Oracle presents upgraded Exadata system

The company's co-president has introduced an update to the Exadata system, promising greater speed and increased memory

Oracle co-president Mark Hurd unveiled an upgrade to the company's Exadata system on Monday at the Oracle OpenWorld conference.

In presenting the Exadata X2-8 — which was first announced at last year's conference — Hurd said the company has beefed up the processor performance and increased the memory. Hurd said that the upgrade is all about "raw speed", adding that it can handle one million I/Os per second.

Hurd also indicated that security is a big issue in the new release, and noted that the new Exadata has full database encryption. Users also have the option of choosing between Linux or Solaris systems.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see Oracle OpenWorld: Exadata gets an upgrade on ZDNet.com.

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