Oracle Launches SuperCluster T5-8 Engineered System
July 3rd, 2013 By: John Rath
With no single point of failure and extreme performance improvements over the previous generation, Oracle (ORCL) launched the SuperCluster T5-8 engineered system. The T5-8 system is engineered with security, database and infrastructure-as-a-service capabilities, and zero-overhead virtualization using Oracle VM Server for SPARC. It integrates over 16 TB of high-performance flash storage along with up to 256 compute cores and terabytes of accelerated database storage.
“Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 runs Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic up to 10x faster than systems pieced together by costly integration projects,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. “The benefits of this virtualized system extend to any application that uses Oracle Database and Oracle WebLogic today, without changes, making this the world’s best enterprise mission critical consolidation platform. Oracle SuperCluster T5-8 can be applied with equal ease to problems of tremendous scale, or to transformative consolidation with impressive economics.”
The T5-8 is optimized for Oracle Database and Exalogic Elastic Cloud software with unique hardware acceleration. Built-in hardware encryption provides end-to-end data security. Oracle Enterprise Manager Ops Center makes it possible to rapidly configure, deploy, monitor and manage the most sophisticated and secure agile mission-critical service environments.
Oracle Database 12c
After making cloud announcements last week with Microsoft and Salesforce.com. Oracle announced Database 12c, a next-generation cloud database. The 12c edition provides a new multitenant architecture on top of a fast, scalable, reliable, and secure database platform. It simplifies the process of consolidating databases onto the cloud, thus enabling customers to manage many databases as one – without changing their applications.
Serving as the foundation of Oracle Public Cloud Services, 12c is optimized on SPARC and Intel Xeon processors, and adds 500 additional features. Oracle Database 12c includes more security innovations than any other previous Oracle database release.
“The innovations in Oracle Database 12c were developed with our customers’ cloud requirements very much in mind,” said Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president, Database Server Technologies, Oracle. “The new multitenant architecture makes it easier for customers to consolidate their databases and securely manage many as one. It also offers customers other capabilities for cloud computing such as simplified provisioning, cloning and resource prioritization without resorting to major application changes.”