Oracle Delivers Extreme Database Performance and Scalability with Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M

Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M accelerates database OLTP workloads in the cloud with 2.5x more database cores and 87% more OLTP IOPS than the previous generation for the same price

Enables customers to run database analytics faster and with larger datasets using 80% more analytics throughput and 28% more capacity than the previous generation

Provides more efficient developer support and better database consolidation benefits with flexible configurations for dedicated stand-alone database deployments

AUSTIN, TX, April 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M, the latest generation of Oracle’s most powerful database platform from Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). With Oracle Autonomous Database Service or Oracle Exadata Database Service running on Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M, customers can run existing workloads faster, with greater scale, and at a lower cost than previous generations. Additionally, when upgrading from X8M to X9M, enterprises can reduce costs by consolidating hundreds of mixed OTLP, analytics, and database workloads onto a single cloud service.


Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M offers up to 8,064 database server vCPUs, 2.5 times more than X8M, and up to 3.1 PB of uncompressed database capacity, a 28% increase . With 80% faster internal networks and twice the bandwidth for application server clients, customers can run OLTP workloads with extremely low SQL I/O latency of less than 19 microseconds and up to 87% more IOPS. Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M on OCI also accelerates cloud analytics workloads with 80% faster analytics rates of up to 2.88 TB/s.

“The Exadata Autonomous Database and Database Service uniquely provides stock-market-grade performance, availability, and security seamlessly for all applications,” said Juan Loaiza, Executive Vice President, Mission-Critical Database Technologies, Oracle. “With Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M, we’ve adopted the latest processors, networking, and storage hardware, and optimized our software to deliver Oracle’s highest performing, scalable, and cost-effective cloud infrastructure for development and run Oracle Database workloads, all at the same price as the previous generation.”

More performance and scale of OLTP and analytics

The high level of performance provided by Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M helps customers process more critical transactions in less time and develop better insights by analyzing larger amounts of data faster and with more sophisticated analytical algorithms. Additionally, the ability to consolidate more workloads onto less infrastructure compared to the X8M reduces costs. Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M offers the following advantages over other cloud databases:

  • I/O latency of less than 19 microseconds (25 times the half-millisecond latency offered by Amazon RDS and 50 times the one-millisecond latency offered by Microsoft Azure SQL) directly improves responsiveness and OLTP throughput.

  • With 64 storage servers, X9M delivers up to 2,880 GB/s of aggregated analytics crawl throughput, 137 times faster than possible with a single Azure SQL instance (21 GB/s) and 384 times faster than an Amazon RDS instance (7.5 GB/s).

Continuous operations for critical databases

Exadata’s fault-tolerant hardware and integration with Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) ensure continuous operations despite failures and enable non-disruptive infrastructure expansion, upgrades, and updates. Scaling other cloud databases often requires downtime when moving from one predefined virtual machine shape to another. Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M supports scaling consumption on database servers and scaling the number of database servers used, all without database migrations or downtime. With the ability to use four to 252 vCPUs per database server and two to 32 database servers per system, businesses can consolidate critical databases into the cloud without running out of resources.

Increased flexibility and scalability for autonomous databases and developers

Organizations and developers deploying Autonomous Database on OCI can now increase performance and reduce costs by using more database and storage resources than before on the X8M system. Autonomous Database customers have the flexibility to deploy the full range of Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M configurations in dedicated Autonomous Database environments. This allows customers to use additional vCPUs to run more OLTP queries concurrently and more storage servers to parallelize analytics workloads with up to 38x more analytics throughput than possible with X8M. As a result, customers will be able to run database workloads faster, consolidate more on less infrastructure, and reduce costs. Additionally, the Autonomous Database drives additional cost reductions with less administration, consumption-based autoscaling, and consolidation of up to five databases into a vCPU for workloads lighter ones such as development, microservices and small databases.

Customers and analysts comment on X9M in OCI

Letsbank is a leading digital bank in Brazil for small and medium enterprises. “With Oracle Exadata Database Service, we have gained flexibility and confidence that in the event of sudden growth or a spike, the bank will support that load,” said Vitor Oliveira, Head of Cloud and DevOps, Letsbank. “We also improved performance by 2,000%, as well as security and reliability. We look forward to the benefits that Oracle Exadata Database Service X9M will bring to further enable our expansion and improve the customer experience.

Martin Brower is a multi-billion dollar supply chain company that supports more than 25,000 restaurants in 18 countries. “We use Exadata Database Service with Exadata X8M infrastructure to accelerate analysis of our customers’ data warehouses, allowing us to run reports in minutes instead of hours,” said wayne gryzbekVP IT, Martin Brower. “Analyzing larger amounts of data and doing it faster has helped us become more competitive in the market. We look forward to further accelerating analytics and generating deeper customer insights using the higher levels of performance and capacity available with Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M. »

“What’s really exciting about Oracle’s Exadata Cloud Infrastructure X9M announcement is that they are the first to deploy the power and performance of AMD processors in production with Intel’s Persistent Memory (PMem) in one system,” said Marc Staime, Senior Analyst, Wikibon. “Oracle has tightly integrated 64-core AMD processors into its Exadata Cloud Infrastructure database servers, RDMA networking, and the latest Intel Ice Lake processors with Intel Optane PMem on storage servers. The result is the platform best performing enterprise multi-model cloud database available today.”

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