Oracle Exadata Review

With this solution, our data warehouse was consolidated on a single database with improved capability and performance.

Valuable Features

SmartScan and Cell Offloading, which can drastically reduce I/O from queries, improving response time.

Improvements to My Organization

My company's data warehouse was consolidated on a single database with improved capability and performance. Maintenance tasks and jobs start to execute much faster on the new environment. Now our company is acquiring a new hardware to support our SAS application.

Room for Improvement

Massive updates statements should not disable HCC.

Use of Solution

I've used it for over two years.

Stability Issues

When the workload increases on the cells, Cell Offloading may not happen.

Scalability Issues

No issues encountered.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


Previous Solutions

No previous solution was used.

Implementation Team

The setup is conducted by Oracle, which is a requirement.


We've not measured it.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

It can simplify your IT environment, reducing the costs with maintenance operations if you have the Platinum offering.

Other Solutions Considered

We looked at Fusion I/O, but Exadata Storage was so much faster.

Other Advice

It really fit our mixed environment and it is totally directed to DW/DSS environment, as most of the heavy queries would be performed on the storage server.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
User at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employeesReal User

Hi Carlos, what was the overall infrastructure and data size?


30 June 15
Oracle Database Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employeesReal User

Sorry for the lat answer, we have 3 Exadata Machines one X2-2 Quarter Rack, one X4-2 Half Rack and one X5-2 Elastic Rack (4 DB nodes and 8 Storage Nodes).


04 May 16
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