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Oracle Exadata Scalability

IT System Integrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

The strategy of the company was not to pay a lot, because we don't have much money. So we began with the scalability approach. We bought enough resources to sustain the demands of all our clients.

If the demands increase, we can also increase the resources and close off the cabinets. We can scale this machine anytime that we need. We can go until the version that they allowed for scalability. Then, if you need to maintain this technology, you can scale out and have two machines working together side by side.

This is a database machine. We have a system that hosts more than 20,000 citizens. So most of the time we have more than 3,000 transactions per day. As a service company for the government, every database resource is on this machine. We have at least three or four databases running on this machine and we have many applications that are running through this machine as well, so it serves all the countries.

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Senior Technical Director at AEM Corporation

The key for scalability is selecting the appropriate disk configuration and the proper size rack configuration. The two options are High Capacity and High Performance. If ever in doubt, always go with High Capacity. The performance difference is negligible at best, however having the extra space allows for more consolidation. That's the entire point of Exadata, to consolidate databases. We've added a few databases to the Exadata since we originally started to use the environment and there has been no performance impact. In our case, a Quarter rack was appropriate but for larger environments, this may not be enough.

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EP
Deputy CEO, CIO at a insurance company with 51-200 employees

It is scalable. 

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SubDirector of Project Management at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees

The on-premises versions of the solution are very difficult to work with, however, the next-generation cloud-based options are likely easier to expand as necessary.

We have about 800 concurrent users on the solution at any given time. It's a mid-sized company.

I'm not sure if we have plans to expand out own usage. It's a difficult time in Mexico, politically and also with COVID. We had plans to change some things last year, and they have since been pushed out. We're looking at different aspects of our entire system and we're reconsidering how it operates and if we should add partners or not.

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IT Consultant at Trend Import-Export

You can scale the solution. You can configure it how you like and buy more cells or nodes to add to it. 

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Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services

No issues at all except when the code we were working with was not scalable (procedural PL/SQL and cursors). In fact, the RAC worked very well and we saw near-linear scale-up, and the license costs were dramatically less than a conventional solution.

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IT System Integrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

There are many models of this engineering system, starting from X2 in 2011 to the last version X8M, you can choose a quarter, half and full, depending on your workload and budget. Starting with the quarter size you can scale it by adding more servers and storage until Full version or adding another box.

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Sales Manager at LTA-RH Informatica

I think the scalability is good, but it can be even better. With the newer editions of Exadata, they are changing some features to meet the needs of growth and scalability, like access to additional disks in the storage environment, and they've upped the memory, too. But I don't think it was central, or essential, to the Exadata offering at first.

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SU
Master Consultant - RedHat & Oracle Cloud, Virtualization , Automation at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Oracle Exadata is very scalable.

When one of our customers such as a bank employs one or more Exadata machines to handle database work, it means that the whole bank could be using it.

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AR
Vice President & Head of IT Governance at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution offers excellent scalability. It's one of its great selling features. We never have to worry about it not having enough capacity for our needs.

Currently, we have about 8,000 end-users on this product.

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PR
Senior Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

If needed you can scale it up. In terms of CPU and memory, we increased the memory and CPUs to accomplish this. You are limited from the hardware you have, increasing the performance of your hardware allows for increased scalability.

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Enterprise Architect at TechnipEnergies

This solution is scalable.

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IB
Head of Data Value at Innova-tsn

We have about 100 people using the product currently.

Our clients are quite sizeable companies.

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Technical Analyst - Oracle at Techaccess Pakistan

It is a very scalable environment.

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Solution Sales Specialist at a tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees

The scalability of the solution is quite good.

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Enterprise architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

I have found the solution to be scalable.

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MH
Operations BI and Data Mining Lead at SADAD Payment Systems at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

Oracle Exadata is scalable.

Our clients are mostly small to medium-sized companies.

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