Oracle ODA X6 and SMB affordability
October 4th, 2016
Small and medium businesses have unique database needs. In the past, business owners were priced out of robust appliance applications. But a new option from Oracle is changing that.
This summer, Oracle unveiled a new database appliance specifically for small businesses; the Oracle Database Appliance X6. This is a new version of still-current appliance, the X4 and X5.
The X6 still offers the same ease of set up as Oracle’s other versions. This hardware line is set up as a high availability system, with loads of redundancy. As a 2-server-in-1 option, it allows for a tremendous reduction in downtime. The server is also certified with Standard Edition 2.
Here are a few features that differentiate X6 from the previous versions.
Affordability: The price of X4 and X5 priced out many small and medium businesses. Business owners had to contend with fulfilling a database need in small, affordable increments by paying someone for their time, versus a relatively high cost of buying the X4 or X5 ODA.
Small business savvy: The X6 is specialized for small business. If you’re an SMB and need to run an around-the-clock database system, this is a good choice. It’s meant for people who need to run one database in production on site.
Storage: Buyers should take note that because it’s scaled for small business, X6 has limited storage. This appliance application is geared for organizations whose storage needs won’t grow past 10 terabytes.
Oracle X6 is available in two sizes: 2S (small) and 2M (medium):
|Oracle Database Appliance X6-2S||Oracle Database Appliance X6-2M|
|Size||One rack unit server||One rack unit server|
|Processor||One 10-core Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4||Two 10-core Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4|
|Memory||128 GB expandable to 384 GB||256 GB expandable to 768 GB|
|Networking||2x 10GbE SFP+ (fiber) and 2x 10GBase-T (copper) ports||2x 10GbE SFP+ (fiber) and 4x 10GBase-T (copper) ports|
|Storage||6.4 TB high performance NVMe flash storage||6.4 TB high performance NVMe flash storage|
|Storage Management||Oracle Auto Storage Management (ASM)||Oracle Auto Storage Management (ASM)|
|Database||SE2 or EE||SE2 or EE|
Oracle Database Appliance X6 offers database option accessibility to the small business market like never before. Not sure if this is a good fit for your business? Contact us today, and we will review options with you.