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2014-02-27T20:30:09Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Oracle Exadata?

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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The solution is expensive and the license is paid annually. It includes the database, clustering and the software for data, so you're paying for three or four software licenses plus the hardware license. If you activate any of the options, that will incur additional payment.

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

We are under contract and pay a license to Oracle. I cannot speak to the exact amount.

2021-07-07T08:45:54Z
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Top 10Consultant

I don't evaluate the fees involved in using the solution. It's too big. However, it's my understanding that you need to pay for the hardware, the nodes, and the cells. That said, you can configure it however you want. You can easily buy and increase the capacity in only the nodes or only the cells if you prefer. It's worth the money you spend. The value is there.

2021-04-07T11:44:26Z
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Top 5Reseller

The majority of our customers are in government or big enterprises, and the projects that we sell come out to several million USD. With this amount of money on the table, it's always better to have an experienced team of consultants, who know Exadata very well, handle the implementation.

2021-02-07T11:07:41Z
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Top 10Real User

I don't handle the licensing or billing, therefore, I'm not familiar with the direct costs of using this solution.

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

The licensing can be a bit expensive because you need to have certain tools enabled that require them.

2020-12-16T15:09:00Z
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Top 5Consultant

The licensing is the same as it is with other Oracle products, which depends on how many CPU cores are activated. In addition to that, there are storage licenses that are needed. All things considered, the price of this product is fairly high, as is always the case with Oracle.

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

If you compare an Oracle database on your system to buying into Exadata, which is an engineering system consisting of hardware, then, of course, it is more expensive. On the other hand, it gives you some possibilities to experience better performance than you would have if you would run Oracle on your servers. When you scale it up, it means that you actually get this additional hardware for free. You need to pay more for the license instead. This is one of the cost differences that is not very clear how to calculate. It is hard to tell how long it takes for one product or the other to become a cost advantage. There are some extra costs for hardware and for everything else if you upgrade to have better performance. At that point, the system uses not just the standard license, but also the storage shares. This can be quite significant when doing larger implementations. So the clarity of the cost models is something that could probably use some improvement from the Oracle side.

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

Going to EXADATA is not good advice for non-profit companies, like government institutions, all though this is a very safe infrastructure to guarantee security and availability for a long period. The OPEX must be well prepared for a period that can have all the return of the investment. Using EXADATA as a database as a Service (Multi-tenancy) can be an alternative to good ROI.

2020-06-30T19:26:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are okay with the licensing, as it's not much. Oracle is always costly but it's fine.

2020-06-30T08:17:31Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Exadata is an expensive tool, but, considering the ROI, it's worth going for the solution.

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

The price is very high. But, it is worth it.

2018-10-10T08:56:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

There are many new options available now, including IaaS and CoD. I would advise others to engage a third-party expert to ensure that they get the best deal. I did note that Oracle does tend to internally oversize things especially if they want to fill up a budget, and hence third-party oversight is essential.

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

We had ACS perform the initial Startup Pack, however there are companies that can do this much cheaper to lower the original setup cost, such as ours. Day-to-day cost is greatly reduced compared to our legacy environment as we no longer have to serve as "fire fighters." In terms of pricing, Exadata is probably not going to be the lowest cost option. There is a price to pay for performance and stability. With that being said, I have not heard of any customers who have regretted the purchase and/or looking to get off the technology. On the contrary, I can't imagine going to another solution at this point and trying to justify this with the user community in terms of why the system performance degraded. Can't imagine that would go over too well.

2014-02-27T20:30:09Z
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