System News
5 Mar 2012
Oracle Announces Exalytics In-Memory Machine, Business Intelligence Foundation Suite
Coupled with Times Ten In-Memory Database In-Memory Proves a Powerful Tool

Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine and Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite are now available. Oracle Exalytics features Oracle’s Sun Fire server with 1 Terabyte of RAM, powered by the Intel Xeon processor E7-4800 with 40 processing cores, 40 Gb/s InfiniBand, 10 Gb/s Ethernet connectivity, and Integrated Lights Out Management. BI Foundation Suite features 87 new product capabilities and enhancements including visualizations, contextual interactions, performance and scale improvements, optimizations for Oracle Exalytics, and simplification for end users, developers and administrators. Oracle Exalytics is suited for use in heterogeneous IT environments, and can access and analyze data from Oracle or third-party data sources.
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9 Mar 2012
A New and Improved Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software Released as Version 2.0
Includes Application Isolation, Layer 7 App Traffic Management, Improved Exabus Implementation

There are several important improvements featured in Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software Version 2 that Cristobal Soto draws attention to in his post. These include:

  • Layer 7 application traffic management software component called Oracle Traffic Director
  • Support for secure application isolation using InfiniBand Partitions
  • Improved Exabus implementation

Soto observes that, as of February 16, 2012, customers running existing Exalogic X2-2 systems at any previous EECS patch level will also be able to update their systems to EECS 2.0 via an upgrade kit expected to be released shortly.
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