Oracle Exadata Room for Improvement

Chris Bradham
Senior Technical Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
My biggest gripe has been patches which has dramatically improved since our initial Exadata was delivered (January 2011). The only issues we periodically experience are with non-default RPMs on the database nodes. These may fail during the pre-req check which means opening a SR with support. This has become the exception, not the norm so overall not much to complain about. The X2-2 used to experience frequent disk failures but now, that is a thing of the past. View full review »
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
we do have a little trepidation with systemd as it does have a learning curve . Also changing to a binary logging format for us feels like retrograde motion , but sadly almost all linux varients have moved in this direction. View full review »
Antony Mario Selvam
GIO IT Infra Build Er. DBA at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We have had issues with system restoration. If there is a system fail, the internal drives are useless. We need Exadata to integrate with that one, and to restore it back. But there should be something in place in case of system failure. One of the systems should have the facilities to troubleshoot from the other nodes to this note remotely. Or, even if not remotely, just to troubleshoot at least among the thrusters. There is no system collectively. Let us say this system failed; do we have any disks? Total disks, let's just say 100 disks. Five disks are failed. 100 disk measuring is not data top. If mirroring is that, like we can HRCMR. Let's say IBM CRM are CTC shadow image, REMC like that, the storage level they are giving the facilities inserted data mirroring, so immediately we can bring the DR. But internally, the Exadata doesn't have such features. Maybe they can think through that mirroring of collective system. Insert automatic measuring. If we have a collective recovery, let's say system-to-system, that DR solution, though they are giving a data guard, we have to set it up into the second system and the Data guard is a software solution. There is a really high skill required for a DBA to bring up the database. So a non-skilled person, like the storage engineer, can bring up for shadow images. HRCMI, HRCMR, like that. But in the case of Oracle, you must be really specialized to to bring up the data guard. In addition, they should insert automatic measuring. AM is, let's say, one table fail. Okay, you can recover it. Or one disk failed, then they can troubleshoot it. But automatic recovery, fine, but if we have a collective recovery, let's say system-to-system, that DR solution, though they are giving a data guard. We have to set it up into the second system and the Data guard is a software solution. There is a really high skill required for a DBA to bring up the database. For a non-skilled person, like the storage engineer can bring up for shadow images. HRCMI, HRCMR, like that. But in case of Oracle, you need to be really specialized to to bring up the data guard. View full review »
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it_user521679
Sr. Director Technical Services at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Price. Extremely expensive. Maintenance is about industry average. They've got a pretty good upgrade roadmap. But it's been an expensive ride for us, but also a necessary one. View full review »
Javid Ur Rahaman
Senior Practice Director at Forsys Inc
* It needs built-in big data features. * I'd like to see smart auto-healing features with machine-learning libraries. * Less power consumption would be nice. * It needs integrated cloud software to enable cloud connectivity. View full review »
Kamal K.
Exadata Certified and Oracle Certified DBA Consultant at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Cost is very high. It needs to be made affordable to grab more customer base. A lot of the technical enhancements are being made by Oracle regularly. Now, it is available on the cloud also. If you deploy a normal server setup with SAN or direct disks, the cost is very low. Exadata machine is supplied by Oracle and hardware also maintained by Oracle. They charge as per their standards and pricing. Its quite costly in that regard. View full review »
Syed Jaffar Hussain
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
They should have allowed SQL offloading with reduced cost. Companies opt for Exadata considering the SQL OFFLOADING capabilities, so disabling this won't help much. View full review »
it_user521760
Enterprise Architect at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Off the top of my head I can't think of anything. View full review »
it_user521898
Head of Oracle DBA at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's perfect. I don't know what to improve in Exadata. View full review »
it_user521901
Head Of Section Of DB Ms Support And Deployment at Sportmaster
I don't know. We've only just started using it. It's a new solution for us. View full review »
Jesus Carroll
Data Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
Try to diminish the logging service. View full review »
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