4.1 out of 5 (19 Ratings)
Mar 17, 2017
Both scalable in physical architecture and cost
Mar 8, 2017
Mar 7, 2017
Delivery expected service.
Feb 24, 2017
smooth transition with the exception of some unusual hardware failures.
Feb 24, 2017
We had an excellent and knowledgeable vendor to help us during the implementation.
Feb 21, 2017
Achieved the required performance metric for mission critical billing and funding platform
Feb 15, 2017
These systems are designed to address major technology challenges in today’s rapidly changing technology realm. One of the many problems these new hardware suite aims to address is the Oracle Licensing dilemma. Small organizations who own Oracle Database license for say 8 processors (16 Intel CPU cores) quickly come to realize that there is no alternate yet powerful server when it is time to replace their aging hardware with newer ones. A Dell enterprise-class server for instance with 2 Intel Xenon servers would quickly eat up all your expensive oracle database/applications licenses without providing significant performance improvements.
Jan 19, 2017
overall experience dealing with oracle and exadata was good, the 3rd party integrator BIAS consulting was excellent. the product is performing as per the specs.
Jan 17, 2017
We are running Oracle DB V11 and V12 on the Exadata platform and it has provided unrivalled performance. It is without question is our preferred platform to run Oracle Database workloads for OLTP. In this case Oracle on Oracle really does perform better. The installation process is quite involved with the configuration tool, where we needed to work with a number of teams to gather all the required information for the deployment. the PSU Process is also not quite as easy as it may first appear from the sales pitch. It does work but rolling outages really take longer and depend entirely on the architecture of your components, and the outages are very long and require a lot of planning and prework. The Exalogic portion of this was a great experience to start with for certain workloads but as time goes by we are questioning the value we get from the exalogic platform because we do not have that many workloads that can really take advantage of the specific features of this infrastructure. We also had to stop using the SDP protocol on the IB link between Exalogic and Exadata as it was not working for us as expected and Oracle advised us to stop. Overall I would reccomend the exadata platform if you really need that extreme performance but be aware it is definitely not a quick process to get up and running and requires a lot of feed and care. In these days with the rise in adoption and the maturity of public cloud providers it is challengine to know if all the effort around the managment of this platform if worth it when you eliminate all this in public cloud - you may not get the same performance but that is a tradeoff. Keep an eye on Oracle public Cloud GEN2 - Exadata as a service will b e available soon and would really be a compelling story.
Dec 12, 2016