Oracle released the latest iteration of its Exadata Cloud Service today, providing users with increased database scale and performance.
The updated Exadata Cloud Service X8M is set to be generally available later this month, the vendor said.
Exadata Database Machine is Oracle’s purpose-built database hardware server platform, while the Exadata Cloud Service makes Exadata systems available on a consumption basis in the Oracle cloud.
The Redwood City, Calif. tech giant first introduced the Exadata X8M hardware in September 2019. Now Oracle has rolled out X8M across 26 global cloud regions on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform.
The Exadata X8M hardware uses Intel Optane persistent memory to enable more data to reside in-memory, providing faster access to data. The X8M also gets advanced connectivity capabilities including 100 gigabit remote direct memory access (RDMA) over Converged Ethernet. With the updated Exadata Cloud Service, the X8Ms are helping to enable a new level of scalability for database workloads in the cloud. According to Oracle, a database workload running on Exadata Cloud Service X8M can have up to 25 petabytes of capacity spanning up to 4,600 CPU computing cores.
Accelerating workloads with Exadata Cloud Service
“Enterprises know they need to run more efficiently,