Oracle, an enterprise solutions company, develops database and middleware software, application software, and hardware systems. It is focused on reducing IT complexity by engineering hardware and software to work together—in the cloud and in the data center. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers—400,000 of them in more than 145 countries—to accelerate innovation and create added value for their organizations.
Oracle is committed to running its business on its industry-leading solutions. Oracle’s software running on Oracle’s engineered systems, which combine hardware and software optimized to work together, provide a powerful business advantage to the company and its customers. Specifically, in this case, Oracle E-Business Suite running on Oracle SuperCluster with Oracle Exadata Storage Server provided an ideal solution that would enable the company to improve database and enterprise application performance as its environment continues to grow rapidly, while avoiding continuously costly upgrades. As a result, it improved productivity and operational efficiency to support sustained growth and profitability. Additionally, Oracle’s query offload provided an important performance advantage—splitting processing between the disk and database and reducing I/O requirements significantly.
Oracle needed to complete the migration in time for its third-quarter financial close. “To our delight, we completed the cutover to production in just three months after receiving our first Oracle SuperCluster and with just 180 minutes of downtime,” said Ric Ginsberg, vice president, enterprise application services, Oracle. The initiative also involved an upgrade to Solaris 11 as well as deployment of Oracle Active Data Guard and an Oracle Grid Infrastructure.