Oracle Database Appliance, often abbreviated to ODA, is a line of server, storage and software bundles that aim to provide a simplified, integrated, high-availability environment for Oracle Database Enterprise Edition databases.

More recently the platform also includes virtualisation support through the Xen-based Oracle VM hypervisor, which enables the appliance to be used as a two-node integrated application and database cluster. Numerous such application packages are being markedet by Oracle and it's partners under the trade name Solution-In-A-Box.

ODA X5-2

The family includes

  • Oracle Database Appliance
  • Oracle Database Appliance X3-2
  • Oracle Database Appliance X4-2
  • Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 (pictured)

Rebranded (OEM) versions of ODA include

  • XaitPorter Appliance (XPA) by Xait

The latest variety: ODA X5-2 sports 72 CPU cores, 512 GB memory, 64 TB shared hard drive storage and a total of 2.4 TB of SSD intended for logging and caching. The two nodes are interconnected by a dual 40 Gbps InfiniBand. Optional storage and memory expansions are available.

The appliance notably supports Oracle Database Enterprise Edition as well as the Real Application Clusters and In-Memory Database options.

Oracle Database Appliance - Official Product Page

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