Oracle New Bare Metal Cloud Database Service

As many of you already know, Oracle has been working on developing a Modern Cloud.  Oracle modern Cloud, let’s call it Oracle Cloud 2.0, designed to provide extreme performance for your critical applications which you might not be able to migrate on shared virtualized hardware. Oracle new bare metal cloud database service will let you quickly create an Oracle Database System with one or more databases on it. A DB System is a dedicated bare metal instance running Oracle Linux 6.8.

Supported Editions

Similar to Oracle Cloud 1.0, new bare metal cloud database service supports following editions.  It is also important to note that when you launch a DB System, you select a single Oracle Database Edition that applies to all the databases on that DB System. The selected edition cannot be changed later.

  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition
  • Enterprise Edition – High Performance
  • Enterprise Edition – Extreme Performance

Supported Versions

As of now, following database versions are support with all above editions but I am sure 12.2.0.2 will be available soon.

  • 11. 2.0.4
  • 12. 1.0.2

Available shapes:  

As of now, this service is only available in two shapes and only uses locally attached NVMe storage. This is good news for customers who are looking for cloud vendor, who can provide extreme performance for their applications. The available shapes are:

  • HighIO1.36:Adds 36 CPU cores, 512 GB memory, and four 3.2 TB locally attached NVMe drives (12.8 TB total) to the DB System. The Database Service stripes the NVMe drives with 3-way mirroring for redundancy, so the available storage is 4.2 TB.
  • DenseIO1.36:Adds 36 CPU cores, 512 GB memory, and nine 3.2 TB locally attached NVMe drives (28.8 TB total) to the DB System. The Database Service stripes the NVMe drives with 3-way mirroring for redundancy, so the available storage is 9.6 TB.