Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer Service Description

Learn how you can leverage the combined capabilities of Oracle Exadata and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure with Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer

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For information related to the ADB-D service on Exadata Cloud@Customer please refer to Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer.

About Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer

Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer is one of the Database services offered on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Oracle offers both autonomous and co-managed Oracle Database cloud solutions. For more information, see Overview of the Database Service.

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For more information on technical architecture, see Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer (ExaC@C) Technical Architecture.

With Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer, you can maintain absolute control over your data while leveraging the combined capabilities of Oracle Exadata and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure managed by Oracle.

Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer enables you to apply the combined power of Oracle Exadata and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure inside your own data center. You have full access to the features and capabilities of Oracle Database along with the intelligent performance and scalability of Oracle Exadata, but with Oracle owning and managing the Exadata infrastructure. You can use the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure console and APIs to manage Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer just as with any other cloud resource, while maintaining absolute sovereignty over your data.

Each Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer system configuration contains Oracle Exadata Database Servers and Oracle Exadata Storage Servers that are interconnected using a high-speed, low-latency RDMA fabric network, and intelligent Oracle Exadata software.

Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer uses virtual machine (VM) technology to separate the customer-managed and Oracle-managed components on each database server. You have root privilege for the Oracle Exadata database server VMs, so you can manage the Oracle Database, Oracle Grid Infrastructure, and Oracle Exadata system software. However, you do not have administrative access to the physical database server hardware, which Oracle administers.

Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer uses Oracle Exadata Storage Servers for database storage. The storage is allocated to disk groups managed by Oracle Automatic Storage Management (Oracle ASM). You have full administrative access to the Oracle ASM disk groups, but Oracle administers the Oracle Exadata Storage Server hardware and software.

In addition to the database server hardware and Oracle Exadata Storage Servers, Oracle also manages other Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer infrastructure components, including the network switches, power distribution units (PDUs), and integrated lights-out management (ILOM) interfaces.

On each Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer system, you can create one or more databases. Apart from the inherent storage and processing capacity of your Oracle Exadata system, there is no set maximum for the number of databases that you can create.

Licensing Considerations for Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer

Subscription to Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer can include all of the required Oracle Database software licenses, or you can choose to bring Oracle Database software licenses that you already own to Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer.

If you choose to include Oracle Database software licenses in your Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer subscription, then the included licenses contain all of the features of Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, plus all of the database enterprise management packs, and all of the Enterprise Edition options, such as Oracle Database In-Memory and Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC). Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer also comes with cloud-specific software tools that assist with administration tasks, such as backup, recovery, and patching.

Per-Second Billing for OCPU Usage

Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer Gen2 uses for OCPUs.

Per-second billing means that OCPU usage is billed by the second, with a minimum usage period of 1 minute.

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Oracle doesn't stop billing when a VM or VM Cluster is stopped. To stop billing for a VM Cluster, lower the OCPU count to zero.

Supported Database Edition and Versions

Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer databases require Enterprise Edition - Extreme Performance subscriptions or you can bring your own Oracle Enterprise Edition software licenses.

Exadata Cloud@Customer supports the following database versions:

  • Oracle Database 19c (19.0)
  • Oracle Database 18c (18.0)
  • Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2)
  • Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1)
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) is supported for approved customers only.

For Oracle Database release and software support timelines, see Release Schedule of Current Database Releases (Doc ID 742060.1) in the My Oracle Support portal.

System and Shape Configuration Options

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System Configuration Options for Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer

To meet the needs of your enterprise, you can select from one of the four Oracle Exadata X9M-2, X8M-2, X8-2, or X7-2 System Models.

Exadata Cloud@Customer is offered in the following Exadata System Shapes:

  • Base System: Contains two database servers and three Oracle Exadata Storage Servers. A Base System is an entry-level configuration. Compared to other configurations, a Base System contains Oracle Exadata Storage Servers with significantly less storage capacity, and database servers with significantly less memory and processing power.
  • Quarter Rack: Contains two database servers and three Oracle Exadata Storage Servers.
  • Half Rack: Contains four database servers and six Oracle Exadata Storage Servers.
  • Full Rack: Contains eight database servers and 12 Oracle Exadata Storage Servers.

Each Exadata System Shape is equipped with a fixed amount of memory, storage, and network resources. All Shapes are based on Oracle Exadata X9M-2, X8M-2, X8-2, or X7-2 System Models.

