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Oracle Exadata is software and hardware engineered to support high-performance running of Oracle databases.You aren't on Exadata? You're killing me smalls!We are using it for our PeopleSoft application across the enterprise. This addresses some of our performance issues. Our payroll calcs went from 25 minutes per calc to 6 minutes greatly improving our payroll confirm. Better performance for our database backups.,Speeds up backup and restore. Improved performance for payroll processing Platinum support and proactive monitoring of database hardware Batch processing performance improvement.,Platinum support patching has suffered lately in performance of the patching event Cost for additional applications such as RAC Cost of the hardware and support,9,Database backups reduced to 20 minutes from 5 hours Performance in almost all database-intensive transactions. Payroll processing generally reduced finish time by 4 hours per payroll Wednesday, giving us more problem resolution time. Proactive hardware monitoring with replacements parts installed prior to full failure.,Quest International User Group,Oracle PeopleSoft HCMEXADATAIt's the best platform to run Oracle Database. You can consolidate all your DB workload to Exadata and it will perform much better than other platforms. We got almost a 3-5x boost on Exadata. It is one of the best and easy to manage platforms and gives full control to DBA. Backup and restore of Database is also easier, simpler, and faster.,It runs analytical workloads much faster. The HCC compression helps to reduce the storage cost and increase storage efficiency Ideal platform to consolidate database.,It's difficult to find the cons. Entry cost may be high but if you compare overall cost with performance, then it's not a big factor. It does not support legacy database version.,9,ROI $/IOPS $/transaction,Not a member of any user groups,Performance, scalability, fast, installed: this is Oracle Exadata.The most valuable feature of the solution is that it is durable. It is a highly relevant option with extreme performance. The extreme performance is one of the key features when you're using Exadata. There are known points that you need to take care of, simply "beware of update".! I implemented a data warehouse on Exadata. Before this solution, we were aiming for this to be completed by 8 a.m., when our ETLs would finish. With the help of Exadata's special features, this was reduced to 3 a.m.This solution allows us to bring more data within the same time period. It provides us with more subject areas that provide more reports to our users. Our ETL times reduced to 65%, then to 50%.,Oracle Database : Deliver industry-leading security, high availability and scalability with Oracle Database, which has been significantly enhanced to take advantage of the Oracle Exadata Storage Servers. Exadata Smart Scan : Improve query performance by offloading intensive query processing and data mining scoring to scalable intelligent storage servers. Smart Flash Cache : Transparently cache 'hot' read and write data to fast solid-state storage, improving query response times and throughput. Exadata systems use the latest PCI flash technology rather than flash disks. PCI flash delivers ultra-high performance by placing flash directly on the high speed PCI bus rather than behind slow disk controllers. Hybrid Columnar Compression : Reduce the size of data warehousing tables by 10x, and archive tables by 50x, to improve performance and lower storage costs for primary, standby, and backup databases. Query high, query low, archive high and archive low. Infiniband Network : Connect multiple Oracle Exadata Database Machines using the InfiniBand fabric to form a larger single system image configuration. Each InfiniBand link provides 40 Gigabits of bandwidth–many times higher than traditional storage or server networks. Petabyte Scalability : Easily scale data warehouse to support enterprise data growth.,There's nothing bad to say about Exadata. It's stable, durable, and always up and running. My DBAs do online patches and online backup. I would like to see more database features and maybe more archiving features, because we need to do data archiving. I would like to see additional database memory. It could be cheaper. :-),10,Durability Scalability Extreme Performance Installed out-of-the-box,Independent Oracle User Group ODTUG Colombia Oracle Users Group Costa Rica Oracle Users Group Ecuador Oracle User Group Grupo de Usuarios Oracle El Salvadore Oracle User Group Guatemala Oracle User Group Mexico Panama Oracle User Group Azerbeidzjan Oracle User Group Bulgarian Oracle User Group Oracle Gebruikersclub Holland Oracle User Group Finland Oracle User Group Norway Romanian Oracle User Group Slovenian Oracle User Group (SIOUG) Spain Oracle User Group TROUG Turkish Oracle User Group UK Oracle User Group All India Oracle User Group,,Oracle BI Foundation Suite, Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle Data Warehouse, Oracle Database, Oracle Database 12c, Oracle Database as a Service, Oracle Enterprise Data Quality, Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Warehouse Builder, SAS DataFluxPowerful, but a little clunky at firstI use Oracle Exadata in relation to Banner reports, I can use these reports specifically for budgeting and accounts payable.,Oracle is able to take a lot of data and put it into concise reports. Oracle is super fast, for the amount at data it needs to contain and access at any time.,It might just be Banner, but the user interface is clunky when you're just getting started to learn it quickly and easily. It would be great if Banner had more customer service help lines as well.,7,,Skype for Business, BlackboardExadata - It's more than one could ever expectWe used Exadata across the entire organization. We needed a super high-performance database platform for Oracle - and Exadata was exactly what we needed. While the initial cost and learning curve were a bit steep, the performance improvements in all our database applications were nothing short of phenomenal. If we could have afforded to switch over entirely to Exadata we would have had stellar results. For those database applications we did not place on Exadata it was painful to know there's a better platform and way to go. If budget were not an issue we would have done so. It's almost impossible to value the smart scan technology and cell offloading until you see it in practice. The technology delivers on every promise and in general, is far better than one expects.,The smart scan and cell offloading churn through massive amounts of data in a far more efficient and timely manner than any other Oracle database platform option available. We did not have to change any application code to deploy on Exadata. We never allowed optimizer hints in our application code so we had zero issues when we upgraded. We actually were able to consolidate many databases onto a single Exadata box - far more than we had ever expected.,I wish Exadata costs were just a little lower to overcome new users initial price shock. But once you see it in action the issue disappears. I wish the Exadata technology were available on non-Oracle hardware/servers. In theory it should be able to be done on other servers, but it's blocked by Oracle it seems. The new Exadata Express in the cloud is misleading, it does not have full smart scan capabilities. So people who try to experiment with Exadata first on the cloud may not see the real benefit and not understand why.,9,We did encounter some maintenance issues with higher parts costs. For example we had numerous server fans die and it costs like $400 per fan for the same server fans it seems as any server that costs like $30. You must train your Oracle DBAs for Exadata. It is not just simply an Oracle database with some minor extras. To best leverage its capabilities and to successfully manage Exadata you need about 3-4 weeks of special training (even for long time Oracle experts). Exadata updates are a little more complicated and take extra planning.,,Toad for Oracle, DBArtisan, VMware Workstation
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October 23, 2018

