If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Oracle Exadata, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Oracle is coming out with many advanced hardware additions and software solutions to make this product the world's best database machine.
I would rate it an eight out of ten.
I would always consider this solution when I want an integrated scalable best-of-breed solution for enterprise class Oracle database deployment. I have seen so much inter-vendor finger-pointing during SevOne outages to ever want to wander back into that uncharted wilderness.
Exadata is a powerful solution. As I mentioned there is a learning curve. Working with a company that has experience with Exadata can help avoid potential pain points and maximize the ROI.