Islamabad: Oracle announced on Thursday Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software 2.0 which is the ‘fastest growing’ Oracle engineered system with 3x Y/Y sales bookings based on the last two quarters of FY 2012.
Customers in 43 countries across 22 industries have already adopted Oracle Exalogic, according to the company.
“Since the general availability of Oracle Exalogic in January 2011, customers are experiencing tremendous improvements in application performance and vast reductions in the complexity of their application infrastructures, while improving their time-to-market of revenue generating services,” said Hasan Rizvi, senior vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Java Products, Oracle.
“Built on open, industry standards, Oracle Exalogic can support consolidation of hundreds of Java and non-Java applications and delivers lower total cost of ownership by supporting more transactions on less hardware and software with ease of management.”
The Oracle Exalogic engineered system outperforms competing platforms by a wide margin: Eliminates application and middleware deployment risk with one-click automated deployment of complex, multi-tier business applications, a press release said.
Up to 10x performance gains for Oracle Applications, Java-based applications and other business applications. Up to 6x faster application provisioning to help customers quickly respond to changing market needs.
Built on open, industry standard technologies, Oracle Exalogic: Supports virtualization of mission-critical business applications with near native performance vs. physical servers through Oracle VM integration. Provides a high-speed communication (I/O) fabric, Oracle Exabus, which is the foundation of Oracle Exalogic’s extreme performance, reliability and scalability and ties all Oracle Exalogic system components together.
Delivers true elasticity at the application level through integrated application-to-disk management with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c.
Supports consolidation of multiple applications on the same system as a private cloud, while eliminating security risks through complete application isolation. Integrates Oracle Traffic Director, a built-in Application Delivery Controller, to securely manage and route large volumes of application traffic with high performance.
Oracle Exalogic provides customers and partners with an engineered system that accelerates the performance and can protect and maximize return on their existing and future Oracle software investments.
Exalogic is the logical choice for running Oracle Applications, including the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s Siebel CRM, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Oracle’s JD Edwards and Oracle’s industry specific business applications. These applications have been optimized, tested, benchmarked and certified on Oracle Exalogic for extreme performance.
Oracle Exalogic is optimized to run the standards-based Oracle Fusion Middleware product portfolio, including the market-leading Oracle WebLogic Server, Oracle Coherence, Oracle SOA Suite and Oracle Tuxedo products. Oracle Tuxedo ART 12c is optimized on Oracle Exalogic to help customers reduce IT costs with rapid rehosting of IBM CICS, IMS, and batch applications.
Oracle Exalogic natively leverages Oracle Exadata Database Machine and integrates with Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters.
The new Oracle Platinum Services program is a special support entitlement, including an industry-leading 5-minute fault notification service level agreement, available at no additional cost to Oracle Premier Support customers that are running certified configurations on Oracle engineered systems.
“As the largest retailer of sporting goods in Latin America, we are achieving very aggressive growth – over 100% per year. Running our Oracle ATG Commerce application on our previous JBoss infrastructure we had 30-40 different machines with 120 instances. We were able to migrate to Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud in less than 3 weeks, without any downtime and have already seen impressive results,” said Márcio Kumruian, CEO, Netshoes.
“With Oracle Exalogic, we have consolidated to 1 server with only 16 instances, providing both cost savings and increased business efficiency. Our Oracle ATG Commerce application performs 6x greater than before and is fully synchronized with Oracle WebLogic Server. The Netshoes brand means quality and value for our customers and we want their online experience to be excellent. With Oracle Exalogic all the pieces work together, so we can focus on customer service and expanding our business.”
“Business critical applications require performance, elastic scalability and high availability, at an affordable cost,” said Massimo Pezzini, vice president and research fellow at Gartner.
“To maximize flexibility and minimize costs, user organizations are increasingly looking for a range of cloud-based options including open standard-based integrated system platforms providing virtualization, multi-tenancy, advanced automation and facilitated operations as well as compatibility with public cloud environments.”
Oracle Exastack Program
340 ISVs are certified on Oracle Exalogic through the Oracle Exastack Program, which enables ISVs and other qualifying members of Oracle Partner Network (OPN) to optimize their applications to run even faster and more reliably on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud.
ISVs are seeing dramatic out-of-the-box performance improvement for virtually every standard Oracle Linux or Oracle Solaris application.