Data Warehousing and Online Transaction Processing – Breakthrough Performance, Scaling and Efficiency

Mellanox InfiniBand was successively featured in Larry Ellison’s keynote at Oracle Open World in 2008, 2009 and 2010 regarding the Oracle Exadata and Exalogic. The keynotes surrounded the following message points:

  • Blazing Data Warehousing and Online Transaction Processing performance
  • Large end-users rapidly deploying and enjoying the benefits of lower costs of servers (CapEx) while dramatically improving performance
  • Mellanox InfiniBand is a key enabling technology

Mellanox InfiniBand – Helps Deliver 10X the Performance at 50% Hardware Cost

Using Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand Oracle RAC query throughput performance can reach 50Gb/s compared to competing solutions that cap off at less than 12Gb/s.


Mellanox 40Gb/s InfiniBand-based server adapters and switches provide fault-tolerant and unified connectivity between clustered database servers and native InfiniBand storage, allowing for very high efficiency of CPU and storage capacity usage. The result is 50% less hardware cost to achieve the same level of performance.

The InfiniBand network within an Oracle Database Machine and Exadata II is a whopping 880Gb/s, and the high-performance I/O pipe to the Exadata storage array delivers 21GB/s of disk bandwidth, 50GB/s of flash cache bandwidth and 1 million IOPs.

The Mellanox InfiniBand network allows the Oracle Database Machine and Exadata systems to scale to 8 racks of servers and hundreds of storage servers by just adding wires – allowing servicing of multi-petabyte databases at breakneck speeds and a fully fault tolerant and redundant environment.