Engineered Systems

Oracle Engineered Systems optimize the entire hardware and software technology stack to deliver extreme performance that enables you to get more work done. Oracle integrates the technologies so you don't have to, dramatically reducing acquisition and operating costs.

Cut Complexity, Cut Costs

Integrated systems are architected, integrated, tested, and optimized to work together—cutting complexity and eliminating costs. This results in easier deployment and upgrades, and more efficient systems management.

Extreme Performance at Every Layer of the Technology Stack

Extreme performance means getting the job done faster, better, and more economically than it has been done before. It's the hallmark of Oracle's Engineered Systems and the ultimate embodiment of Oracle's drive to simplify IT.

Simplified IT Speeds Up How You Do Business

Engineered systems are preassembled across every level of the technology stack. The integration work is done for you so new services come online quickly. Your IT team can focus on improving services and service levels—and adding value to the business.


Oracle Database Appliance X5-2

The Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 saves time and money by simplifying deployment, maintenance, and support of high availability database solutions. Built with the world’s most popular database—Oracle Database customers a fully integrated system of software, servers, storage, a networking that delivers high availability database services for a wide range of custom and packaged online transaction processing (OLTP), database, and data warehousing applications. All hardware and software components are supported by a single vendor—Oracle-and offer customers unique capacity-on-demand software licensing to quickly scale from 2 to 72 processor cores without incurring the costs and downtime usually associated with hardware upgrades.

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Fully Redundant Integrated System

Providing access to information 24/7 and protecting databases from unforeseen as well as planned downtime can be a challenge for many organizations. Indeed, manually building redundancy into database systems can be risky and error skills and resources are not available in-house. The Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 is designed for simplicity and reduces that element of risk and uncertainty to help customers deliver higher availability for their databases.

The Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 hardware is a 6U rack containing two Oracle Linux servers and one storage shelf. Each server features two 18-core Intel Xeon E5-2699 v3 processors, 256 GB of memory, and 10 (10GbE) external networking connectivity. The two servers are connected together via a redundant InfiniBand interconnect for cluster communication and share direct-attached high performance SAS storage. The appliance contains 64 TB of raw storage that’s double-mirrored or triple-mirrored, offering 32 TB or 21.3 TB, respectively, of resilient usable database storage. In addition, there are four 400 GB solid-state drives for frequently accessed data and four 200 GB solid-state drives for database redo logs to boost performance. The appliance is also designed with mission-critical requirements  in mind, with hot-swappable and redundant components.

The Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 runs Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, and customers have the choice of running Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) or Oracle RAC One Node for “active-active” or “active-passive” database server failover.

Optional Storage Expansion

The Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 offers the flexibility to double the storage capacity of the system. With the optional storage expansion shelf, the raw storage capacity of the appliance increases to a total of 128 TB. With double-mirrored or triple-mirrored data redundancy, the usable database storage increases to a total of 64 TB or 42.6TB respectively. There are also an additional four 400 GB and four 200 GB solid-state drives in the storage expansion shelf. And, to expand storage outside of the appliance, external NFS storage is supported for online backups, data staging, or additional database files, like for example the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.

Ease of Deployment, Management, and Support

To help customers easily deploy and manage their databases, the Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 features the Appliance Manager software to simplify the provisioning, patching, and diagnosing of database servers. The Appliance Manager feature greatly simplifies the deployment process and ensures that the database configuration adheres to Oracle’s best practices. It also drastically simplifies maintenance by patching the entire appliance, including all firmware and software, in one operation, using an Oracle tested patch bundle engineered specifically for the appliance. Its built-in diagnostics also monitor the system and detect component failures, configuration issues, and deviations from best practices. Should it be necessary to contact Oracle Support, the Appliance Manager collects all relevant log files and environmental data into a single compressed file. In addition, the Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 Auto Service Request (ASR) feature can automatically log service requests with Oracle Support to help speed resolution of issues.

Capacity-On-Demand Licensing

The Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 offers customers a unique capacity-on-demand database software licensing model to quickly scale from 2 to 72 processor cores without any hardware upgrades. Customers can deploy the system and license as few as 2 processors cores to run their database servers, and incrementally scale up to a maximum of 72 processor cores. This enables customers to deliver the performance and high availability that business users demand, and align software spending with business growth.

Solution-In-A-Box Through Virtualization

The Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 enables customers and ISVs to quickly deploy both database and application workloads in a single appliance on a virtualized platform, based on Oracle VM. Support for virtualization adds additional flexibility to the already complete and fully integrated database solution. Customers and ISVs benefit from a complete solution that efficiently utilizes resources and takes advantage of capacity-on-demand licensing for multiple workloads by leveraging Oracle VM hard partitioning.

More whitepapers and information on solution-in-a-box deployments can be found here. Information on the Smart Solution for ODA Data Protection with SL150 can be found here.

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