud and on-premises and says this will reassure users to move their demanding databases and workloads to the cloud sans any changes to applications. This promise will go a long way in convincing Oracle’s customers to move their databases and workloads to cloud as the company has stated most of its users have been hesitant regarding this migration so far. Oracle’s customers have been hesitant due to concerns regarding performance, scalability, and availability, among others.

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Coming back to the new generation Exadata Cloud Service X8M, the identical architecture will make the migration seamless for its users, as per Oracle. Oracle also says that X8M can run multiple workloads and data-types in a single converged Oracle Database, something that its competitors do not offer yet.

Juan Loaiza, the executive vice president of mission-critical database technologies at Oracle, talked about the new update and stated, “as an increasing number of organizations shift their important workloads to the cloud, they have found that many cloud databases have performance, availability and scaling limitations. With today’s announcement, Oracle enables customers to run any business-critical database workload—including the largest and most compute and memory-intensive workloads—with dramatically faster performance, higher scalability and elasticity, and lower costs than any other cloud provider. The new generation of Oracle’s Exadata Cloud Service is based on the proven Exadata platform that is already in use by 86 percent of the Fortune Global 100 to run their most demanding workloads.”

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Oracle Exadata X8M leverages Intel Optane Persistent Memory to bypass OS, IO, and network stacks to bring 2.5 times higher transaction processing IOs and 10 times better IO latency than previous generations. Oracle also compared its service to AWS RDS and stated Exadata X8 is 50 times faster than RDS.

Oracle also emphasized on the scalability aspect and said Exadata X8 can scale up to 4,600 CPU Cores, 96 TB persistent memory, 1.6 PB flash, and 25 PB of database capacity. As per Oracle, this CPU scalability bests Aurora and RDS by 25 times. Lastly, Oracle also emphasized the gains its users will make with the by-the-second pay-per-use price model, and users can also use the Database and Storage independently online as per their needs.

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