Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 is out!

On 04. December 2013 Oracle release the 3rd generation of Oracle Database Appliance over night. There is a good news: When Oracle changed v1 into X3-2 the price increased a “bit” … The price difference between x3-2 and x4-2 is zero which make me happy if I saw it the first time. No more discussions about “Why oracle increases prices in that matter …”. Further Oracle didn’t release a the option to run 12c on the Database Appliance. Maybe at the next ODA release

A few days ago oracle also published the datasheet and whitepaper:

Here are the main specs:

  • 2x Server Nodes each with:
    • 2x E5-2697 v2 12-core 2.7 Ghz CPUs
    • Service processor w/ILOM 3.1
    • 256GB (16x 16GB) memory
    • 1x Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ NIC (PCIe cards)
    • 2x Dual port external SAS-2 (PCIe cards)
    • 1x Internal SAS-2 (PCIe cards)
    • 2x 2.5″ 10K 600GB SAS disks
    • 4x (onboard) 10GBase-T ports
  • One DE2-24P storage shelf (optional 2nd shelf can be ordered):
    • 4x 2.5″ 200GB SSDs
    • 20x 2.5″ 10K 900GB SAS HDDs

As you can see there are just a few technical innovations

  • Newer Server Case (4x-2) and mainboard
  • More cores. There are 2x 12 Cores each node
  • 10Gbit SFP+ Connect instead of 10GBit T-Base for Interconnect
  • Optional 10GbE SFP+ or 10GBase-T external networking connectivity

For further information visit the following links: