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Exadata x4 announced

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  • 1. Re: Exadata x4 announced
    robinsc Explorer
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    So for the flash cache compression do we need to have advanced compression licenses or not ?

    Okay so the second link mentions this is a necessity. However it is odd since the flash compression is a hardware feature and hence does not depend on software, but you need an unrelated software license in order to use it.



  • 2. Re: Exadata x4 announced
    Marc Fielding Journeyer
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    Yes, an advanced compression license is required to use flash cache compression.  The licensing guide supplied with X4s is quite explicit on that point.


    I'd call the flash compression a software feature, even though it's hardware-accelerated.  Older F40 flash cards, for example, can be configured to run flash cache compression with the software upgrade.




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