The FINANCIAL — The world’s first integrated middleware machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, was announced on September 20 at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 by Oracle Chief Executive Officer, Larry Ellison.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is an integrated hardware and software system engineered, tested, and tuned by Oracle to run Java and non-Java applications with extreme performance. The machine provides a complete cloud application infrastructure, consolidating the widest possible range of Java and non-Java application types and workloads and meeting the most demanding service-level requirements.
Building on the success of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud combines cutting-edge 64-bit x86 processors, an InfiniBand-based I/O fabric and solid-state storage with the market-leading Oracle WebLogic Server, other enterprise Java Oracle middleware products and a choice of Oracle Solaris or Oracle Linux operating system software.
The software has been tuned to exploit the I/O fabric in the Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud machine in order to deliver performance results 10x better than a standard application server configuration.
Engineered for large-scale, mission-critical deployments, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud provides the foundation for enterprise-class multi-tenancy or cloud applications. It can support thousands of applications with differing security, reliability, and performance requirements – making it an ideal platform for enterprise-wide data center consolidation.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud accelerates the performance of the entire Oracle Fusion Middleware product portfolio and also increases the performance of applications running on Oracle WebLogic Server with either Oracle Linux or Oracle Solaris 11. The machine is also optimized for integration with Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Real Application Clusters and the Oracle Exadata Database Machine.
Any Oracle Applications including: the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s Siebel CRM, Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle’s JD Edwards and Oracle’s industry specific business applications will run on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud transparently, without needing any modifications.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud comprises the latest high performance x86 hardware, the industry-leading Oracle WebLogic Server, and Exalogic software, all engineered by Oracle for maximum capability with minimum set-up. It is assembled, tested and tuned at the factory to dramatically reduce the time from machine delivery to fully operational application deployment.
Extreme Java Performance
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud offers unmatched performance and reliability for Java applications.
In Oracle’s internal testing one rack of Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud demonstrated:
12X improvement for Internet applications, to over 1 Million HTTP requests per second.
4.5X improvement for Java messaging applications, to over 1.8 Million messages per second.
The InfiniBand-based I/O fabric, builds on the unmatched raw I/O performance of native InfiniBand, implementing a new architecture for parallel I/O, multi-core processor efficiency and optimization of the Java I/O stack.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is a Java application consolidation platform capable of serving the workloads of the entire enterprise–from small departmental applications to mission–critical enterprise resource planning infrastructures to re-hosted mainframe applications.
The GridLink for Exadata feature provides ultra-reliable and high-performance database integration, enabling instantaneous JDBC connection failover and transaction affinity between Oracle WebLogic Server running on Exalogic and Oracle Real Application Clusters running on an Oracle Exadata Database Machine.
Exalogic’s I/O fabric technology enables a high level of fault tolerance with near-instant failover and 100% isolation of applications, allowing enterprises to consolidate numerous mission-critical applications on a single system with extremely low risk.
“Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is a complete system of servers, network, storage, VM, operating system and middleware, all engineered to work together,” said Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. “This delivers stunning results, including the fastest Java performance, elastic capacity on demand and a completely fault tolerant system.”