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Oracle Exadata is the best place to run Oracle Database, simplifying digital transformations, increasing database performance, and reducing costs. Customers achieve higher availability, greater performance, and up to 40% lower cost with Oracle Exadata, as described in Wikibon’s analysis. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle Cloud@Customer, and on-premises deployment options enable customers to modernize database infrastructure, move enterprise applications to the cloud, and rapidly implement digital transformations.

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Exadata Cloud Increases Financial Services Insight and Agility

Learn why 9 out of 10 of the world's largest financial services firms use Oracle Exadata to run databases for core banking applications and customer analytics.

Oracle Exadata costs less than traditional solutions

Understand why IDC says organizations using Exadata Cloud@Customer reduced operational costs by 47% and realized a 256% return on investment.

Oracle Exadata simplifies cloud migrations

Learn why Constellation Research says Oracle Exadata cloud and on-premises solutions increase customer value with seamless workload mobility.

Why Oracle Exadata is best for Oracle Database

The same capabilities, on-premises and in the cloud

Oracle Exadata allows customers to run Oracle Database with the same high performance, scale, and availability wherever needed. Workloads easily move between on-premises data centers, Cloud@Customer deployments, and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, enabling customers to modernize operations and reduce costs.

Analyst report: Bringing Oracle Autonomous Database into the Datacenter with Oracle Cloud@Customer (PDF)

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More scale and flexibility

Oracle Exadata’s scale-out architecture enables customers to independently configure compute and storage resources to meet current workload requirements, allowing them to lower costs. Scalability allows customers to create 25 PB data warehouses and rapidly analyze, accelerating data-driven insights.

Analyst report: Worldwide AL4 Server Market Shares, 2019: Fault-Tolerant systems become digital transformation platforms (PDF)

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Easier digital transformations

Oracle Exadata allows customers to consolidate databases supporting diverse Oracle, ISV, and custom applications, reducing IT complexity and costs. Oracle Autonomous Database on Exadata Cloud@Customer allows organizations to accelerate their digital transformations by using fully automated database services in their data center to address data sovereignty, security, and latency concerns.

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Higher performance for all workloads

Oracle Exadata accelerates customers’ Oracle Database workloads with up to 98% lower SQL read latency and more than 10X the SQL throughput than AWS Relational Database Service (RDS), as discussed in DSC’s analysis (PDF)

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Oracle Exadata

The best place to run Oracle Database in the cloud

Oracle Exadata Cloud Service allows customers to easily move enterprise applications to the cloud with the high performance, scale, and availability of Oracle Exadata and the simplicity of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Advanced cloud automation, dynamic resource scaling, and flexible subscription pricing enable customers to run database workloads faster and lower costs.


– Oracle Cloud Infrastructure automation allows customers to quickly provision databases and manage them throughout their lifecycle, increasing productivity

– Database-transparent persistent memory (PMEM) integration reduces SQL read latencies to as low as 19 microseconds, allowing customers to support more transactions with lower costs

– Scale-out support of 2 to 32 database servers allows customers to consolidate more databases with a single service, increasing operational efficiency and lowering costs


– Provisioning of 3 to 64 intelligent storage servers, allowing customers to generate deeper data-driven insights with up to 2.5 PB uncompressed databases and 25 PB data warehouses

– Flexible subscription pricing with dynamic up-and-down scaling of OCPU consumption enables customers to tightly control costs and meet peak requirements without interrupting operations

The power of Exadata Cloud Service in your data center

Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer allows customers to automate database operations by using Exadata Cloud Service and Oracle Autonomous Database in their data centers. Managed by Oracle and secured behind customer firewalls, Exadata Cloud@Customer allows customers with data sovereignty, security, or latency requirements to start using Oracle’s most advanced cloud database and cloud automation technologies.


– Secure deployment behind customers’ data center firewalls allows enterprises to meet data sovereignty, security, and latency requirements

– Oracle Database Enterprise Edition and Autonomous Database support allow customers to automate operations and lower costs using Oracle’s latest cloud database and automation technologies in their data centers

– Infrastructure owned, managed, and maintained by Oracle allows customers to eliminate capital and management expenses

– Database-transparent PMEM integration reduces SQL read latencies to as low as 19 microseconds, allowing customers to support more transactions with less infrastructure and lower costs


– Scalable capacity supporting up to 479 TB uncompressed databases and 4.8 PB data warehouses allow customers to support larger consolidated database workloads, reducing complexity and costs

– High performance with up to 12 M SQL read IOPS and 300 GB/s of SQL throughput allows customers to accelerate IO-intensive databases while consolidating diverse database workloads

– Flexible subscription pricing with dynamic up-and-down scaling of OCPU consumption enables customers to tightly control costs and meet peak requirements without interrupting operations

The best on-premises system for Oracle Database

Oracle Exadata X8M allows customers to lower costs by reducing the amount of resources needed for OLTP, analytics, and consolidated Oracle Database workloads. Exadata X8M runs Oracle Database with the highest performance, scale, and availability, allowing customers to improve operating efficiency while simplifying management workloads.


– A complete, integrated solution with monthly full-stack patching allows IT teams to reduce system management while improving security

– Database-transparent PMEM integration reduces SQL read latencies to less than 19 microseconds, allowing customers to support more transactions with less infrastructure and lower costs

– Up to 16 M SQL read IOPS and 1 TB/s of in-memory analytics throughput per rack enable customers to increase OLTP throughput and accelerate data-driven insights while consolidating diverse workloads


– Highly configurable systems that scale from an eighth-rack to 18 racks allow customers to minimize the cost of meeting current database consolidation needs and easily expand resources to address future requirements

– Unique capabilities, such as SQL offload to intelligent storage servers and automatic indexing, allow customers to scale application performance with minimal tuning

– High-performance, in-database machine learning allows developers to add new capabilities to existing applications without integrating external services

Oracle Exadata Cloud and on-premises customer successes

Thousands of customers around the world use Oracle Exadata to run mission-critical Oracle Databases, consolidate database infrastructure, and reduce costs with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Cloud@Customer, and on-premises deployments.

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Oracle Exadata use cases

  • Consolidate with database as a service

    Simplify private database clouds with Oracle Exadata or Exadata Cloud@Customer in customer data centers, reducing complexity and lowering costs by up to 40%, as described in Wikibon’s analysis (PDF)

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  • Run mission-critical apps at the speed of business

    Run OLTP applications with up to 98% lower latency and 10X more IOPS than other cloud database services, improving the performance of customer applications and reducing costs, as discussed in DSC’s analysis (PDF)

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  • Generate new insights

    Operate data warehouses faster and gain new insights with Oracle Exadata, on-premises or in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

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  • Accelerate applications development

    Enable developers to deliver new capabilities on time and under budget with Oracle Exadata and converged Oracle Database capabilities.

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  • Build machine-learning models 10X faster

    Easily add Oracle Machine Learning capabilities to existing database applications with Oracle Exadata, and build models up to 10X faster than with standalone systems.

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March 25, 2020

Oracle Exadata Cloud Service: Bring your business to the cloud

Bob Thome, Vice President of Product Management for Database Engineered Systems and Cloud Services, Oracle

Oracle Exadata Cloud Service offers you a dedicated Exadata system in the cloud, giving you the same performance, scalability, security, and availability you enjoy on-premises. But, because it is a cloud service, you get the improved operational model common to our cloud services, lower licensing and maintenance costs associated with the pay-for-use pricing...

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