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Five Ideas: Exadata

Leading analyst firm calls high expectations for Oracle Exadata Database Machine “well founded.”

November 2010

Market research firm IDC recently published the report Messages from Oracle OpenWorld 2010: Exadata Exceeds Expectation and MySQL Thrives, one of three reports it prepared featuring the Oracle Exadata Database Machine and based on announcements and customer interviews from September's big conference. But IDC is not the only party finding Oracle Exadata worth celebrating: InfoStor magazine also recently concluded that Oracle “may have a winner.” Read on to see what Oracle experts, analysts and customers have to say about how the new Exadata release changes the game.

“What became clear from the start, and was reinforced by numerous customer panels as well as one-on-one interviews with users, was that Oracle's claims regarding Exadata's speed, efficiency, and scalability were not hype; if anything, they proved modest when compared with actual experience.” —IDC report

“Exadata Database Machine is delivering on the promises of extreme performance for OLTP and data warehousing applications and reduced IT costs through consolidation. Organizations are transforming how they deliver IT services and the quality of service with which they delivers those services with Oracle Exadata Database Machine.” —William Hardie, Oracle Vice President

“With Oracle Exadata, organizations can really work with information to enable superior business decision-making by allowing analysts to consider more possibilities and do deeper analysis in the same—or even less—time.” —Merv Adrian, principal at consulting firm IT Market Strategy

“Exadata in the first release changed the game. Now we've moved beyond warehousing to OLTP, to mixed workloads. It's an integrated system that’s optimized, fully supported, and serviced by us. One company, accountable for doing everything.” —Oracle President Mark Hurd

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