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What Exactly Is Exalytics?


Published on Get access to a recording from our live webcast featuring Abhinav Banerjee from KPI Partners to help us understand how Exalytics fits into the Oracle BI & Hyperion EPM landscape.

Key Questions

What is Exadata?
What is Exalogic?
What is Exalytics?
How does Exalytics fit into the Oracle BI landscape?
What does Exalytics mean to me as a customer?

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What Exactly Is Exalytics?

  1. 1. What Exactly Is Exalytics? Abhinav Banerjee | BI Architect June 26, 2012 Start Here© KPI Partners Inc. Contact Us 510.818.9480 |
  2. 2. What Exactly Is Exalytics?① Exalytics At A Glance② The Exa Family③ Do We Need Exalytics?④ Hardware & Software⑤ TimesTen⑥ Performance MeasurementsWhat Exactly Is Exalytics? 2
  3. 3. Exalytics At A Glance What Exactly Is Exalytics? 3
  4. 4. Exalytics At A Glance “Exalytics is an Engineered BI Machine.” Designed for Oracle BI and EPM applications.What Exactly Is Exalytics? 4
  5. 5. Exalytics At A Glance  First BI appliance designed for Oracle BI and EPM applications.  A Single server optimized for in- memory analytics.  Speed of thought Analysis with simplicity.  Requires no application redesign or reengineering.  Part of Oracle’s “Exa” family.What Exactly Is Exalytics? 5
  6. 6. The Exa FamilyWhat Exactly Is Exalytics? 6
  7. 7. Oracle’s EXA Family EXADATA EXALOGICData Warehousing Enterprise Apps OLAP Analytics High Availability Sub-Second Response 7
  8. 8. The Exa Family  Pre-integrated optimized Oracle database platform.  Extreme performance for DW and OLTP.  Highly scalable and secure.  Intelligent technologies.  For DW – 10X query performance.  For OLTP – 10x more concurrent users.What Exactly Is Exalytics? 8
  9. 9. The Exa Family  World’s first engineered system for Java, Oracle or Enterprise applications.  Foundation for secure private cloud  Unlimited scale & unbeatable performance.  Pre-optimized and pre-configured servers and software.  A combination of state-of-art technologiesWhat Exactly Is Exalytics? 9
  10. 10. Do We Need Exalytics? What Exactly Is Exalytics? 10
  11. 11.  Multiple Vendors Support Issues Performance Challenges Replicated Data Too many servers User AcceptanceWhat Exactly Is Exalytics? 11
  12. 12.  Sub-second response time.  OBIEE with hardware acceleration and optimization.  Memory with optimization.  In-Memory Database (TimesTen)  Adaptive In-Memory Caching.  Columnar Compression.  Infiniband connectivity.  A plug and play architecture.KPI Partners Slide Template 12
  13. 13. Hardware & Software What Exactly Is Exalytics? 13
  14. 14. Hardware & Software Oracle’s Sun Fire X4470M2 server with 1 Terabyte of RAM 4 Intel Xeon processor E7- 4800 (40 cores). 2 (40 Gb/s InfiniBand and 10 Gb/s Ethernet) 6 * 600 GB Hard disks (3.6 TB) Integrated Lights Out Management An always On Service Processor A configuration of Sun Fire.What Exactly Is Exalytics? 14
  15. 15. Hardware & Software Oracle Exalytics Software Media Pack v1 for Linux x86-64 Exalytics base image based on Exalogic Exalytics Configuration Tool BI Foundation Suite Oracle TimesTen for Exalytics EPM Suite Essbase opatch for EPM Exactly Is Exalytics? 15
  16. 16. The following techniques helpachieve the lightning fastperformance: In-Memory Adaptive Data Mart In-Memory Intelligent Cache In-Memory CubesWhat Exactly Is Exalytics? 16
  17. 17. Oracle TimesTenWhat Exactly Is Exalytics? 17
  18. 18. Oracle TimesTen One TimesTen DB per Exalytics machine. Enhanced with Columnar Compression, Grouping Operators. Supports multiple caching options. High AvailabilityWhat Exactly Is Exalytics? 18
  19. 19. Oracle BI On Exalytics What Exactly Is Exalytics? 19
  20. 20. Oracle BI On Exalytics Hardware Acceleration Flag. Auto-Complete for Dashboard Prompts or Prompt Search Dialog box. Supports multi-panel trellis charts and micro charts. Summary Advisor Aggregate Persistence for TimesTen In- Memory DB for ExalyticsWhat Exactly Is Exalytics? 20
  21. 21. BI Server Optimizations driven by Oracle hardware acceleration flag Summary Advisor Aggregate Persistence for TimesTen In-Memory DB for ExalyticsEssbase Optimizations driven by hardware acceleration flag ASO / BSO OptimizationsOracle Time-Ten In-Memory Database OLAP Grouping Columnar CompressionWhat Exactly Is Exalytics? 21
  22. 22. PerformanceWhat Exactly Is Exalytics? 22
  23. 23. OBIEE On Exalytics Oracle DB Exadata Response Time 18 X 23 X Time To Market 5 X shorter Development Time EPM / Essbase on Exalytics Performance Essbase Response Time 16 X Essbase Read 80 X Essbase Write 20 X Planning Response Time 20 X Forecasting 16 XWhat Exactly Is Exalytics? 23
  24. 24. ConclusionWhat Exactly Is Exalytics? 24
  25. 25.  Consistent sub-second Report response time.  Better user acceptance.  Highly interactive and complex reporting needs .  Consolidate multiple BI systems  Reduce planning time cycle and re-calculate data faster.  Single Vendor strategy.What Exactly Is Exalytics? 25
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