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A Brief History of Exadata Time by Juan Loaiza


The full article is available in the 106th issue of the NoCOUG Journal.

“we leveraged our 20–30 years of database experience to determine what would be the ideal platform for running the Oracle database. That’s the thinking that produced the Exadata platform as we know it today.”

“Exadata V1 used HP hardware. Exadata V2 used Sun hardware. Oracle has always worked very closely with Sun, but of course, with Sun becoming a part of Oracle, our relationship became much closer. And, we had a very clear directive from Larry Ellison that engineered systems were critical to Oracle’s overall strategy, and that was understood by both the database and hardware teams. We quickly got all the cooperation, all the features, all the fixes, and all the improvements that we wanted from Sun. When you are a single company and the direction is set very clearly by the leadership, then the hardware and the software integration can advance much faster. If you are two different companies, there are always different priorities in the different companies and this slows down progress.”

When you are a single company and the direction is set very clearly by the leadership, then the hardware and the software integration can advance much faster. If you are two different companies, there are always different priorities in the different companies and this slows down progress.

“When Exadata V1 first launched, it was a purely disk-based system. We added Flash in V2, but still the focus was primarily on disks. We had a disk focus, with Flash for acceleration. The big change with Exadata X3 is that we’ve increased the Flash memory capacity very significantly: we’ve quadrupled the amount of Flash memory.”

“Exadata X3 has been designed to work really well for all types of applications, including OLTP, warehousing, mixed workloads, and cloud”

“what is available today with Exadata is really just the beginning. We’re no longer focused on making the basic platform work , we’re now primarily focused on value add—things like improving consolidation, improving performance, improving compression—increasing the value of all the Exadata technologies even farther.”

The full article is available in the 106th issue of the NoCOUG Journal.

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