SAN FRANCISCO: Oracle has updated its ExaLogic enterprise server line with hardware from the company's X3 series, to boost performance by up to five times.
Speaking at the company's annual OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, executive vice president for Fusion Middleware and Java Development Hasan Rizvi said that the new systems would sport a series of improved hardware specifications headlined by the implementation of the Intel Sandy Bridge processor line.
"On the performance side when we announced ExaLogic we said it would be three to five times faster than commodity hardware," Rizvi told reporters.
"With X3 we have been able to extend that further another three to five times."
The update will also include updates to the company's Java and Fusion Middleware (FM) platforms. The company said that the platforms will allow developers to speed up the development and deployment of applications for both on-premise and cloud systems.
The Fusion platform, which also forms the backbone for Oracle's own application offerings. The company believes that the platform will be particularly well-suited for a changing IT landscape focused on virtualisation and cloud systems.
"FM has been our platform for deploying modern applications," Rivizi said.
"Over the years we have been investing in middleware to provide a complete platform for our customers and adding new capabilities as the world of IT changes."
The ExaLogic platform will serve as the application-hosting companion to the company's ExaData X3 system. Unveiled by Oracle executives during the show's opening keynote, the server platform introduced the Sandy Bridge hardware as well as increased storage, memory and throughput capabilities.
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