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Oracle Database Appliance X4-2: Simplify your database and virtualization platforms

Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 helps simplify things for you while also giving you a platform to use for virtualization.

The Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 is the third database appliance from Oracle that is available in the market after the Oracle Exadata was introduced in 2008 and the Oracle Database Appliance three years later.  The Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 is an engineered system that brings together all the software and hardware you need to run a database. It helps you save time and money as it simplifies deployment, support and maintenance of your databases.

The Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 is built using Oracle Database and Oracle Real Application Clusters.  On top of that, it gives you an integrated solution wherein you get a system of servers, storage, networking and software that gives you high availability.  The appliance is perfect for packaged and custom data warehousing and transactional workloads.

It gives you a simple and easy way to deploy high availability databases that are running on server clusters.  Traditionally, doing that is a minefield of headaches because it was complex to implement and required specialized database and systems administration, as well as storage management skills.  Now, you do not have to worry about having IT personnel focused on these and leave it all to Oracle Database Appliance X4-2.

Everything on the Oracle Database Appliance X4-2, from the software to the network to the storage and to the servers, are designed to work together.  You simply unpack it and connect the components together, power it up and run Oracle Appliance Manager and you are good to go.  What’s more, you can keep everything up to date because patching is now simplified through the whole stack.  This means that you get to avoid one of the most error-prone and time consuming tasks there is when it comes to database management and systems administration.

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Speaking of simplifying things, even storage management is simplified because performance and availability issues are detected automatically, allowing the system to conduct corrective actions.

You also do not have to manually search for the relevant logs in case something goes wrong.  Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 does that for you, so that you could address support issues quickly.

And if you are considering virtualization, then you would be delighted to know that Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 allows you to deploy virtualized platforms that are based on Oracle VM.

All in all, Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 helps simplify things for you while also giving you a platform to use for virtualization.  And yes, you can get all of these benefits while also saving on costs without endangering your agility.  You get to save on capital expenditures and operating costs and you can take advantage of capacity on-demand licensing.   You can choose how many cores you want to activate, license and use.  If you need more, then you just license more cores.  You do not have to pay for the cores that you do not use.

Want to learn more about Oracle Database Appliance X4-2 and how to deploy it in your organization?  Talk to Four Cornerstone’s team of Oracle certified experts.  If you should decide to get Oracle Database Appliance X4-2, we can help you with that as well.  Contact us now!

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