Exadata Database Service

Oracle Exadata Database Service delivers proven Oracle Database capabilities on purpose-built, optimized Oracle Exadata infrastructure in the public cloud and on Cloud@Customer. Built-in cloud automation, elastic resource scaling, security, and fast performance for all Oracle Database workloads helps you simplify management and reduce costs.

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Why choose Exadata Database Service?

The fastest, most scalable Oracle Database service with cloud automation you control

Exadata Database Service optimizes transaction processing, analytics, AI Vector Search, and database consolidation so you can do more for less.

The fastest, most scalable Oracle Database service with cloud automation you control diagram, description below

This image provides a high-level overview of Oracle Exadata Database Service its business value in 3 columns:

  • The first column, titled “Move as is,” shows that customers can lift and shift all Oracle Database workloads from on-premises to Exadata Database Service without refactoring applications. The service supports all database features, options, and management packs. You can run tens to thousands of Oracle databases, any workload whether it’s OLTP, in-memory or operational analytics, converged database, and virtually any development style on a single Exadata cloud environment, making it the ideal database consolidation cloud platform.
  • The second column, titled “Exadata Database Service,” shows that administrators retain full operational control while simplifying management with built-in automation. Exadata Database Service runs on a fully managed Exadata infrastructure that’s dedicated to the customer and available in the public cloud on Exadata Cloud Infrastructure in OCI or Microsoft Azure data centers, or in their own data center on Exadata Cloud@Customer.
  • The third column, titled “Benefits,” lists seven benefits of Exadata Database Service:
    • Fast, predictable performance
    • High-density consolidation
    • On-demand resource scaling
    • Zero downtime scaling and patching
    • Five 9’s availability
    • One-click HA provisioning
    • Lower total cost of ownership
The diagram shows the fastest, most scalable Oracle Database service with cloud automation you control.

Exadata Database Service gives you the flexibility to address diverse business requirements with your choice of public- or hybrid-cloud deployments and license-included or bring-your-own-license (BYOL) consumption models.

Performance you can count on

Time is money in the cloud; Exadata Database Service delivers extreme performance, scalability, and availability to address ever-increasing workload demands in your choice of public and hybrid clouds.

Delivering rapid transaction processing and responsiveness with just

19 µs

SQL read latency

Accelerating OLTP database workloads with up to

22.4 M


Powering broader, deeper, and faster analytics at speeds up to

2,880 GB/s

with full scale-out

Providing room to grow data warehouses as large as

31 PB


Performance and capacity vary based on Exadata platform generation and size of configuration.

New Exadata Database Service customer successes

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Operational highlights of Exadata Database Service

Typical use cases and customer results

  • Achieve superior performance, consistently and at scale

    Deliver extreme performance for all of your Oracle databases, from small instances to databases requiring hundreds or thousands of cores.
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  • Consolidate databases to increase performance and lower costs

    Standardize operational management, lower costs with less infrastructure, and deliver fast, predictable performance across all workloads by consolidating databases on Exadata Database Service.
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    Read MoMRAH's story

  • Maintain data residency with a database cloud service in your data center

    Simplify your operations with Exadata Database Service and OCI management while aligning with data residency and local connectivity requirements that public cloud data centers can’t fulfill.
    Read LALUX’s story
    Read EOPYY's story

  • Reduce costs for dynamic workloads

    Execute time-sensitive applications, initiate new programs, and accelerate financial closes with up-and-down scaling of high-performance resources, all without interrupting database operations.
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    Read the n11.com story

  • Improve disaster recovery

    Maintain synchronized standby or replica databases for recovery of on-premises, Oracle Database@Azure, or Oracle Cloud Infrastructure databases.
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  • Accelerate development and testing

    Quickly provision high performance databases and use built-in low-code tools to develop new applications. Add semantic search and retrieval-augmented generation (RAG) using AI Vector Search in Oracle Database 23ai.
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Choice of cost-effective consumption models

Provisioning is easy with your choice of license-included or bring-your-own-license (BYOL) consumption models.

Choice of cost-effective consumption modelsdiagram, description below

This image covers Exadata Database Service’s cost-effective pricing, choice of consumption models, and elastic resource scaling that allows you to align core processor consumption with workload demand for the best performance at the lowest cost.

Exadata Database Service is an automated Oracle Database service that enables organizations to run databases with the highest performance, availability, security, and cost-effectiveness. The service subscription has globally consistent pricing, pay-as-you-go compute consumption, and online scaling.

The service offers two subscription models:

  • A license-included consumption model includes Oracle Database Enterprise Edition plus all advanced database options and management packs. It’s ideal for organizations with new workloads, new features and capabilities to leverage, and dynamic utilization needs.
  • A bring-your-own-license (BYOL) is designed to minimize costs when migrating to the cloud by deploying your existing Oracle Database Enterprise Edition and Database Option licenses on Exadata Cloud Infrastructure to lower subscription costs. In addition to the database licenses you bring, the BYOL subscription includes the right to use Transparent Data Encryption (TDE), Diagnostics Pack, Tuning Pack, Data Masking and Subsetting Pack, and Real Application Testing without bringing license entitlements for those Database Options and Management Packs.

