Oracle Exalogic Reviews

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Mohamed Ali Mohamed
Real User
Statistics Analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

* Good performance : Exalogic is designed especially for Oracle middleware and applications hosted on WebLogic servers or any other application running on the top of… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved the way my organization functions by migrating apps to one consolidated platform that is dedicated to WebLogic and Oracle apps.

What needs improvement?

* EMOC needs more attention and simplification. * The integration with EM cloud manager should be straightforward. * The ZFS interface (BUI) should be simplified. *… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

For pricing and license, you have to pay for Exalogic HW plus elastic cloud software for all cores at all nodes, so it will be expensive, including when upgrading. For… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We previously used a different solution; we switched to get one platform for WebLogic-based apps.

What other advice do I have?

The best thing from my point of view for Exalogic is that it enables you to control Oracle middleware licenses and apps, which are very expensive. It supports a trusted… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing, we evaluated other options; normal HW.
Consultant
Oracle Fusion Middleware Technical Consultant at a tech services company
Feb 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* High-speed network * Strong storage features (ZFS) * High Availability out of the box * Integrated with a large number of products

How has it helped my organization?

This product offers a strong infrastructure with compute, storage, and network in a private cloud environment, enabling the organization to concentrate on business application development and… more»

What needs improvement?

With the shift to public cloud, and with Oracle releasing Oracle Public Cloud Machine and Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, the Exalogic X6-2 version was still released, but, clearer goals in the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing and licensing are two very delicate aspects when talking about Oracle, especially engineered systems. The prices are quite high compared with other similar products, so the CapEx analysis and… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

VMware. We switched because of the capabilities offered with Exalogic for integration with other engineered systems, which increases the throughput capability and enables processing of bigger and… more»

What other advice do I have?

I rate this product eight out of 10. After years of stabilization (a lot of known bugs and issues with compute nodes rebooting due to InfiniBand HCAs and driver bugs, etc.) the product has achieved… more»
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Wisnu Wibowo
Real User
Solutions Architect at a government
Jan 17 2018

What is most valuable?

Scalablility: When we need to upgrade from an eighth-rack to a full-rack, the real downtime is less then an hour. Manageability: When we deploy the solution for a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Internally, server consolidation. In a cloud architecture, moving the HA VM from one to other is faster. This is because of the InfiniBand network fabric between the… more»

What needs improvement?

* Highspeed transactions per second for business areas such as public-service, telco, banking, online store, payment gateway). * Middleware application service, suchas… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Get the price of the license you will need for the middleware that will be running on top of the Exalogic. Otherwise, you can use another middleware solution, as long as… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Yes. We switched because of * highspeed InfiniBand fabric interconnect * proper connectivity with Oracle Data Warehouse, OLTP, or OLAP.

What other advice do I have?

Before implementing make sure you have network planning confirmation and existing network services, such as DNS and NTP server.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. VMware ESXi with commodity hardware, and Huawei FusionCube.

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What is Oracle Exalogic?

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud is a datacenter building block that integrates compute, networking and storage hardware with virtualization, operating system and management software. It provides breakthrough performance, reliability, availability, scalability and investment protection for the widest possible range of business application workloads, from middleware and custom applications to packaged applications from Oracle and hundreds of 3rd party vendors, in both conventional and cloud deployments. As an Oracle Engineered System, Oracle Exalogic delivers faster deployment, higher user productivity, lower TCO, reduced risk and one-stop support.

For more information on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, visit Oracle.com

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