Dolphin Express enable users of Oracle RAC to transparently achieve superior database performance. Oracle and Dolphin Express together create a powerful platform ideal for running large databases on cluster architectures. The key to achieving overall superior performance is maximizing the efficiency of the underlying server cluster. Dolphin has perfected the Dolphin Express interconnect technology with the innovative Dolphin SuperSocketTM Software to deliver the fastest memory-to memory data transfers that are critical to database performance.
The use of Dolphin SuperSockets only requires installation of the Dolphin Express hardware and the Dolphin SuperSockets Library leaving applications and Oracle software totally untouched. The Dolphin SuperSockets library ensures full transparency for all applications using socket communication, meaning that all versions of Oracle RAC can be used with Dolphin SuperSockets.
Redundant Dolphin Express networks are supported for High Availability applications demanding immediate failover capabilities. The SuperSockets software will do channel bonding for increased performance while both redundant networks are available. SuperSockets will transparently switch to Ethernet if all available Dolphin Express networks becomes unavailable. More information about SCI and High Availabilty.
The solution is scalable from two to several hundred computers, all connected using a low-cost Dolphin Express ring (SCI), the two or three dimensional Dolphin Express topology (SCI) or a Dolphin Express DXS-switch (currently supporting up to 10 ports).
The software comes with an installer that in most cases will be able to automatically install and configure your cluster after answering a few questions. Manual installation is also possible. Please visit the installation pages for more information. The software supports live installations and rolling upgrades ensuring continued applications operations.
Dolphin SuperSockets are currently available for most Linux distributions running AMD or Intel x86 or x86_64. (Currently being ported to Windows and Solaris).