What is most valuable?
Exadata storage is very fast and it gives really good performance. Sometimes people buy a good server with a lot of CPU, pay a lot of money, but they have very poor storage performance and then they don't get enough performance from their system.
Exadata really gives good storage performance and our business applications run very fast.
What needs improvement?
It's perfect. I don't know what to improve in Exadata.
For how long have I used the solution?
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
Very stable. In the last five years there was was just one occasion of downtime because one cell went down and because we had low free disk space. It was a little problem but it was solved.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
I don't think it's so scalable because Exadata is a box. You can't do anything with this. It's a box, use it, that's all.
How is customer service and technical support?
Support is much better for Exadata than for other products. Very fast response and sometimes much faster than for other systems.
Sometimes if we have a bug on another database, we duplicate the database on Exadata, repeat the bug and they make a patch much faster.
How was the initial setup?
We didn't set it up, Oracle set up Exadata. It's not permitted to set up Exadata by yourself. They bring it to you. It's ready for use.
What other advice do I have?
I totally recommend buying Exadata. It's very good product. I haven't ever seen anything better than Exadata for Oracle Database.