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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it_user521562
Lead Administrator
It enables us to consolidate, that's one thing. We have consolidated five databases into one box, so that definitely a cost-savings there. We migrated from ODS to X5-2, so that is one thing. The second thing of course are the extra features like the storage indexes. In short, the main feature that we take advantage of is the intelligence within the storage which makes it no longer a "dumb storage" server. That is another main thing. We did some PoC tests with our own data, and we were really getting 10x using Hybrid Columnar Compression, unique to Exadata, so some cost savings there. Those are the things. Performance has gotten better, less footprint, and consolidation. View full review »
it_user521679
Sr. Director Technical Services at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
The fact that it's an engineered system. It's a database in a box, storage, the networking, the compute engines. All of it's in one nice neat package. My DBAs like administering it. My application owners like its reliability on the back end. View full review »
Javid Ur Rahaman
Senior Practice Director at Forsys Inc
* Exadata Smart Flash Cache - caches database objects with flash memory operations * Integrated appliance with all components supported by one vendor, Oracle View full review »
Kamal K.
Exadata Certified and Oracle Certified DBA Consultant at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
This is an engineered system by Oracle. It provides very fast communication between the storage and database. A lot of data processing is done at the storage level. View full review »
Syed Jaffar Hussain
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Exadata Storage Extend option. Companies with limited budget for high end technology can now afford the Exadata machine. View full review »
it_user521760
Enterprise Architect at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Performance. Excavation is purely for the storage of the data warehouses. It does what it needs to do. It performs. We have an active-passive DR. We tested it, it works. We can switch datacenters within reasonable time and go completely live in another data center on the technology we have. View full review »
it_user521898
Head of Oracle DBA at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Exadata storage is very fast and it gives really good performance. Sometimes people buy a good server with a lot of CPU, pay a lot of money, but they have very poor storage performance and then they don't get enough performance from their system. Exadata really gives good storage performance and our business applications run very fast. View full review »
it_user521901
Head Of Section Of DB Ms Support And Deployment at Sportmaster
Scalability and high performance, real high performance. 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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