Oracle rolls out its Database Appliance X3-2

Oracle's latest X3-2 supports virtualization and the hardware lists for $50,000. Application costs will vary.

Oracle revamped its Oracle Database Appliance with more storage and better performance as well as support for virtualization.

The company said its Oracle Database Appliance X3-2 was now generally available. Among the new features is virtualization support so third party software vendors can add applications to the appliance.

Oracle also claims that the virtual platform with the X3-2 can lower licensing requirements by enabling customers to pay only for applications they use.

Compared to the previous Oracle Database Appliance, adds more storage, memory and Flash. The hardware behind the X3-2 lists for $50,000. Software costs vary since customers can use existing licenses. 

Here's a look at the hardware and software specifications:




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