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Real User
Technical Support Unit
Dec 03 2017

What is most valuable?

In regards to licensing, it is cheaper to maintain for Oracle applications, and it's an all-in-one solution.

How has it helped my organization?

We had been using a separate server, separate storage, and a separate switch for our Oracle Database, which was costing us a lot of money, because you have to have licenses for each of those devices. But now we have all of them in just one... more»

What needs improvement?

Currently in Ghana, where I work, there are just a few companies that can afford it, because the price is a little bit high. Even though for the private sector it's not that high, if this would come in much smaller boxes, and much cheaper, it... more»
Real User
Applications And Database Operations Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 30 2017

What is most valuable?

* Capacity on Demand: Valuable because we can configure the machine according to our licenses. When there is a need, we can directly increase or decrease the CPU cores of this machine. * NVM Express.

How has it helped my organization?

Nowadays, we migrate midsize EBS environments (EBS 11i, 12.1 and 12.2) to these machines. We use the machine as a consolidation environment and we also see a performance increase in the database layer. Customers with limited licenses prefer... more»

What needs improvement?

Oracle ODA is a fixed server appliance. It would be improved if it were an engineered system with scale-out capabilities. Virtualization features could also be improved. A web-based GUI would be a good start. Also VM-specific features, which... more»
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Real User
Database Administrator
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

We value the following features: * Performance (we used a bare-metal configuration so I don't know about using it as a virtual environment). * Easy management (it saves a lot of installation and patching time).

How has it helped my organization?

This box allowed me to consolidate the three most critical databases in one single reliable server (it is actually two nodes in our machine).

What needs improvement?

The following issues need attention: * I would be happy to see the Oracle Auto Service Request (ASR) pre-installed in it instead of installing it in a separate machine. * The Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) is quite slow.... more»
Consultant
CTO/Architect at Viscosity North America
Jan 03 2017

What is most valuable?

The biggest value that customers are seeing, is that it's easy to install, quick to deploy, and easy to consolidate platforms; as opposed to building an environment from scratch. When you get the ODA, all you must do is plug it in and run several commands to get it up and running. This allows for the time to deploy to be really fast. With the addition of the... more»

What needs improvement?

The platform is primarily used for departmental mid-size companies, although I do know large companies that use it, because it’s a great platform for consolidating. It is unable to expand by much, because of the way the ODA configures when you have two nodes and X number of storage. Oracle has done a good job of letting it expand storage, but the number of nodes... more»
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Nov 22 2017

What is most valuable?

We value the appliance architecture with its “everything-in-a-box” highly standardized setup. For the new ODA X6-2 models there is a possibility to deploy also SE/SE2 databases in a bare-metal deployment as well as the boosted I/O performance... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For one customer it consolidated several databases from several Windows physical servers into one single ODA and resulted in increased stability. For another customer it was used to “isolate” the last Oracle database system on one single ODA,... more»

What needs improvement?

The following issues need some attention: * Ease of administration and deployment. With ODA X6-2 there are different “OAK” administration commands for the S/M/L models (e.g. “odacli”) compared to the HA model ("oakcli"). * In my opinion only... more»
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What is Oracle Database Appliance?

The Oracle Database Appliance saves time and money by simplifying deployment, maintenance, and support of database solutions for organizations of every size. Optimized for the world's most popular database--Oracle Database--it integrates software, compute, storage, and network resources to deliver database services for a wide range of custom and packaged online transaction processing (OLTP), in-memory database, and data warehousing applications. All hardware and software components are engineered and supported by Oracle, offering customers a reliable and secure system with built-in automation and best practices. In addition to accelerating the time to value when deploying database solutions, the Oracle Database Appliance offers flexible Oracle Database licensing options and reduces operational expenses associated with maintenance and support. 

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