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Oracle has set the bar extremely high for Exadata. We are designing a single hardware platform that is best for any class of Database Workloads. The hardware is identical for all workload types since high compute capacity, high network bandwidth, low latency, high IO throughput, and Flash help any workload. The software features vary by workload. For example Oracle has many Warehouse specific software features such as Bitmap indexing, integrated OLAP and Data Mining, etc.
Exadata allows easy expansion within and between racks. A quarter rack can be upgraded to a half rack. A half rack can be upgraded to a full rack. Two half racks can also be connected together to form the equivalent of a full rack. This is sometimes useful in data centers with weight or heat density restrictions. Once a full rack is deployed it can be increased in half rack size increments. For example a full rack grows to 1.5 racks, then to 2 racks, then to 2.5 racks. Equipment can be mixed across hardware generations. For example a half rack can be grown to a full rack using the next generation of servers to fill out the rack.
This is all about scale out. Scale outwards ! Exadata has much more compute, storage, and interconnect capacity than other systems on the market. An 8 rack Exadata system is equivalent to at least 30 racks of leading conventional products, and costs much less. To purchase equivalent compute and storage capacity using conventional equipment would cost over $100M (The price of a single IBM P595 taken from the TPC web site is about $4MM). The user data capacity is much larger after compression. Scales beyond 8 racks by using external InfiniBand switches
Eliminates the complexity of deploying a high performance database system. Database machines are tested in the factory and delivered ready to run. Because all database machines are the same, their characteristics and operations are well known and understood by Oracle field engineers and support. Each customer will not need to diagnose and resolve unique issues that only occur on their configuration. Performance tuning, and stress testing performed at Oracle is done on the exact same configuration that the customer has ensuring better performance and higher quality. Applications do not need to be certified against Exadata. Applications that are certified with Oracle Database 11.2 RAC will run against Exadata. Very few applications need to certify the storage subsystem underneath a database, and Exadata fundamentally is the Oracle Database with a very fast storage subsystem.
Example – Alignment of extents and buffers enable unbroken I/O through table, file, volume, network, OS, disk driver
Oracle believes that the Scaleable Grid architecture is the architecture of the future. It eliminates the long-standing tradeoff between high-end hardware platforms that are scaleable (up to a point) and available, but also very high cost due to low volume. Sometimes people think that because there is so much compute and storage in a database machine it must consume huge amounts of power. In fact the power consumption is not large. Maximum Power usage of a Full Rack Database Machine is 14KW, typical is 9.8 KW. A single high end SMP platform without storage or switches can consume well over 20 KW.
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ADF provides common binding that provides the same way to develop various UIs accessing various Services
Rel eases and metrics covering the last 18 months (prior to OOW 2010) Additional notes Siebel 8.1 & 8.2: 8.2 released under Controlled Availability until the planned date of Q4/2011 and is targeted for Public Sector customers. As of now we are still recommending customers upgrade to 8.1, which released in Nov 2009 (outside of our 18 month timeframe for this slide). 8.1: 22 new products, 366 enhancements 8.2: 14 new products, 103 enhancements, 9 industry-specific solutions CRM On Demand split for Release 17 and Release 18: Release 17: 4 new products, 493 enhancements (including customer-driven enhancements) Release 18: 6 new products, 338 enhancements (including customer-driven enhancements) JDE split for E1 and World: E1: 2 new products, 524 enhancements World: 1 new product, 305 enhancements PeopleSoft Enterprise: Total New Features: 1470 PeopleSoft 9.1 + PeopleTools 8.50: 1,350 Features PeopleTools 8.51: 115 Features PeopleSoft 9.1 Offcycle Features: 5 (ePerformance 9.1 (November 2009), Career and Succession Planning 9.1 (May 2010), eCompensation Manager 9.1 (May 2010), Recruiting 9.1 (August 2010), Project Summarization and Variance Pricing (May 2010)) Total New Products: 2 Event Management (in CRM 9.1) Service Center for Higher Education (in CRM 9.1) NOT Included: Career and Succession Planning – new sku on the price list, but was just repackaging of existing functionality to align with EBS packaging in this area. No new functionality delivered. Workforce Administration PIP – not part of the PSFT solution / stack, part of AIA Global Payroll Argentina – not a separate sku on the price list, part of the Payroll bundle IT Asset Management and Maintenance Management – new skus on the price list, but were just repackaging of formerly a single sku (Enterprise Asset Management) Workforce Communications – new sku on the price list, but shipped in February 2009 (so just outside of the 18 month window)