Oracle Grid Engine software is a distributed resource management (DRM) system that manages the distribution of users' workloads to available compute resources. While compute resources in a typical data center have utilization rates that are on average 10%-25%, Oracle Grid Engine can help a company increase utilization to 80%, 90% or even 95%. This significant improvement comes from the intelligent distribution of workload to the most appropriate available resources.
When users submit their work to Oracle Grid Engine as jobs, the software monitors the current state of all resources in the cluster and is able to assign these jobs to the best-suited resources. Oracle Grid Engine gives administrators both the flexibility to accurately model their computing environments as resources and to translate business rules into policies that govern the use of those resources.
No dedicated Apache Hadoop cluster is needed—Reduces the cost of running Hadoop applications by enabling them to share resources with other data center applications rather than having to maintain a dedicated cluster for Hadoop.
Access to on-demand cloud resources—Enables you to automatically provision additional resources from the Amazon EC2 service to process peak application workloads, reducing the need to provision data center capacity according to peak demand.
Reduces execution times—Can schedule applications that are sensitive to CPU topologies to maximize their performance, cutting execution times in some cases by more than 50%.
Conserves power—Able to automatically manage the power settings of idle systems during off-peak hours, reducing their power consumption and driving down the overall data center operating costs.