Exadata Database Service Features

Enterprise capabilities take your digital initiatives to the next level

Exadata Database Service makes it easy to move workloads to the cloud with support for all Oracle Database Enterprise Edition (EE) features, options, and management packs.

Deployment choices

Organizations of all sizes can effectively address their business requirements and budget constraints with the automated Exadata Database Service running on your choice of clouds, deployment models, and locations.

  • Run Exadata Database Service on dedicated Exadata Cloud Infrastructure or shared Exadata Exascale infrastructure to meet your business requirements and budgetary goals.
  • Select the type of cloud that best meets your needs with a choice of fully compatible Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) public cloud, multicloud, Exadata Cloud@Customer hybrid cloud, and OCI Dedicated Region environments.
  • Lower costs with a choice of software-included or bring-your-own-license consumption models and globally consistent pricing. With Oracle Support Rewards, you can reduce license support costs based on your Oracle Cloud consumption.

Optimized for all database workloads

Reduce data sprawl, complexity, and the cost of using isolated, single-purpose database silos with Exadata Database Service’s converged Oracle Database capabilities.

  • Provide developers with an efficient, high performance platform for all the modern data types, workloads, and analytics your enterprise demands.
  • Take advantage of AI Vector Search for semantic search, JSON Relational Duality for powerful and efficient document handling, Globally Distributed Database for distributed data management, and all Oracle Database 23ai features.
  • Achieve extreme performance, availability, and security and at any scale for your Oracle Database workloads with unique, database-aware optimizations that accelerate AI, analytics, and mission-critical OLTP workloads.

Intelligent data architecture

Exadata Database Service runs on proven, high performance infrastructure that enables intelligent processing for all Oracle Database workloads. No matter how or where it’s deployed, you get the same intelligent data architecture benefits.

  • Exadata RDMA memory optimizations reduce read latency to as low as 17 microseconds for super-fast transaction processing and high throughput for mission-critical OLTP workloads.
  • Automatic storage tiering across DRAM, flash, and disk keeps your most active data on the fastest Exadata storage tier.
  • Automatic parallelization and offloading of SQL queries to storage servers with Exadata Smart Scan enables high-throughput analytics for any scale workload.
  • Automatic parallelization and offloading of AI Vector Search operations to storage servers with AI Smart Scan runs workloads up to 30X faster and enables thousands of concurrent vector searches in multiuser environments.
  • Automatic I/O prioritization and resource management eliminates resource contention and delivers predictable performance for all workloads.
  • Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC) increases performance and minimizes storage consumption with typical compression ratios of 10:1.

High availability

Provide your databases with level of high availability and data protection they need, from development and testing environments though extremely critical workload, using Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture best practices validated with Exadata Database Service.

Lower costs

Align workload demand with consumption and eliminate the high cost of idle resources inherent in database silos with elastic and independent scaling of database compute and storage infrastructure.

  • Low minimum consumption requirements reduce total cost of ownership. You can size for normal workload needs and scale for peak demand.
  • Small minimum infrastructure requirements with shared Exadata Exascale infrastructure and highly granular scaling make the power and versatility of Exadata Database Service available for workloads of all sizes—and for all Oracle Database customers.
  • Independent, online scaling of compute and intelligent storage resources in both shared and dedicated cloud environments lets you economically meet workload demand without over-provisioning for future growth.
  • Automatic, database-aware performance optimizations accelerate OLTP, AI vector, and analytics processing, allowing you to get more work done with less consumption and lower costs.
  • Exadata Exascale’s space-efficient thin clones enable instant provisioning of full-scale databases for development, testing, or recovery purposes, significantly reducing storage costs and making your developers more productive.
  • Exadata Database Service and Autonomous Database can run on the same dedicated Exadata cloud, multicloud, hybrid cloud, or dedicated cloud environment to simplify management and reduce costs.

Built-in security

Exadata Database Service provides defense in-depth with built-in Oracle Database and OCI capabilities that help you to protect data from unauthorized access by insiders, outsiders, and cyberattacks.

  • Automatically protect data at its source with always-on data encryption using Oracle Transparent Encryption (TDE) and customer-managed encryption keys; secures data at rest, in motion and when backup up.
  • Minimize security gaps caused by error-prone, manual operations with automated lifecycle management for tasks such as provisioning, patching, maintenance, and backup.
  • Create a secure environment that will remain secure as conditions change over time. Use Oracle Data Safe, included at no charge, to understand data sensitivity, evaluate data risks, mask sensitive data, implement and monitor security controls, assess user security, and monitor user activity.
  • Keep unauthorized users from accessing sensitive data, prevent unauthorized database changes, and address industry, regulatory, or corporate security standards with the included Oracle Database Vault.
  • Simplify protection against SQL injection attacks with Oracle Database 23ai’s built-in SQL Firewall feature.