Oracle Exadata

Oracle Exadata

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Score 9.1 out of 100
Oracle Exadata Database Machine

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Recent Reviews

Exadate the real database machine

10 out of 10
October 31, 2019
The Exadata Machine is used as a centralized database for ERP applications, and some other inhouse applications. It is used for the whole …
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The best you can get!

8 out of 10
October 23, 2019
I have been using Exadata for about 8 months and have been loving it. Most of the time it is used by the BI applications team and we don't …
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No Alternative Competes

9 out of 10
September 18, 2019
It has leveraged as our enterprise Oracle Database platform. Helped us with the consolidation of all Oracle Databases including both OLTP …
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Exadata Review

10 out of 10
September 17, 2019
We use the Exadata enterprise wide. It has all of our OLTP production databases as well as the data warehouse. We also have a standby …
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Exadata is wonderful

9 out of 10
September 17, 2019
Oracle Exadata Database Machines is being used for one of our mission-critical databases supporting the revenue cycle department. It has …
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EXADATA

9 out of 10
October 29, 2018
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 …
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Database Server

$2.9032

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Per Unit

Quarter Rack

$14.5162

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Per Unit

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Product Details

What is Oracle Exadata?

Oracle Exadata is software and hardware engineered to support high-performance running of Oracle databases.

Fore more information visit https://www.oracle.com/engineered-systems/exadata/database-machine

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Oracle Exadata?

Oracle Exadata is software and hardware engineered to support high-performance running of Oracle databases.

Who uses Oracle Exadata?

The most common users of Oracle Exadata are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • High Speed Computing
  • History Tables
  • Implementation of temporary tables
  • SQL Developer attempt to convert T-SQL to PL-SQL could be better
Score 8 out of 10
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  • RAC/clustered database technology
  • RMAN duplicate and cloning
  • Full sh/bash/ksh support
  • Generally faster i/o throughput versus non-exadata
  • Patching can often become quite involved and convoluted. It should be more transparent and straightforward.
  • Storage metrics can be difficult and time consuming to obtain.
  • Basic administrative functions can be hard to repair when discovered.
  • Vendor support can take a while to obtain. Generally several attempts are necessary to reach the right area of vendor expertise.
Habeeb Akbar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • The transaction process is very fast.
  • Scalable and reliable.
  • The best IO performance for large data.
  • Hardware support needs improvement.
  • Configuration should be easy, and customers should be able to handle it without experts.
  • It should also be available with the Solaris operating system.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Customize-able for specific functionality optimized for combination of online transaction or analytical processing.
  • Ability to serve mix workloads with resource management feature enables prioritizing allocation for certain workload.
  • Scale-able on-premise with compatibility for cloud deployment offers flexible solution for organization considering to transition from on-premise solution.
  • Integrating with different types of databases can be a challenge
  • Having a hardware platform optimized to run specific database software surely comes with a price
  • Single vendor to support same hardware and software will make migrating to different hardware and/or software become a hassle
September 18, 2019

No Alternative Competes

Jon Shale | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Increased performance of queries without indexes.
  • Maximize usage of Oracle Database licenses.
  • Offload SQL queries to storage.
  • Upgrade Infiniband to 100Gb.
  • Better service by Platinum Services.
September 17, 2019

Thoughts on Exadata

Score 7 out of 10
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  • Database compression is excellent.
  • 12 C containers for VM databases.
  • Would be nice to have a better connection with different vendors or external storage or products.
September 17, 2019

Exadata Review

Anna Lard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Storage cell offload
  • Full table scans
  • Manages itself
  • Easier to add storage - it only gets shipped with so much and you have to purchase additional storage. That's not cheap, and they have to be installed.
  • [Could be] less expensive
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Sparse clone helps us to quickly provision the dev/ test databases in less than 30 minutes and also saves storage.
  • Compression features in Exadata greatly helped us to save storage and improve performance.
  • Redundancy at every level in Exadata keeps our Oracle databases always up.
  • Platinum patching support is not as good as we expect.
Olivier Ameryckx Oliva G. | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Performance in running the database
  • Fast execution and easy to plug in
  • All in one solution
  • Scalability and upgrades
  • Allowing to run with VMware
  • Upgrade from old machine to new one. If you have an old machine, it is quite hard to upgrade them as Oracle withdraws some products after a new release. So, it is not cool for a customer who wants an upgrade but has to buy a new machine because the old one doesn’t exist anymore.
  • Mandatory installations from Oracle
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Group shared space offers easy management and flexibility.
  • Consistent response times, faster than the vendor replaced by Oracle.
  • Oracle SQL Developer is full featured and intuitive for accessing Exadata.
  • The learning curve for syntax (aliasing, dates, etc) is steeper than some database vendors.
  • Initially had issues with response times but this was resolved with some configuration changes.
October 29, 2018

EXADATA

Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.
Ray Hirte | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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
Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • 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. :-)
Score 7 out of 10
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  • 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.
Bert Scalzo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • 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.