Exadata Database Service offers fully elastic CPU scaling so you can size your environment for normal workloads, scale up core processors during peak periods and back down as demand returns to normal. You can scale compute resources on demand or easily automate with scripts to scale compute based on a predetermined criteria.

The amount of available cores in your environment depends on the number of database servers. Each Exadata Database Servers has 126 processing core, and the minimum core processor usage is 2 per database server.

The flexibility to right-size your environment

Elastic infrastructure scaling gives you the flexibility to incrementally scale out database and storage servers, properly sizing your infrastructure to meet workload requirements and keep costs down.

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This image shows how Exadata Database Service delivers a unified customer experience across all deployments and the scalability to easily right-size your Exadata cloud environment.

The cloud control plane for Exadata Database Service is the same across all deployments, providing a familiar user experience in Oracle or Microsoft Azure public clouds on Exadata Cloud Infrastructure, and in private or hybrid clouds on Exadata Cloud@Customer or OCI Dedicated Regions.

For public cloud deployment, there are no upfront costs and no long-term commitment requirements, with only a 48-hour minimum required. Exadata Database Service is available in all OCI public regions and select Microsoft Azure regions.

In private and hybrid clouds, Exadata Cloud@Customer is deployed in your data center and has a four-year term commitment. If you have data residency or security requirements, Exadata Cloud@Customer or OCI Dedicated Region can address your needs.

Exadata Cloud Infrastructure and Exadata Cloud@Customer are customer-dedicated environments fully managed by Oracle. The starting configuration includes two Exadata Database Servers and three Exadata Storage Servers. You can scale out with up to 32 database servers and 64 storage servers in a single Exadata Cloud Infrastructure or Exadata Cloud@Customer environment.

Exadata cloud provides massive scalability and fine-grained resource control for workload isolation of VM clusters and node subsetting. With each VM cluster, you can run multiple containers and pluggable databases and have the choice of Autonomous Database or Exadata Database Service.

Common types of scale-out include:

  • OLTP: Expand compute
  • Data warehouse: Expand storage
  • Mixed workloads: Balanced compute and storage expansion

Unify data access to increase agility

Oracle Database is a converged database that provides best-of-breed support for modern data types and workloads. Exadata Database Service allows you to support many diverse projects and run multiple database versions—including Oracle Database 23ai—on a single platform, significantly reducing complexity and management overhead while minimizing risk.

Unify data access to increase agility diagram, description below

This image shows a converged data strategy using Oracle Database to centralize diverse data and workload types via multiple types of analytics within an Oracle Database engine, consolidating all your Oracle Databases on Exadata Database Service to simplify enterprise data management and lower costs.

Oracle’s converged, multimodel database engine lets you store and query many types of data using the same database technology and supporting OLTP, in-memory, analytics, and mixed workloads.

Oracle Database supports machine learning, blockchain, graph, spatial, JSON, REST, events, editions, and IoT streaming as part of the core database at no additional cost.

You can run Exadata Database Service on Exadata Cloud Infrastructure in Oracle or Microsoft Azure public clouds or in your data center on Exadata Cloud@Customer or an OCI Dedicated Region.

Benefits of consolidating databases with Exadata Database Service include:

  • Easy-to-use automation to simplify common lifecycle tasks such as provisioning, scaling, and updates
  • Automatic I/O Resource Manager, three-level storage tiering, and SQL query offload to Exadata Storage
  • Minimized storage consumption with Oracle Hybrid Columnar Compression (HCC)

Migrate databases to the cloud with zero downtime and no refactoring

Exadata Database Service is fully compatible with all Oracle Database and Exadata deployments, making it easy to migrate applications to the cloud without the time, resources, and risk associated with refactoring. Oracle Zero Downtime Migration provides an automated migration workflow with your choice of methods so you can pick the best approach for each application.

Migrate databases to the cloud with zero downtime and no refactoring diagram, description below

This image shows how full compatibility with on-premises deployments and zero downtime migration can simplify your move to the cloud.

Exadata Database Service supports all Oracle Database Enterprise Edition features, advanced database options, and management packs. The platform is fully compatible across on-premises and cloud deployments, providing the following benefits:

  • No refactoring needed
  • Minimized migration risk
  • Predictable performance wherever data resides

Oracle Zero Downtime Migration simplifies migration with no extra costs or fees, enabling you to migrate with zero downtime, minimal impact on production environments, and with the efficiency of pre- and post-migration validation.

You have a choice of migration methods for a best-fit approach by workload:

  • Physical migration is the fastest and offers a choice of online or offline processes. This method is applicable when migrating from Linux to Linux and when the source and target databases are the same version.
  • Logical migration is the most flexible option, offering:
    • Choice of online or offline processes
    • Ability to migrate across database versions
    • Cross-platform migration
    • Option to upgrade database version during migration

May 2, 2024

Announcing Oracle Database 23ai General Availability

Dom Giles, Oracle Distinguished Product Manager

Oracle Database 23ai represents the next long-term support release of the Oracle Database, with a significant focus on AI, developer productivity, and mission-critical reliability. Explore technical details of key features like AI Vector Search, JSON Relational Duality, Property Graphs, Globally Distributed Database, and True Cache.


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