Oracle Exadata Review

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

What is most valuable?

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

How has it helped 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.

What needs improvement?

Massive updates statements should not disable HCC.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for over two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

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

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:


Technical Support:


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

No previous solution was used.

What about the implementation team?

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

What was our ROI?

We've not measured it.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

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

What other advice do I have?

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.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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author avatarit_user106500 (User at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees)

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


author avatarit_user259683 (Oracle Database Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees)

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).