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
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.