Oracle Exadata Valuable Features

IT System Integrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Oracle Exadata's performance is one of its best features. We very satisfied with it. The previous equipment used to make a payment for all the government employees used to take at least two days for some of the transactions. Now, it will take hours to make the same amount of payments. Another thing is the flexibility to organize all of our databases. We can use it with new features that come with this version of Oracle 19c, which is the container database. With container databases, we can work with many databases, organized and segregated, and still access the functions and management, the things that most of the technical people like to have in place. View full review »
Chris Bradham
Senior Technical Director at AEM Corporation
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 »
Deputy CEO, CIO at a insurance company with 51-200 employees
The most valuable part of the product is performance enhancement. View full review »
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Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services
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. The new exadata x8-2m has even higher speed roce 100GBps connectivity. View full review »
IT System Integrator at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Business Continuity is the most valuable feature. The replication between the site via Data Guard is performing without any constraints, the agility to make tests of switchover, and back following disaster recovery procedure. The performance using this machine to providing database service is as easy as next to next database administrations. We can run AWR data collection for performance evaluation and problem-solving without any production performance constraints. Using Database partitioning and Cache Memory in each storage cell boost all we need as a database machine. The easy administration gives us time for training, improve our business understanding, and care about our competitors. Also, the container Database (CDB/PDB) together with other technologies (like Micro Services) can very improve the company core business. View full review »
Slava Urbanovich
Master Consultant - RedHat & Oracle Cloud, Virtualization , Automation at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is the time to solution. The standard deviation that comes with it is helpful. We appreciate the operational standards, which includes patching at least two times per year. This keeps it secure and up to date. View full review »
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 »
Senior Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
The feature that allows querying the storage server is great. The solution can handle heavy workloads, always has updated features, fast response times, and many tasks are automated. Furthermore, if you want to do the consultation, instead of maintaining the multiple test systems, or multiple on-premises services, you can use virtualization and you can use it. View full review »
President of the Board 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 »
Anand Kumar Singh
Associate General Manager-Architecture at TechnipFMC
The performance of the data is the most important part. It's quite good, and the security features are also quite good. View full review »
Ignacio Barahona
Head of Data Value at Innova-tsn
We used to work on business intelligence projects, so we really enjoyed the service-like performance. It's been great. The business intelligence is very good. We have found that the analytics environment is excellent. View full review »
Mohammad Furqan
Technical Analyst - Oracle at Techaccess Pakistan
On our customer side, we deploy Exadata X7 and Exadata X5. We work on our customer's side with Exadata patching on Exa 5 and Exa 7, and with an Oracle Enterprise Manager regarding monitoring purposes. Their monitoring tool is available in the Exadata environment where you can easily monitor all things in the Exa tech support and if there is any issue present in Exa, you can easily fix it. We are willing to migrate our customers to Exadata X8 since this is a new version of Oracle Exadata. Their Smart Scan is a very capable feature with a great data retrieval rate. View full review »
Jesus Carroll
Data Engineer at Prodxia
Hybrid columnar compression. View full review »
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