Oracle Exadata Review

In addition to greater scalability, better reliability, and a smaller datacenter footprint, the intelligent features utilize the storage layer in a way we've found valuable.

What is most valuable?

The intelligent features have been built to utilize the storage layer in a much better way.

How has it helped my organization?

It's one of the most stable, high-performing products I've used.

What needs improvement?

More control for database admins is needed for storage indexes and pricing.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used it for close to five years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

It's average.

Technical Support:

It's average.

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

We switched because we get better reliability and scalablity, as well as improved performance and a smaller footprint in the datacenter.

How was the initial setup?

It was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it in-house.

What was our ROI?

It's close to 40% in terms of cost saving.

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

Oracle's pricing and licensing is always costly.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No issues encountered.

What other advice do I have?

If you are running Oracle databases, this is the best solution.

Which version of this solution are you currently using?

2, X2-2. X3-2, X4-2
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Platinum Partner
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