Estate Explorer

Oracle Estate Explorer is a free analysis tool that reveals operational and ownership insights, TCO alternatives, and migration readiness across your Oracle Database estate. Use it to compare TCO between on-premises and cloud databases and to accelerate migrations to Autonomous Database.

Benefits of using Oracle Estate Explorer

  • Essential

    Gain valuable insights into cost, risk, and estate management with visibility into your entire on-premises and multicloud database estate.

  • Near-instant

    Each database is scored in seconds regardless of size or production status. Powerful migration analytics prioritize databases for least-effort migrations—saving DBAs months of effort.

  • Simplify migration

    Build a justifiable business case that combines operational usage, database complexity, and projected costs. Prioritize databases with zero or minimal required changes.

  • Completely
    private and secure

    Install this self-service tool behind your firewall or in any cloud tenancy, keeping your data private and secure.

How Oracle Estate Explorer works

Oracle Estate Explorer gathers estate metadata and builds an Oracle Database estate catalog. Flexible reporting and visualizations clarify operational costs and risks. Customizable Oracle Cloud migration analysis simplifies estate diversity and suggests least-effort migrations.

  • Build an estate catalog

    • Include all Oracle Databases
    • Capture metadata
    • Visualize estate linkages
  • Group for analysis

    • Production or development
    • Line of business
    • Data center or location
  • Capture current details

    • Operating environment
    • Database size
    • Database metadata only
  • Analyze and evaluate

    • Visualize your entire estate
    • Customize evaluation rules
    • Explore TCO alternatives
    • Get migration guidance
    • Prioritize migrations

Estate Explorer product tour

Estate View section view, description below

On this page is a visual illustration of the database estate. The Estate View shows all of the found connections between databases in the Catalog. This is based upon the presence of Database links.

Databases are grouped together into clusters. A cluster may indicate that there are data-related dependencies between members of the cluster. When a database inter-connects between two clusters, it will take on the color of the largest cluster.

Understanding these relationships can be very important when deciding on migration strategy, priority and order. It is possible that highly interdependent databases should be moved together as a group rather than individually.

In addition, the specific databases in the visualization are named.

Visualize your database estate

Visualizing your estate brings new insights and connections to your strategic planning. Database linkages not only help you plan migrations of related databases but they also bring clarity for resource utilization, budgetary planning, and service levels.

Database Catalog view, description below

On this page are user selectable pie charts that illustrate the proportional content of the database estate. In this illustration, we are highlighting database versions, database types, character sets, catalog assessment status, and data sources. Beneath these charts are a table of supporting details.

Profile and understand your estate

Easily understand the business ownership and location of your database environments. With 26 business and technology metrics, you can quantify the diversity and usage across your estate. Self-service reporting visualizations and pivots allow you to customize your analysis.

Evaluate view, description below

On this page are pie charts that describe the count by type of action required for database preparation tasks. Examples include database links, indexed organized tables, Java objects, restricted packages, and more. In an adjacent chart, the actions necessary are quantified by the modification effort required. The modification effort per task is a user customizable factor.

Beneath these charts is a supporting table of the detail represented in these charts.

Evaluate overall estate migration issues and effort

The overall estate summary quantifies the complexity of your migration effort. The diagnostic migration analysis identifies and prioritizes issues. These charts illustrate the number of actions, and the effort needed to resolve them.

Prioritize view, description below

This page illustrates the Estate Explorer report that ranks databases in order of least database preparation effort for their migration to the Oracle Autonomous Database. This report suggests which databases should be migrated first.

Prioritize migrations that require the least preparation effort

Prioritizing database migrations by least amount of preparation effort required speeds up migrations and reduces migration costs.

The automated expert analysis discovers all conditions that require resolution and assigns each database a preparation-effort score. Using this score, all databases in the estate are ranked according to the effort required to migrate them, from least to most preparation effort.

Reporting view, description below

This page illustrates a few of the Estate Explorer reports. There is an overall estate assessment report, detailed database profile, summary of action items across the estate, along with specific education and guidance on the issues discovered and expert recommendations for how best to respond to them.

Generate reports and guidance

Overall estate analysis provides important facts and rankings revealing overall departmental ownership, conformance to standards, operational usage, and much more.

Every database is profiled with operational, estate connections, and migration effort information.

TCO view, description below

One of the important features of Estate Explorer is the total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis. This analysis compares on-premises costs with the potential costs of running the same workloads in Oracle Cloud on either Oracle Autonomous Database or Oracle Exadata Cloud Service.

Users can model the data in a variety ways. They can change both the assumptions the model makes and use the scaling features available in Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Exadata Cloud Service to customize the test scenarios.

In this illustration, the autoscaling feature is used to compare running on-premises workloads with running on Autonomous Database. In this example, the TCO for on-premises costs is $3.2M and running the same workloads (based on the up-to-date estate analysis provided by Estate Explorer) is $1.85M—42% less. The bar chart breaks these costs down for both source and target in these cost categories: infrastructure, operations, software, space, and power.

Explore TCO alternatives

Using your estate profile and analysis, compare operational costs across your existing estate, Oracle Exadata Cloud Service, and Oracle Autonomous Database. Cost categories include infrastructure, operations, facilities, and software.

Segment your TCO results by business unit, workload type, geography, any group you created, or for your entire estate.

October 12, 2023

Three Essential Tools for Migrating to Oracle Autonomous

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Oracle provides three key diagnostic tools that evaluate your overall database estate and helps you prioritize the least-cost databases to migrate, ensure technical compatibility, and validate that your performance meets or exceeds your current database.