Challenges & Trends

Why Oracle Exadata

Businesses of all types double the amount of data they generate and store each year. Between capacity needs and inquiry slowdowns, this data explosion can have significant cost implications for enterprises across all industries, particularly those using Big Data for business planning, customer service and intelligence. Increased data requirements are leading 83 percent of all businesses to grow their datacenters over the next two years.

Oracle Exadata is a popular solution for companies looking to expand their processing capabilities and update their database infrastructure. By integrating storage, servers, networking and software in one pre-engineered machine, Exadata allows for numerous efficiencies. The software is designed specifically to work together to deliver maximum performance.

According to Oracle senior Vice-President for systems technologies Juan Loaiza, the Exa system differentiation comes from the fact that it provides “the best performance by combining leading-edge hardware with very sophisticated and special software technology—and that’s really where the magic is.”

exadataBecause of this integration and specialization, Exadata can compress data between 10 and 50 times, allowing for smaller warehouse servers, shrinking data center footprints and reduced electricity costs.

Moreover, because Oracle Exadata envelops all database functions – from storage to queries to retrieval – on one box, it decreases data retrieval speed significantly. Exadata increases database performance by 10 times, and is capable of performing 1.5 million operations per second. This reduces friction typically associated with data usage, providing better employee performance, better customer service and better overall execution time.

The Exadata Advantage

The Oracle Exadata Database Machine provides several significant advantages over other platforms. Because of the software and hardware integration, performance and configuration testing are already complete, therefore removing a significant step in deployment. Moreover, Exadata typically plays nicely with pre-existing Oracle databases, reducing conversion complexity.

While some conversion projects may be necessary to facilitate conversion from other database solutions such as Teradata and other proprietary systems, these efforts  typically result in additional efficiencies in the long term, as they eliminate the need for manual data validation and input. Nevertheless, conversion projects require detailed analysis and understanding of legacy database systems to ensure accurate mapping to the Oracle environment.

How SRI Infotech Can Help

SRI Infotech can help you implement Exadata in your enterprise. From legacy database migration planning and deployment to installation and configuration to 24×7 support, maintenance and troubleshooting, SRI is your go to partner for all things Oracle.

We work with you and your stakeholders to provide the most skilled human capital in information technology and services. Our globally sourced engineers are highly skilled and valued partners in our success. They possess not only substantial industry work experience, but frequently hold PhDs and Masters degrees in programming and engineering. As a result of their academic and practical knowledge, they understand your project needs in both technical and business terms.

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