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Augustine Octavius
Real User
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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… 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… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

The reason for our switching is that we wanted an all-in-one solution across databases, and we need to implement an all-in-one solution for our customers' databases. This is very simplified, it's easy… more»

What other advice do I have?

I give it a nine out of 10 because it gives the customer easy access to a complete database solution within 30 minutes. That is, someone can go live with in 30 minutes of buying the product, it's very… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We had two products in mind. We had a product from HPE, but we did not go with that product because it required us getting extended storage. We were looking at space in the datacenter; we don't have a… more»
Consultant
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… more»

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… 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… more»

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

Get benefit from the capacity-on-demand features. License your cores according to your licenses.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Conventional systems. Most of the time, the reasons for switching are the optimal price and the promising features.

What other advice do I have?

To others looking into this product I would recommend they take a look at ODA X7, which has been released. ODA X7 delivers more system resources and it also delivers… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Standard HP servers and other members of the ODA family (such as ODA X6-2S, L and HA).
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Lars Bo Vanting
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… 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… 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… more»

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

Leverage the Pay-As-You-Grow licensing, and consider using the ODA X6-2 S/M/L models also for SE2/SE.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used custom-built single-server or cluster solutions. The ODA provides a high degree of standardization.

What other advice do I have?

If you go with 1x ODA then at least establish a Data Guard standby system on a Linux server, e.g. Public Cloud. I suggest to use 2x ODAs in each DR setup.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Exadata, which often is overkill for many small and medium sized databases.
Abdul Hameed Qureshi
Real User
Chief Information Officer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 30 2018

What is most valuable?

The performance due to the all-flash of ODA is very nice.

How has it helped my organization?

Report processing time has been reduced. We can use it in the future for our BI tool.

What needs improvement?

The main thing would be to make ODA more affordable, to make it a more economical machine. Also, I would like to see virtualization, so you could implement all of your functions on one machine. Finally, improvement in the speed and… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously I was using Exadata. Our technical team was already familiar with Oracle products so that's why we choose ODA. We had a license for Oracle Database. When selecting a vendor the main criterion is support. Oracle support is very… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would depend on the needs of the company. If the need is like ours, number of transactions per day, number of transactions per year; and whether the operation time is 24 hours, eight hours; these are the types of things to… more»
Kiyoka Takahashi
User
DBA at a marketing services firm with 10,001+ employees
Jun 13 2018

What do you think of Oracle Database Appliance?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is OLTP.

How has it helped my organization?

Cost.                                                                                                                                         .

What is most valuable?

Oracle RAC.                                                        .

What needs improvement?

Patching: Oracle Database Appliance patching comes out two to three months after the regular patching cycle.                     .

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

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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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