Oracle Exadata X9M-2 System Model Specifications

Review the technical specifications of available Exadata System Shapes.

Table 1-1 Oracle Exadata X9M-2 System Model Specifications

Property Base Rack Quarter Rack Half Rack Full Rack
Number of Compute Nodes 2 2 4 8
Number of Exadata Storage Servers 3 3 6 12
Total Number of Usable Data Base Node OCPUs (assuming 2 cores per host) 48 124 248 496
Total Data Base Memory for Guest VMs 656 GB 2780 GB 5560 GB 11120 GB
Maximum /u02 Capacity (per single VM)* 892 GB 900 GB 900 GB 900 GB
Total Number of VM Clusters per System 4 8 16 16
Maximum number of VMs 4 8 8 8
Minimum CPUs per VM 2 2 2 2
Minimum Memory per VM 30 GB 30 GB 30 GB 30 GB
Minimum Local File System Storage per VM 60 GB 60 GB 60 GB 60 GB
Minimum Exadata Storage per VM 2 TB 2 TB 2 TB 2 TB
Total usable ASM Storage Capacity 73.8 TB 190.8 TB 381.6 TB 763.2 TB
Elastic Storage (quantity - 1 cell) Usable ASM Storage Capacity 24.6 TB 63.6 TB 63.6 TB 63.6 TB

Oracle Exadata X8M-2 System Model Specifications

Review the technical specifications of available Exadata System Shapes.

Table 1-2 Oracle Exadata X8M-2 System Model Specifications

Property Base Rack Quarter Rack Half Rack Full Rack
Number of Database Servers 2 2 4 8
Total Maximum Number of Enabled CPU Cores 48 100 200 400
Total RAM Capacity 656 GB 2780 GB 5560 GB 11120 GB
Persistent Memory 0 4.6 TB 9.2 TB 18.4 TB
Number of Exadata Storage Servers 3 3 6 12
Total Raw Flash Storage Capacity 38.4 TB 76.8 TB 153.6 TB 307.2 TB
Total Usable Storage Capacity** 73.8 TB 148.8 TB 297.6 TB 595.2 TB
Total Number of VM Clusters per System 4 8 16 16
Maximum Number of VMs 4 8 8 8

Usable capacity is measured using normal powers of 2 space terminology with 1 TB = 1024 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024 bytes. It is the actual space available to create a database after taking into account space needed for ASM high redundancy and recovering from a drive failure, but before database compression.

Oracle Exadata X8-2 System Model Specifications

Review the technical specifications of available Exadata System Shapes.

Table 1-3 Oracle Exadata X8-2 System Model Specifications

Property Base System Quarter Rack Half Rack Full Rack
Number of Database Servers 2 2 4 8
Total Maximum Number of Enabled CPU Cores 48 100 200 400
Total RAM Capacity 720 GB 1440 GB 2880 GB 5760 GB
Number of Exadata Storage Servers 3 3 6 12
Total Raw Flash Storage Capacity 38.4 TB 76.8 TB 153.6 TB 307.2 TB
Total Raw Disk Storage Capacity 252 TB 504 TB 1008 TB 2016 TB
Total Usable Storage Capacity 73.8 TB 148.8 TB 297.6 TB 595.2 TB
Total Number of VM Clusters per System 5 5 10 10
Maximum Number of VMs 5 5 5 5

Oracle Exadata X7-2 System Model Specifications

Review the technical specifications of available Exadata System Shapes.

Table 1-4 Oracle Exadata X7-2 System Model Specifications

Property Base System Quarter Rack Half Rack Full Rack
Number of Database Servers 2 2 4 8
Total Maximum Number of Enabled CPU Cores 44 92 184 368
Total RAM Capacity 480 GB 1440 GB 2880 GB 5760 GB
Number of Exadata Storage Servers 3 3 6 12
Total Raw Flash Storage Capacity 19.2 TB 76.8 TB 153.6 TB 307.2 TB
Total Raw Disk Storage Capacity 144 TB 360 TB 720 TB 1440 TB
Total Usable Storage Capacity 42 TB 105.9 TB 211.8 TB 423.6 TB
Total Number of VM Clusters per System 6 6 12 12
Maximum Number of VMs 6 6 6 6