Oracle Exadata Review

The High Availability and rolling upgrade features are the most important for us.

What is most valuable?

The High Availability and rolling upgrade features are the most important for us. They help us achieve zero downtime and increased performance.

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest advantage to our implementation of Exadata is that because it's an Oracle-engineered system, our database administrations don't have to worry about performance tuning. It's already optimally tuned and, when compared to other systems, it's really provided us with better performance.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We've had no issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is brand new for us, and we are slowly getting other databases into it. So far, it's good, but we are not using 100% of them, so we still have to learn a lot.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It has the best scalability of all our Oracle products.

How are customer service and technical support?

We've created a lot of cases, so we're in touch with Oracle support frequently. The service is consistent across all our Oracle products because they're located in one place.

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

We previously used IBM InfoSphere Warehouse.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

Oracle provided us with an on-site consultant to perform the installation.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Microsoft SQL. We chose Exadata as we have other Oracle products, including Database.

What other advice do I have?

If you are buying Exadata, be sure to go with the latest version.

**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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