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Oracle Exadata Updates

After yesterday’s Exalogic announcement, Oracle now also announced a good chunk of updates on Exadata. Not a v3, though, but Exadata X2-8 does sound like a winner for those who need the single-node performance of an 8 socket (at 8 cores each) DB server box with 2TB of RAM. Wow! The X2-2 edition is more like a v2.1 of the v2 edition, biggest change seems to be 6 core CPUs instead of 4 core CPUs, and more RAM.

Alex Gorbachev is updating his Pythian blog with details as they emerge: Oracle Exadata Database Machine x2-8 vs x2-2 Deathmatch.