By consolidating 9 databases and 2 legacy servers onto Oracle Exadata Database Machine, we processed course registration 3x faster during peak period and boosted the efficiency to provide campus services by up to 40%. The integrated platform also reduced our ownership costs by US$265,000.
Ewha Womans University (Ewha) is Korea’s leading institute for women’s education and also a basic science research center. It provides a broad range of innovative undergraduate and graduate programs, such as arts, engineering, and science, to students across the globe. Ewha is also one of the selected universities to receive government subsidy from the Korean Ministry of Education to promote industry education and create more female engineering talents in the future.
To achieve global excellence and become one of the world’s top 100 universities by 2020, Ewha needed to adopt an integrated IT platform and deliver an advanced teaching and research environment for its educational programs.
We chose Oracle Exadata because of its proven stability and reputable industry position in performance and security. We were also using Oracle products for major systems, so it was easier to consolidate and migrate databases from Oracle as opposed to other vendors.
Ewha performed testing for database integration and online transaction performance during peak periods. The university then implemented Oracle Exadata Database Machine X6-2 and Oracle Database Options to build an integrated IT infrastructure. It completed the installation and migration in just 10 months. With support from Oracle’s technical team, the university now provides faster and reliable IT services.
Established in 1886 as the first modern education institute for Korean women, Ewha Woman’s University is now a global center for women’s education and basic science research. It offers a wide range of study programs, including engineering, law, medicine, liberal arts, sciences, languages, and dance, via 14 undergraduate schools and 15 graduate curriculums.