Oracle Exadata Review

Provides terrific performance and huge space savings in compressed backups.


What is most valuable?

Smart Scan, HCC Compression, Storage Indexes, Flash Cache, Flash Log and the two server types, i.e., High Performance and High Capacity are the most valuable features.

How has it helped my organization?

It provides terrific performance, huge space savings in compressed backups and lesser backup duration with parallelism.

What needs improvement?

Gathering various logs during the performance issues needs to improve.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this solution for six years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Initially, we did experience stability issue but thereafter, it was well-stabilized.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There were no scalability issues.

How are customer service and technical support?

An excellent support is provided by Oracle, it is based on the support model paid for.

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

Previously, we were using the standard UNIX clustering servers. Performance and scalability are the reasons as to why we switched over to this solution.

How was the initial setup?

The vendor does the setup.

What other advice do I have?

This is a really good solution. Initially, query issues are expected but once stabilized, an amazing performance is expected.

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