We moved to Oracle Exadata Database Machine as part of our initiative to enhance system performance and scale to support future growth. Our IT and functional teams, along with Oracle, worked together to seamlessly move our large data volumes onto Oracle Exadata with minimal disruption to day-to-day operations and in record time.
Conversion of our database and related infrastructure to the Oracle Exadata platform was one of the most critical projects we have ever undertaken. Given the operational criticality of the PeopleSoft suite, we had virtually no margin for error. Project complexity was exacerbated by the involvement of over 10 teams, internal to Cognizant as well as external, and by our massive data size. It was also necessary to transition both production and disaster-recovery environments simultaneously. Given these challenges, the Cognizant and Oracle teams worked in lockstep to achieve a seamless, silk-smooth transition to the new platform. In fact, this has been one of our smoothest projects to date, and we have been deriving the performance and scalability benefits of the Oracle Exadata platform ever since.