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Islamabad: Oracle brings the all-new family of SPARC systems designed to seamlessly integrate with existing infrastructure and include fully integrated virtualization and management for cloud, to Pakistan.

Oracle SuperCluster M7 engineered system and SPARC T7 and M7 servers built on the revolutionary 32-core, 256-thread SPARC M7 microprocessor, were launched locally today, in an event organized jointly by Oracle and Intel.

The event discussed how customers are using Oracle’s servers and storage portfolio to accelerate business decisions, protect and secure mission-critical data, and significantly lower the total cost of ownership.

All existing commercial and custom applications will run on SPARC M7 systems unchanged with significant improvements in security, efficiency, and performance taking advantage of Security in Silicon and SQL in Silicon capabilities.

For the first time, Silicon Secured Memory adds real-time checking of access to data in memory to help protect against malicious intrusion and flawed program code in production for greater security and reliability. Silicon Secured Memory protection is utilized by Oracle Database 12c by default and is simple and easy to turn on for existing applications. Oracle is also making application programming interfaces available for advanced customization.

SQL in Silicon adds co-processors to all 32 cores of the SPARC M7 that offload and accelerate important data functions, dramatically improving efficiency and performance of database applications. Critical functions accelerated by these new co-processors include memory de-compression, memory scan, range scan, filtering, and join assist.

Offloading these functions to co-processors greatly increases the efficiency of each CPU core, lowers memory utilization, and enables up to 10x better database query performance. Oracle Database 12c In-Memory option fully supports this new capability in the current release. In addition, this new functionality is slated to be available to advanced developers to build the next generation of big data analytics platforms.

Powered by the world’s fastest microprocessor, Oracle’s new SPARC M7-based systems deliver proven performance superiority with world record results in over 20 benchmarks. In addition to superior performance for database, middleware, Java, and enterprise applications from Oracle and third party ISV’s, the new SPARC M7-based systems achieve incredible performance compared to the competition for big data and cloud workloads.

“Until now, no computing platform has been able to tackle security without significantly impacting application performance and efficiency,” said John Fowler, executive vice president, Systems, Oracle. “Today Oracle is delivering breakthrough technology for memory intrusion protection and encryption, while accelerating in-memory analytics, databases and Java. Oracle’s SPARC T7 and M7 systems and Oracle SuperCluster M7 are starting a new era in delivering secure computing while increasing efficiency.”

“Oracle SuperCluster M7 delivers the simplicity of cloud management models and turn-key preintegration without compromising on the competing priorities of extremely robust security, IT agility and best-in-class cost efficiency,” said Ahsen Javed, Managing Director, Oracle Pakistan & SAGE-W. “We are pleased to launch this next generation engineered system in Pakistan which can help local organizations to significantly enhance the efficiency, security and performance of their applications.”

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