Oracle OpenWorld 2019 is the platform for countless software announcements, but since 2010 the company has been in the hardware business thanks to the Sun Microsystems purchase, and the company remains committed to delivering integrated hardware and software systems.
Proving the point, the company took the wraps off the Oracle Exadata X8M designed for acceleration of Oracle’s database applications, featuring new data analytics and business intelligence features along with Oracle’s newfound religion on automation.
The new Exadata X8M server platform uses second-generation Xeon Scalable processors and Intel’s Optane DC persistent memory to accelerate performance. That’s a big win for Intel, which is seeing quite a bit of momentum for AMD’s Epyc processor. And it’s another win for Optane, which pretty much every server vendor supports.