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2014-02-27T20:30:09Z

What advice do you have for others considering Oracle Exadata?

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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?

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Top 5Real User

I would rate Exadata eight out of 10. If you are considering this solution, I recommend first seeing what other options are available for Oracle and MPP databases. If you are familiar with Oracle and are accustomed to working with it, you should stay with Oracle. For a better price-performance ratio, I would suggest other options and MPP databases.

2021-09-30T03:05:00Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

It's important to be specific with your requirements, otherwise you'll be up for added costs. It's worth using the Capacity-on-Demand feature, start small and expand from there. It's easy to expand than contract so if you've taken on added resources that you don't need or won't use, it will cost you. I rate the solution eight out of 10.

2021-09-14T14:37:36Z
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Top 5Real User

We're customers and end-users of Oracle. We are using the latest version of the solution. I cannot speak to the exact version number, however. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten. We've mostly been quite happy with its overall capabilities. I'd recommend the product to other users and companies.

2021-07-07T08:45:54Z
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Top 20Consultant

We've been Oracle partners for around ten years or so. I'm a project manager, and not overly technical. We don't have Exadata in our company, however, we have Exadata via a client. The current company where I work is the first company in Romania to sell Exadata in Romania. There are a number of Exadata solutions sold in Romania - which is why my colleague has achieved past competencies and certification in Exadata machines. They are very good, and they are delivering the present services on Exadata. I manage the projects where they deliver services on Exadata only for the customer, not in our company. I'd advise users to consider the solution. You pay more money on the machine, however, you pay less for the licenses. On top of that, you have enough room to put a lot of data there. You can virtualize some machines and you put items on the application level, however, I don't recommend this. If you already have separate machines, and you have licenses for all these machines and you want to put new hardware in place, it's better to put Exadata in place instead of a lot of other machines. That way, you can consolidate the database here and you will pay less on database software licenses. I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten. I've been very satisfied with the product overall.

2021-04-07T11:44:26Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Oracle Exadata ten.

2021-02-22T10:28:48Z
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Top 5Reseller

If you're interested in going with Exadata, then I highly recommend looking for an experienced consulting firm that has completed at least one large implementation before, because it isn't something you want to put in the hands of unskilled consultants. And don't forget to be careful with your implementation when it comes to GDPR in Europe. I would rate Oracle Exadata a nine out of ten.

2021-02-07T11:07:41Z
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Top 20Real User

We don't have a business relationship with the company. We are just users. I'm not sure which version of the solution we're currently using. While telecommunications is an area that always does pretty well - as people need internet and other related services, even in these strange times, it's a strange time in Mexico for a variety of reasons and therefore we are rethinking how we are approaching entire systems and maybe holding off on some decisions until the landscape clears a bit. While I like Oracle as a solution, and its hardware and database are quite good, when we're talking about implementation, scalability, and integration, I would not recommend this solution. The best option today for a telecom company is likely Salesforce Vlocity. I would rate the solution six out of ten.

2021-01-17T09:17:50Z
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Top 20Real User

Oracle is known to be the number one in their industry; the help and support, the features they are giving the clients comparing to other databases, the new technology, the provide a good solution. They are number one, in my opinion, I strongly recommend the product. No product is ever perfect, there is always room for improvement and because of this I rate Oracle Exadata an eight out of ten.

2020-12-16T15:09:00Z
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Real User

We are a consultancy. We are partners with Oracle, with Snowflake, and with other vendors, software vendors. We work in different deployment models with our customers. We try to fit our customers' needs. It depends on the customer and the project in terms of which deployment model we'll recommend or use. Overall, I would rate the solution a nine out of ten. It's very good. We've had a great experience using it over the years.

2020-12-01T19:41:34Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would of course recommend Oracle Exadata to other people who are looking into implementing such solutions. They need to know what happens with this solution, what can be done with it, because as the government we cannot give out that information because it's not allowed. But, I would recommend it if a company wants to use these solutions, wants to have stability with their equipment, with their applications, and with their systems. If a company wants to be competitive in the market and have a good name, reputation and everything else, I think using Oracle, with the Oracle Exadata machine, is the best way to achieve that. On a scale of one to ten, I can give Oracle Exadata a 9.

2020-10-25T06:12:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

This is a product that I can recommend, although there needs to be a clear understanding of the use cases because Exadata doesn't come cheap. There is the requisition cost, the cost of support, costs for maintenance, and none of that is cheap. As long as there is a solid reason why Exadata is needed in the organization, I would definitely recommend it. My suggestion for anybody who is implementing this solution is geared towards the in-house DBAs as opposed to customers in general. DBAs tend to handle Exadata the way they would any Oracle database, which is not the way to do it. Many of them have been working with Oracle databases for their entire career, and often, training on Exadata is necessary to get it working properly. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-10-01T09:57:57Z
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Top 20Real User

On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate Oracle Exadata highly. If you compare it to other engineering databases, I would rate it a nine. Practically perfect from my point-of-view.

2020-08-04T07:26:15Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The ecosystem that we have in our company is majorly Microsoft-based. When I refer to power BI or other integrated tools, they are by Microsoft. I would certainly recommend using Oracle. They have their cloud applications and I would say that it is not a good idea to go with an on-premises deployment. My suggestion is that people go with OCI instead. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-06-30T08:17:31Z
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Top 20Real User

In our current situation it is not bad, it's a very capable and very comprehensive solution. On a scale of one to ten I rate Exadata a ten!

2020-06-14T08:03:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Oracle is coming out with many advanced hardware additions and software solutions to make this product the world's best database machine.

2019-11-11T07:53:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I would rate it an eight out of ten.

2019-09-29T07:27:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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.

2016-03-29T09:28:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardConsultant

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.

2014-02-27T20:30:09Z
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