Oracle Exadata Scalability

Chris Bradham
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. View full review »
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
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. View full review »
Antony Mario Selvam
GIO IT Infra Build Er. DBA at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The scale is somewhat limited. The existing axis can only have four blades. So, there are limitations. The storage is around 200TB to 400TB, which is not infinite storage. View full review »
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Syed Jaffar Hussain
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This solution offers the flexibility to add more servers, storage servers, or a combination of both. View full review »
DrazenOrescanin
Principal Consultant at Poslovna Inteligencija
Scalability is really tough because it's scalable as much as an appliance is scalable. If you want to scale it, you need to add an appliance itself. You can buy one-eighth of a rack, one-quarter, one-half of rack. If you still want to extend capacity, you need to buy another module that is another eighth or quarter or half and you need to install it into a rack. It's quite complex. This is one of the reasons why appliances are not that popular anymore because modern databases are on hardware and you just put on another server, another node. It's quite expensive, compared to the commodity hardware. View full review »
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