Oracle Launches Exalytics In-Memory Machine

Finally, the long wait for Oracle to come up with an In-Memory program is over as they recently launched the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine. This machine is really a blend of hardware and software which enables in supplying response times of under a second, utilizing applications designed for performance management and BI (Business Intelligence).

Exalytics is Oracle's 2nd significant release in the last 2 months. The first release was Oracle Big Data Appliance. The difference concerning the two is the fact that Big Data Appliance became a front runner in the Big Data Analysis movement, but Exalytics is actually a late comer in the movement of in-memory assessment.

Details About Exalytics

The central component of Exalytics may be the Release 2 of TimesTen, specifically an In-memory database by Oracle. This was unveiled in January 2012, and has the help for versatile caching, which is designed especially for the Exalytics machine. With the assistance of this innovative element, the machine is able to keep an eye on the workload produced by diverse dashboards driven by OBIEE, different analytic applications, and queries.

Because of these improvements, dashboard times and reporting have improved up to 10 to 100 %. The OLAP performance has increased substantially 79 percent in comparison with Oracle deployments that work without Exalytics. The Exalytics hardware, has 1 TB of RAM and is furnished with 4 Intel Xeon E7 processors, which bring the effectiveness of 40 cores. The connectivity options signify you can have 10 Gbps Ethernet service or a 40 Gbps Infiniband. What this means is the Exalytics can function efficiently with Exadata from Oracle. Because of this, data from Exadata can easily flow through to Exalytics memory.

Competitors for Exalytics

We have seen a variety of upstarts within the in-memory community like Applix (acquired IBM Cognos now), Spotfire (now belongs to Tibco), and QlikTech. These firms have been implementing lowering the response level of data assessment and supplying an answer towards the 'what-if' problem planning for approximately five years now.

The most recent addition to this list has been SAP, which modified their work in memory development into Hana. Hana has become so highly effective that it threatens Oracle's transactional and analytical databases, which have been Oracle's greatest assets. On the other hand, Oracle could target customers who do not have in-memory analysis tools. If you're planning to use the Exalytics, it could be good to get some understanding of a system like OBIEE, that may be gained through OBIEE focused programs.

What Precisely Should You Do?

For those who are currently making use of Exadata and OBIEE (each of which might cost as much as a million dollars), it might be the better choice to add Exalytics because it will provide overall performance benefits. To obtain the most from this, OBIEE training classes for your personnel will be of assistance.