WHILE Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) will operate and bring substantial benefits to companies on any number of platforms, it will perform best on Oracle Engineered Systems, which combine best-of-breed hardware and software components with game- changing technical innovations.
Designed, engineered, and tested to work best together, Oracle Engineered Systems can power the cloud or streamline data center operations to make traditional deployments even more efficient. The components of Oracle Engineered Systems are preassembled for targeted functionality and then—as a complete system—optimized for extreme performance. By taking the guesswork out of these highly available, purpose-built solutions, Oracle delivers a solution that is integrated across every layer of the technology stack—a simplicity that translates into less risk and lower costs for your business.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is an Oracle Engineered System on which enterprises deploy Oracle business applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware or third-party software products. Exalogic comes pre- built with compute nodes, memory, flash storage and centralized storage, all connected using InfiniBand in a high redundancy architecture delivering five-nines availability, with fault tolerance and zero-down-time maintenance.
Exalogic dramatically improves performance of Oracle Applications, Fusion Middleware and third-party applications without requiring code changes and reduces costs across the application lifecycle, from initial set-up to on-going maintenance, as compared to conventional hardware platforms. Oracle has made unique optimizations and enhancements in Exalogic firmware, Exalogic software, and in Oracle’s middleware and Oracles applications. These include on-chip network virtualization based on near zero latency Infiniband fabric, high-performance Remote Direct Memory Access, workload management in Oracle Weblogic server and optimizations in Oracle Coherence and Oracle Traffic Director. Exalogic includes support for a highly optimized version of the Oracle VM, which significantly outperforms comparable virtualization solutions and is an ideal consolidation platform for Oracle Applications. Templates to simplify install, deployment and configuration of Applications on Exalogic are available.
Oracle Exadata Database Machine is Oracle’s database platform delivering extreme performance for database applications including online transaction processing, data warehousing, reporting, batch processing, or consolidation of mixed database workloads. Exadata is a pre-configured, pre-tuned, and pre-tested integrated system of servers, networking and storage all optimized around the Oracle database. Because Exadata is an integrated system, it offers superior price-performance, availability and supportability. Exadata frees users from the need to build, test and maintain systems and allows them to focus on higher value business problems.
Exadata uses a scale out architecture for database servers and storage. This architecture maintains an optimal storage hierarchy from memory to flash to disk. Smart Scan query offload has been added to the storage cells to offload database processing. Exadata implements Smart Flash Cache as part of the storage hierarchy. Exadata software determines how and when to use the Flash storage for reads and write as well as how best to incorporate Flash into the database as part of a coordinated data caching strategy. A high-bandwidth low-latency InfiniBand network running specialized database networking protocols connects all the components inside an Exadata Database Machine. In addition to a high performance architecture and design, Exadata offers the industry’s best data compression to provide a dramatic reduction in storage needs.
Oracle’s SPARC SuperCluster is the world’s most efficient multi-purpose engineered system, delivering extreme efficiency, cost savings, and performance for consolidating mission critical applications and rapidly deploying cloud services. Oracle’s SPARC SuperCluster represents a complete, pre-engineered, and pre-tested high-performance enterprise infrastructure solution that is faster and easier to deploy than a collection of individual database and application servers. The system combines innovative Oracle technology—the computing power of Oracle’s SPARC servers, the performance and scalability of Oracle Solaris, the Sun ZFS Storage Appliance, the optimized database performance of Oracle Database accelerated by Oracle Exadata Storage Servers, and a high-bandwidth, low-latency InfiniBand network fabric—into a scalable, engineered system that is optimized and tuned for consolidating mission-critical enterprise applications
Oracle’s SPARC SuperCluster provides both the capacity for growth, as well as the fine-grained server virtualization needed to isolate individual application components. With multiple layers of enterprise application infrastructure consolidated onto a high-performance, highly available SPARC SuperCluster system, deployment speed, application performance, and availability can all be optimized. Designed as a pre-configured, pre-tested, and ready-to-deploy SPARC SuperCluster engineered system, the solution provides a complete and optimized infrastructure solution for applications, built around robust compute, networking, storage, virtualization, and management resources. The result is a system that is orders of magnitude easier to manage, and up to five times faster to deploy than alternatives, all while occupying considerably less real estate requiring less power.
Furthermore, the SPARC SuperCluster system provides full built-in redundancy resulting in a highly reliable infrastructure without single point of failure. An issue with one component will not impact other components of the system offering true isolation. Customers can consolidate multiple environments with minimum disruption, without fear of performance degradation, and the ability to achieve required service levels.
Together, these features come together to provide the optimal database platform for Oracle Transportation Management.