Oracle Exadata Database Machine offers in-memory performance for our DB transactions
January 29, 2020

Oracle Exadata Database Machine offers in-memory performance for our DB transactions

Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Oracle Exadata Database Machine

Oracle Exadata Database Machine is our enterprise standard for SQL databases. My department has a large application on Sybase ASE 16 and we evaluated a number of platforms to migrate onto from Sybase. After reviewing MS-SQL, SAP HANA, IBM DB2 and Exadata, Exadata emerged as the winner. We put in place a two year project plan to migrate about 50 TB of data, 24 databases * 7 instances, 8000 stored procedures and about 1,500 tables. Our business problem we were solving was to collapse 7 instances of our application into 1, eliminate multiple copies of data and migrate off of dedicated hardware, moving to our enterprise Exadata offering us the database as a service.
  • High Speed Computing
  • History Tables
  • Implementation of temporary tables
  • SQL Developer attempt to convert T-SQL to PL-SQL could be better
  • Standardization of hardware
  • Standardization of software
Oracle Exadata Database Machine had the best performance overall hands down. It clearly beat the competition and we were seeing 1000X improvement on SAP HANA. Oracle Exadata Database Machine beat that without us refactoring our code. To achieve that in HANA, we had to refactor the code somewhat. Now this was for our limited POC of 5 use cases. Given the large number of stored procedures we had in Sybase, we need to capture more production metrics but we are seeing incredible performance.

Do you think Oracle Exadata Database Machine delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Oracle Exadata Database Machine's feature set?

Yes

Did Oracle Exadata Database Machine live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Oracle Exadata Database Machine go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Oracle Exadata Database Machine again?

Yes

Oracle Exadata Database Machine is a great platform. My only concern with the platform is the fact that it runs on dedicated proprietary hardware provided by Oracle because it is treated as a "machine." Our prior database installation of Sybase could run on a variety of hardware devices. Same with SAP HANA, MS-SQL, and DB2. But given the way the organization is utilizing the Oracle Exadata Database Machine as the enterprise solution and providing the database as a service. I was less concerned about that because my team is no longer responsible for patching the hardware or database software. That is all handled for us because we are receiving the service. Oracle Exadata Database Machine is well suited for mission-critical large scale installations given the cost of entry to get the platform. We are running on-premise. I do know that oracle also offers a cloud-based service.