Oracle Exadata Review

Features I Find Valuable Include: Smart Flash Cache, Smart Scan and the Robust Storage.


What is most valuable?

  • Smart Scan
  • Smart Flash Cache
  • High Availability
  • Consolidation
  • Robust Storage
  • Computing

How has it helped my organization?

Because of Exadata Systems, we were able to consolidate all the applications databases into one, e.g, Oracle EBS, Siebel, Hyperion etc.

What needs improvement?

Exadata Linux systems have Intel CPUs inside. I would suggest that if Oracle could work together with Intel to have some more intelligence at the CPU level, then there would be nothing like it.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using it since June 2013.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We didn't have any deployment issues.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

After three to four months we may need to perform a rolling reboot of the DB/storage servers.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I would say it's the best solution in terms of scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

8/10.

Technical Support:

9/10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We used both EMC Storage and IBM Servers.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was simple, however, the database migration was a bit challenging, but there was no show stopper anywhere.

What about the implementation team?

We are a vendor TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) and have as a customer the Taj Group of Hotels (IHCL), where we deployed and implemented Exadata Systems.

What was our ROI?

It's almost 100%.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

  • IBM
  • HP

What other advice do I have?

Go for it if you are looking for consolidation/scalability.

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: TCS is an Oracle Diamond Partner.
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Good Database machine.