Oracle Exadata Pricing and License Cost

Chris Bradham
Senior Technical Director at AEM Corporation
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 »
Deputy CEO, CIO at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
If you compare an Oracle database on your system to buying into Exadata, which is an engineering system consisting of hardware, then, of course, it is more expensive. On the other hand, it gives you some possibilities to experience better performance than you would have if you would run Oracle on your servers. When you scale it up, it means that you actually get this additional hardware for free. You need to pay more for the license instead. This is one of the cost differences that is not very clear how to calculate. It is hard to tell how long it takes for one product or the other to become a cost advantage. There are some extra costs for hardware and for everything else if you upgrade to have better performance. At that point, the system uses not just the standard license, but also the storage shares. This can be quite significant when doing larger implementations. So the clarity of the cost models is something that could probably use some improvement from the Oracle side. View full review »
Rodolfo PatiƱo
SubDirector of Project Management at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
I don't handle the licensing or billing, therefore, I'm not familiar with the direct costs of using this solution. View full review »
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Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services
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 »
IT System Integrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Going to EXADATA is not good advice for non-profit companies, like government institutions, all though this is a very safe infrastructure to guarantee security and availability for a long period. The OPEX must be well prepared for a period that can have all the return of the investment. Using EXADATA as a database as a Service (Multi-tenancy) can be an alternative to good ROI. View full review »
Slava Urbanovich
Master Consultant - RedHat & Oracle Cloud, Virtualization , Automation at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The licensing is the same as it is with other Oracle products, which depends on how many CPU cores are activated. In addition to that, there are storage licenses that are needed. All things considered, the price of this product is fairly high, as is always the case with Oracle. View full review »
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 »
Senior Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The licensing can be a bit expensive because you need to have certain tools enabled that require them. View full review »
Anand Kumar Singh
Associate General Manager-Architecture at TechnipFMC
We are okay with the licensing, as it's not much. Oracle is always costly but it's fine. View full review »
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