Oracle Exadata Database Machine consists of Oracle Database servers, Exadata Storage Servers, and the network components to connect to your network.

Oracle Exadata Database Machine is available as a full rack, half rack, quarter rack or eighth rack. The following table lists the components included for each type of Oracle Exadata Database Machine.

Components of Oracle Exadata Database Machines

Edition Oracle Exadata Database Machine Full Rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine Half Rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine Quarter Rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine Eighth Rack
Oracle Exadata Database Machine X7-2
  • 8 database servers
  • 14 Exadata Storage Server X7-2 Servers
  • 2 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36
  • 2 redundant PDUs (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)
  • 1 48-port Cisco Nexus 93108-1G Ethernet switch
  • Raw PCI flash capacity: 716.8 TB for EF, or 358.4 TB for HC
  • Raw hard disk capacity: 1680 TB for high capacity disks
  • 4 database servers
  • 7 Exadata Storage Server X7-2 Servers
  • 2 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36
  • 2 redundant PDUs (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)
  • 1 48-port Cisco Nexus 93108-1G Ethernet switch
  • Raw PCI flash capacity: 358.4 TB for EF, or 179.2 TB for HC
  • Raw hard disk capacity: 840 TB for high capacity disks
  • 2 database servers
  • 3 Exadata Storage Server X7-2 Servers
  • 2 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36
  • 2 redundant PDUs (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)
  • 1 48-port Cisco Nexus 93108-1G Ethernet switch
  • Raw PCI flash capacity: 153.6 TB for EF, or 76.8 TB for HC
  • Raw hard disk capacity: 360 TB for high capacity disks
  • 2 database servers. Each server has:

    – 1x 24-core processors with all 24-cores enabled

  • 3 Exadata Storage Server X7-2 Servers. Each server has:

    – 2 x 10-core processors, each with 5 cores enabled

    – 2 PCI flash cards, each with 6.4 TB (raw) Exadata Smart Flash Cache and 6 x 10 TB 7,200 RPM High Capacity disks, OR

    – 8 PCI flash drives, 4 enabled, each with 3.2 TB (raw) storage

  • 2 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36
  • 2 redundant PDUs (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)
  • 1 48-port Cisco Nexus 93108-1G Ethernet switch
  • Raw PCI flash capacity: 76.8 TB for EF, or 38.4 TB for HC
  • Raw hard disk capacity: 180 TB for high capacity disks
Oracle Exadata Database Machine X7-8
  • 2 database servers
  • 14 Exadata Storage Server X7-2 Servers
  • 2 Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Switch 36
  • 2 redundant PDUs (single phase or three phase, high voltage or low voltage)
  • 1 48-port Cisco Nexus 93108-1G Ethernet switch
  • Raw PCI flash capacity: 716.8 TB for EF, or 358.4 TB for HC
  • Raw hard disk capacity: 1680 TB for high capacity disks
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What’s New in Oracle Exadata Database Machine 18c (18.1.0)

The following features are new for Oracle Exadata System Software 18c (18.1.0):

  • In-Memory OLTP and Consolidation Acceleration
  • In-Memory Columnar Caching on Storage Servers
  • Storage Server Cloud Scale Software Update
  • Faster Database Server Software Update
  • Improved Ethernet Performance in Oracle VM
  • Performance Improvement Following Disk Online Completion
  • Improved High Availability After Flash Failures
  • OEDA Command Line Interface

Exadata Database Machine X7 New Features

The following new features are available with Exadata Database Machine X7:

  • Do-Not-Service LED on Storage Servers
  • Online Flash Disk Replacement Exadata X7 Storage Servers
  • New Configuration for System Partitions on Storage Servers
  • Secure Boot

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