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Earlier this week, Oracle officially released the newest edition in the Exadata family, the Exadata SL6. The SL6 is an Exadata where the x86 database servers have been replaced by SPARC Servers. It runs the same Exadata software and Oracle Linux as the x86 version and it has the identical interfaces and APIs, so an application or end-user won’t actually know the difference.
For me the real benefit of this solution is the chance to run Oracle Database 12c on the SPARC M7 processor.
What’s so great about the SPARC M7 chip? Continue reading