Oracle has just announced the Exadata Version 2, the first version of the Sun Oracle Database Machine, which the company states is the first Database Machine for OLTP. The solution is an expandable server + storage + software package that is focused on data warehousing, OLTP, and mixed workload business applications. Exadata Version 2 is available in four models: full rack (eight database servers and fourteen storage servers), half-rack (four database servers and seven storage servers), quarter-rack (two database servers and three storage servers), and a basic system (one database server and one storage server). The company states that the Version 2 solution is twice as fast as its predecessor for data warehousing applications.
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