Oracle Exadata Valuable Features

Chris Bradham
Senior Technical Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
We primarily run OLTP with some reporting. With that being said, the feature that provides us the most performance gains is the Smart Flash Cache for the OLTP databases. The "offloading" capabilities provide the biggest performance gains for Reporting such as smart scans and storage indexes. There is a new security feature which allows disabling ssh to the storage servers which will make my security folks very happy. Also, there is a STIG script for hardening storage servers and Database Nodes which can be implemented as a report only or actually implement security settings. Would advise running report first to assess the results and then manually modify, as needed. View full review »
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Ksplice, Prevalidated Oracle RPMS , the testing done with Oracle database and weblogic and the UEK kernel have made Oracle linux systems best for running large oracle databases and other packaged applications.Exadata's IORM and DBRM make it a great consolidation platform. its smartscan feature and flash cache are unparallelled in providing performance. View full review »
Antony Mario Selvam
GIO IT Infra Build Er. DBA at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The reports are always readily available. The backup solution that is the data file system is available for a 30 day insert. There is really no other software solution that gives us the same quality backup and restoration like this. View full review »
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Syed Jaffar Hussain
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Most of the Exadata features are enabled by default, without the need for configuration. For example, the smart features include Smart Scan, Smart Flash Cache, Storage Indexes, and IB 40GB. Compression is a great feature, where one can really save a lot of storage. Oracle has introduced Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and autonomous features for automatic database tuning. The new addition of X8M has come with a direct memory read future to deliver amazing performance for all sorts of OLTP and analytics workloads. This should benefit the Exa community. View full review »
DrazenOrescanin
Principal Consultant at Poslovna Inteligencija
The most valuable feature is that you have the same familiar environment of an Oracle database but with the additional performance you get from this architecture. View full review »
Jesus Carroll
Data Engineer at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
Hybrid columnar compression. View full review »
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