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Oracle Releases New Versions of ODA

Author: Patrick Gates | | August 17, 2016

Introduced in September 2011, Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) is a system of hardware and software solutions designed to provide high performance and low-cost database services for the cloud. It’s an off-the-shelf single-box solution for building a highly available clustered DB server with two nodes, which includes hardware, software, storage, and networking capabilities.

Using ODA helps a business of any size to reduce its time and cost of operations by providing a simplified deployment and maintenance operation when moving to the cloud. Optimized for Oracle databases, it provides a wide range of applications for data warehousing, OLTP, and in-memory databases. Further, it doesn’t need scheduled downtime to perform most of its updates, ensuring high availability and the uptime required by most critical business functions.

According to Karen Sigman, VP, Converged Infrastructure of Oracle:

“By offering a pre-integrated solution that is optimized for the database and the cloud, Oracle allows organizations of all sizes to free up their IT staff from maintenance and other routine tasks to focus on innovation and core business processes.”

In June 2016, Oracle released new models for the ODA, targeting small to medium-sized businesses. They come with support for Oracle Database Standard Edition 2 and Enterprise Edition.

Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S is a new entry-level database appliance model, catering to mid-sized businesses. Optimized for running databases with a single-instance, it has support for databases of up to 5TB. Oracle Database Appliance X6-2M is optimized with the capability of running multiple databases. It too supports databases of up to 5TB.

One other great thing about ODA is its licensing model. The on-demand software-licensing model gives the customers the flexibility to decide how much database capacity they want to pay for. As the business grows, and if the capacity increases, customers can easily adjust the licensing without any additional costs for the hardware upgrade.

In short, with its latest ODA models, Oracle is extending its capabilities and support for small to medium-sized businesses to smoothly transform their business operations to the cloud and function with minimal interruptions. It’s an ideal low-cost private cloud solution for Oracle-based businesses.

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