Oracle Exadata Review: "You aren't on Exadata? You're killing me smalls!"

Score 9 out of 10
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We are using it for our PeopleSoft application across the enterprise. This addresses some of our performance issues. Our payroll calcs went from 25 minutes per calc to 6 minutes greatly improving our payroll confirm. Better performance for our database backups.
  • Speeds up backup and restore.
  • Improved performance for payroll processing
  • Platinum support and proactive monitoring of database hardware
  • Batch processing performance improvement.
  • Platinum support patching has suffered lately in performance of the patching event
  • Cost for additional applications such as RAC
  • Cost of the hardware and support
Performance improvement in our payroll processing. Payroll calcs going from 25 minutes to 6 minutes was a game changer for us, as well as backups going from 5 hours to 20 minutes.
This allows us to do testing and then restore the database and test again.
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October 29, 2018

Oracle Exadata Review: "EXADATA"

Score 9 out of 10
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It's the best platform to run Oracle Database. You can consolidate all your DB workload to Exadata and it will perform much better than other platforms. We got almost a 3-5x boost on Exadata. It is one of the best and easy to manage platforms and gives full control to DBA. Backup and restore of Database is also easier, simpler, and faster.
  • It runs analytical workloads much faster.
  • The HCC compression helps to reduce the storage cost and increase storage efficiency
  • Ideal platform to consolidate database.
  • It's difficult to find the cons.
  • Entry cost may be high but if you compare overall cost with performance, then it's not a big factor.
  • It does not support legacy database version.
The machine is best suited for data warehouses and analytical workloads, and with new features it even provides better performance on OLTP as well. It keeps improving with every version and getting better and better day by the day. The DBAs will enjoy the full control of the system and enhance their skills. It's best for OLTP and DWH.
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November 01, 2017

Review: "Performance, scalability, fast, installed: this is Oracle Exadata."

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The most valuable feature of the solution is that it is durable. It is a highly relevant option with extreme performance. The extreme performance is one of the key features when you're using Exadata. There are known points that you need to take care of, simply "beware of update".!

I implemented a data warehouse on Exadata. Before this solution, we were aiming for this to be completed by 8 a.m., when our ETLs would finish. With the help of Exadata's special features, this was reduced to 3 a.m.

This solution allows us to bring more data within the same time period. It provides us with more subject areas that provide more reports to our users. Our ETL times reduced to 65%, then to 50%.

