Oracle Exadata Pricing and License Cost

Chris Bradham
Senior Technical Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
We had ACS perform the initial Startup Pack, however there are companies that can do this much cheaper to lower the original setup cost, such as ours. Day-to-day cost is greatly reduced compared to our legacy environment as we no longer have to serve as "fire fighters." In terms of pricing, Exadata is probably not going to be the lowest cost option. There is a price to pay for performance and stability. With that being said, I have not heard of any customers who have regretted the purchase and/or looking to get off the technology. On the contrary, I can't imagine going to another solution at this point and trying to justify this with the user community in terms of why the system performance degraded. Can't imagine that would go over too well. View full review »
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
There are many new options available now, including IaaS and CoD. I would advise others to engage a third-party expert to ensure that they get the best deal. I did note that Oracle does tend to internally oversize things especially if they want to fill up a budget, and hence third-party oversight is essential. View full review »
Antony Mario Selvam
GIO IT Infra Build Er. DBA at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The price is very high. But, it is worth it. View full review »
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Syed Jaffar Hussain
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Exadata is an expensive tool, but, considering the ROI, it's worth going for the solution. View full review »
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