Oracle Exadata Review

The solution offloads the storage. This gives us better performance without impacting the CPU.

What is most valuable?

The solution offloads the storage. This gives us great performance without impacting the CPU.

How has it helped my organization?

We have improved the average response time between 36% and 85%, depending on the database after migrating to Exadata.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this for 18 months.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

There were no deployment issues. However, the process of configuring with OEDA requires a lot of information beforehand.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We only had a few stability issues with unexpected reboots.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Customer service is very good.

Technical Support:

Technical support is very good.

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

Exadata has great value. The storage CPUs do not count on the Oracle Database licenses.

If you are acquiring a larger configuration, I would advise you to consider getting two smaller ones, so you can:

  • Get more memory
  • Get additional, separate environments if required by your scenario. (You cannot virtualize OS on Exadata.)

Maybe you should not license every Oracle product if you do not need them on every database.

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