  • Oracle Database : Deliver industry-leading security, high availability and scalability with Oracle Database, which has been significantly enhanced to take advantage of the Oracle Exadata Storage Servers.
  • Exadata Smart Scan : Improve query performance by offloading intensive query processing and data mining scoring to scalable intelligent storage servers.
  • Smart Flash Cache : Transparently cache 'hot' read and write data to fast solid-state storage, improving query response times and throughput. Exadata systems use the latest PCI flash technology rather than flash disks. PCI flash delivers ultra-high performance by placing flash directly on the high speed PCI bus rather than behind slow disk controllers.
  • Hybrid Columnar Compression : Reduce the size of data warehousing tables by 10x, and archive tables by 50x, to improve performance and lower storage costs for primary, standby, and backup databases. Query high, query low, archive high and archive low.
  • Infiniband Network : Connect multiple Oracle Exadata Database Machines using the InfiniBand fabric to form a larger single system image configuration. Each InfiniBand link provides 40 Gigabits of bandwidth–many times higher than traditional storage or server networks.
  • Petabyte Scalability : Easily scale data warehouse to support enterprise data growth.
  • There's nothing bad to say about Exadata. It's stable, durable, and always up and running. My DBAs do online patches and online backup.
  • I would like to see more database features and maybe more archiving features, because we need to do data archiving. I would like to see additional database memory.
  • It could be cheaper. :-)
  • First, get the database on Oracle. If you are in an Oracle stack, it would be much better to use the Oracle products. If you are driving a Ferrari, you wouldn’t put a Mercedes engine in it. If you are writing a query, you cannot rely on other brands. Since I'm an architect, when I look for a product, I look for performance.
  • The installation is easy because it comes out-of-the-box and you just start using it.
  • Previous to Oracle Exadata, we were using a normal Oracle RAC service. We were just waiting for this product to come out.
  • I'm currently writing a data warehouse on Exadata. Before this solution, we were aiming for this to be completed by 8 a.m., when our ETLs would finish. With the help of Exadata's special features, this was reduced to 3 a.m. This solution allows us to bring more data within the same time period. It provides us with more subject areas that provide more reports to our users. Our ETL times reduced to 65%, then to 50%.

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October 27, 2017

Oracle Exadata Review: "Powerful, but a little clunky at first"

Score 7 out of 10
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I use Oracle Exadata in relation to Banner reports, I can use these reports specifically for budgeting and accounts payable.
  • Oracle is able to take a lot of data and put it into concise reports.
  • Oracle is super fast, for the amount at data it needs to contain and access at any time.
  • It might just be Banner, but the user interface is clunky when you're just getting started to learn it quickly and easily. It would be great if Banner had more customer service help lines as well.
It's great for organizations where you need to create, collect, and track information to continue to grow rapidly.
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March 09, 2017

Oracle Exadata Review: "Exadata - It's more than one could ever expect"

Score 9 out of 10
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We used Exadata across the entire organization. We needed a super high-performance database platform for Oracle - and Exadata was exactly what we needed. While the initial cost and learning curve were a bit steep, the performance improvements in all our database applications were nothing short of phenomenal. If we could have afforded to switch over entirely to Exadata we would have had stellar results. For those database applications we did not place on Exadata it was painful to know there's a better platform and way to go. If budget were not an issue we would have done so. It's almost impossible to value the smart scan technology and cell offloading until you see it in practice. The technology delivers on every promise and in general, is far better than one expects.
  • The smart scan and cell offloading churn through massive amounts of data in a far more efficient and timely manner than any other Oracle database platform option available.
  • We did not have to change any application code to deploy on Exadata. We never allowed optimizer hints in our application code so we had zero issues when we upgraded.
  • We actually were able to consolidate many databases onto a single Exadata box - far more than we had ever expected.
  • I wish Exadata costs were just a little lower to overcome new users initial price shock. But once you see it in action the issue disappears.
  • I wish the Exadata technology were available on non-Oracle hardware/servers. In theory it should be able to be done on other servers, but it's blocked by Oracle it seems.
  • The new Exadata Express in the cloud is misleading, it does not have full smart scan capabilities. So people who try to experiment with Exadata first on the cloud may not see the real benefit and not understand why.
Exadata's platform is ideal for database consolidation. With Oracle's multi-tenant (pluggable) databases one can put hundreds of databases on one machine.
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March 20, 2017

Oracle Exadata Review: "Data in Exadata"

Score 9 out of 10
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It's being used as a data warehouse across the whole organization. It solves the issue of performance. We have a lot of data and Exadata resolves the issue of storing and querying it.
  • Performance
  • Cloud Service
  • Storage
  • Flexibility to make changes without Oracle
  • Improved performance.
  • In memory options.
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