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Real User
Technical Team Lead - UNIX - Data Centre Operations. at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 30 2018

What is most valuable?

I think it's a highly integrated, powerful system that will support thousands of users, so that's why it was selected.

How has it helped my organization?

Because it's classified as an engineered system, it's all integrated, it's all supported by one vendor. We don't have to go to multiple vendors for support, it's all integrated under Oracle. So it's… more»

What needs improvement?

One of the limitations we see is its integration with other things, like other brands of storage or networks, or other brands of databases. So if it had capabilities to integrate really well with DB2… more»

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

The old system was getting old. We were on Solaris 10, not even Solaris 11, so it was just a matter of needing a replacement of the infrastructure. When selecting a vendor, important criteria include… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it as a seven out of 10. The reason it doesn't get a higher mark is because of the challenges in integrating it with other infrastructure in our datacenter. If it's not Oracle, it's more… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I'm not entirely sure who was on the short list. I think one of the critical requirements was that they be certified to support Oracle Databases, so that reduced the list a bit. And, obviously, Oracle… more»
Consultant
Oracle Supercluster Consultant at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The features of Oracle SuperCluster are more common based. If you want to make any additional configuration or changes to the virtualization layer, it is commonly based.

How has it helped my organization?

Regarding the performance between our old system and the new system, previously we were running the system with IBM, the quarterbacking was running in IBM, then we moved to the Oracle SuperCluster. The quarterbacking is from Oracle, the… more»

What needs improvement?

We are not able to upgrade our SuperClass to the latest version, because this solution is more compatible with Oracle. We are not able to run any .NET-based applications and they cannot install Windows. The Oracle SuperCluster is specific… more»

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

Previously we used X-Beta. Oracle created a specific product database and not the applications. As Oracle SuperCluster, we can run applications and databases in a single infrastructure.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.
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Ian Baugaard
Real User
3D Database Solutions Lead at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
May 02 2018

What is most valuable?

The promise of consolidation is still a strong selling point, especially if the prospective client has applications that run on SPARC and has its data store in an Oracle Database.

What needs improvement?

There are many areas for improvement. For example, better guidance in terms of troubleshooting issues relating to ZFS, as well as better tools/diagnostics for monitoring that specific component, to better identify potential issues. Hardware monitoring via OEM 13.2 is not 100 percent, as Ops Center… more»

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

Previous solution was M5000-based and the switch was from a consolidation/hardware refresh point of view.

What other advice do I have?

Unfortunately, I have not had the best experience with Oracle’s SuperCluster. Zones were rebooting at random due to Clusterware bugs, there were various ZFS issues resulting in performance decreases and node evictions and, I’m sad to say, we did not receive the strongest vendor support in resolving… more»
Ifeoluwa Oluwole
Real User
Enterprise Server & Storage/Backup Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jul 16 2018

What do you think of Oracle SuperCluster?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is as a converged infrastructure for the core database.

How has it helped my organization?

It has encouraged a simple and systematic capacity upgrade.

What is most valuable?

A valuable feature is the Exadata Storage appliance, optimized for database queries.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see control domain and zone management via a management console, similar to that of OVM.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

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What is Oracle SuperCluster?

Secure cloud infrastructure with the industry’s most advanced security, extreme performance, and a complete suite of efficiency enhancements, tools, and automation that work together to dramatically lower cost and complexity.

Also known as
Oracle MiniCluster, S7-2, M7, M6-32
Oracle SuperCluster customers

Advania, Dimension Data, Atos, Etisilat Nigeria, HDFC, Specialized Bicycle Components, Uganda Revenue Authority, iQor, United Energy, Portic Barcelona, B Logistics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, CSC, CNSI, REDISA

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