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Augustine Octavius
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,... 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... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... 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... more»
Erman Arslan
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... 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... more»

What needs improvement?

Oracle ODA is a fixed server appliance. It would be improved if it were an engineered system with scale-out... 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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... more»
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Ahmed Baraka
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... more»

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... more»

What needs improvement?

The following issues need attention: * I would be happy to see the Oracle Auto Service Request (ASR) pre-installed in... more»

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

Frankly I have no clue about pricing. The organization didn't have any issue about paying for the licenses. There is... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

I didn't use a previous solution.

What other advice do I have??

The biggest disadvantage of this server is its availability when you patch the whole machine, i.e. when you patch the... more»
Nitin Vengurlekar
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... 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... more»

What other advice do I have??

It's a very low-cost, simplistic solution, especially from the infrastructure side. If you have minimal staff and a mid-size environment, this is a perfect platform.
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... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For one customer it consolidated several databases from several Windows physical servers into one single ODA and... more»

What needs improvement?

The following issues need some attention: * Ease of administration and deployment. With ODA X6-2 there are different... 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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

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... more»
ReinaldoDado
Real User
Senior System Engineer with 51-200 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ability to use it as a virtualization platform. This is great because you can run the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It is easy in terms of management of virtual infrastructure. With "oakcli" is the all-in-one CLI to manipulate the... more»

What needs improvement?

It had a lot of bugs, especially with the old patch bundles. There was no support for connecting it to an FC tape drive... more»

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

If you compare the pricing of ODA vs traditional architecture it can be a bit high but you get more value by minimizing... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

Our previous solutions were building a high availability environment for Oracle Database with blocks, server storage... more»

What other advice do I have??

Overall it is a great product for consolidating Oracle Databases. With the newer models there are a lot of... more»
Martin Ruthner
Real User
Senior Oracle DBA at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

We value the following features: * It is easily scalable. * All patches (OS, DB) are bundled by Oracle, so patching... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Setup of the server and database was easy. At a later point in time we decided to virtualize it, and the basic setup of... more»

What needs improvement?

The following issues need some attention: * There is no option to combine a second ODA X2 in real application cluster... more»

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

Pricing was reasonable given the high quality hardware parts used and the high availability.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We didn't use a previous solution. This solution was recommended by a consulting company because of ease of scalability... more»

What other advice do I have??

The ODA is a great server solution for mid-size companies but be aware of the limitations when it comes to real... more»
CihanGedik
Consultant
IT Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 12 2017

What is most valuable?

Valuable features include an easy installation, good performance, and stability.

How has it helped my organization?

The physical installation is easy. They have single mode and high availability, depending on the budget. It has... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see some improvement in the capacity.

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

I don't know anything about license or prices.

Which other solutions did I evaluate??

We have a customer who is using IBM or HPE. They are going to buy an Oracle database appliance for the scalability,... more»

What other advice do I have??

The physical installation is easy. They have single mode and high available mode options, depending on the budget. So... 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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