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Oracle updates Exalytics systems with X3-4

16 Jul 2013
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Oracle has updated its Exalytics in-memory database platform.

The company said that the Exalytics X3-4 appliances would sport improvements to both hardware and software features including increased flash and hard disk storage as well as new business intelligence and analysis tools.

Designed for enterprise business analytics and big data applications, the Exalytics platform has been designed to work alongside Oracle's Exalogic and Exadata appliance lines, the Exalytics systems allow firms to quickly analyse and react to business trends and patterns by managing and analysing unstructured data.

The new X3-4 appliance will look to increase the processing capacity of the platform by offering 2.4TB of flash memory and 5.4TB of solid state storage capacity.

In addition to improving analysis operations, Oracle said that the Exalytics X3-4 appliance will aim to increase compatibility with mobile devices by adding support for the Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile HD application and bringing integration for the Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, Endeca Information Discovery, Essabase and the TimesTen In-memory Database platform.

Vice president of product management for Oracle Business Intelligence Paul Rodwick said: “Unlocking data in a quick, easy and timely manner can be a strong competitive advantage.

“Oracle Exalytics X3-4 delivers powerful business analytics reinforcing our commitment to innovating and delivering maximum value through analytics by allowing our customers to spend less time on complicated integrations and more time providing real-time answers to strategic business questions.”

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Shaun Nichols

Shaun Nichols is the US correspondent for He has been with the company since 2006, originally joining as a news intern at the site's San Francisco offices.

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