The last version of Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3 was announced shortly before the Oracle Open World 2012 Conference. It was great to see at that time more power for the same price, 1/8 rack option and the new Platinum Services on the top. General availability date for the new Oracle Exadata X4-2 is not finally communicated at the moment but I guess it will be released already early in 2014. Below I give some insights of the expected hardware changes compared to Exadata X3.
As with the previous version Exadata X4 will provide large performance and capacity increases with no changes in Exadata Hardware or Software Prices. Increased CPU cores may require more database licenses though.
Hardware changes in Oracle Exadata X4-2 Database Server
– 50% More Database Cores (2 Twelve-Core Intel® Xeon® E5-2697 v2 Processors x 2.7GHz)
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