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How to Implement Moore’s Law in Oracle Exadata

April 03, 2019 by Anji Velagana

This article is very helpful for the readers to understand how they can implement Moore's Law in Oracle Exadata.


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What is Moore’s Law?

Gordon E. Moore discovers Moore's law in the year 1965, and it is acting as a driving force for the technologies in the late 20th century and early 21st century. According to Moore’s law, the quantity of the transistors in an Integrated Circuits (ICs) doubles for every two years(approximately) because Moore’s observation frequently happens correct and it was proved repeatedly.

Nowadays, experts believe that within ten years Moore’s law will likely to collapse. It is because of the limitations in the eventual materials. This means that as the size of the transistor reaches to atomic levels from the shrinkage, then the transistor can only be tiny. According to modern physicists, leakage and heat are the two major issues that will slow down the system and eventually it leads obsolete of Moore’s law.

Oracle Exadata

Oracle Exadata is a computing platform that is optimized and specialized for the running of Oracle Database. The primary agenda of the Oracle Exadata is to achieve availability and higher performance at meagre cost by moving intelligence and database algorithms into networking and storage. Exadata is a combination of both software and hardware that includes computing servers of scale-out, storage servers, and ultra-fast NVMe flash.

Exadata storage servers are very high-performance servers to run and store the data. Exadata was debuted in the year 2008, and in 2015 it became available in the cloud of Oracle as a subscription service which was known as Exadata Cloud Service. It can also provide support to the database combinations like OLAP and OLTP, analytical and transactional database systems. Initially, it was designed for collaboration between HP and Oracle.

History of Exadata with Moore’s Law

Absorbing a collection of new technologies, new processing, storage, and memory in a complex system is not an easy task for an end user(who creates his infrastructure) or system maker, and even for the big company like Oracle also takes time to get all the sections together. But it takes very less time, and to Oracle has absorbed a new technology under Exadata X6-2 platforms. Only after the launching of “Broadwell Xeon” (E5 v4 processor), Intel updates the machines only weeks which was shipping to cloud builders and hyper-scalers. So, a year after they launched “Haswell” Xeon. The chips with the faster memory deliver with somewhere around 45% better performance.

Different Generations of Oracle database Machines’ Homegrown

The Exadata X6-2 is known as the 7th generation of homegrown in the machines of the Oracle database. The first of those was announced in the year 2008 under the partnership of Hewlett-Packard. After some time (around early 2009) Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, then it shifted to Sun iron. Over the last eight years of the span, Exadata clusters keep up the upgrades study. But Exadata is moreover very easy to install. The main idea is to have a whole software stack which is very cheap for customers to use the collective experience all the customers in Exadata and also including Oracle itself.

Oracle Steps with Moore’s Law

Many measures in digital technology are improving with the help of Moore’s law, including cost, size, density and components speed. The most critical formulation in Moore’s law is doubling of the transistors on the ICs. It is not only about the transistors’ density, but also about the lowest cost per transistor. As the more transistors put together, then the cost may decrease. The engineered system of Exadata does not belong to the static one, but it has different numbers of storages and databases. Depending upon the workload requirements. The specs can allow from 3 to 18 servers storage per pack, from 2 to 19 servers database which will be going work up to to the mark of 836 cores.

Related to Moore’s law yet we have a similar law called Kryder's law was held for the storage of the hard disk. The progression rate in the disc sped up every year once. In Oracle Exadata, the servers can have the chance to come into two flavours, but both the characters based on the Xeon E5-2630 v4 pair. Oracle can't supply benchmark data, but it was charging a full flash Exadata storage.


Both the storage software and database can radically grow the system price. It is very obsolescence when there is a negative implication about Moore’s law. This means the technologies continue to develop according to the needs and requirements. In such kind of situations survivability and security. This is how Moore’s law implemented in Oracle Exadata database machines.

Author Bio:

Anji Velagana, a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jawaharlal Technological University, Kakinada. He is currently working for MindMajix Technologies as a content strategist. Contact me on LinkedIn and Twitter.


Anji Velagana

Anji Velagana, a graduate in Electronics and Communication Engineering. He is currently working for Simandhar Education.

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