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?

  • Good performance and low cost at any scale

    Run AI, analytics, and mission-critical workloads predictably fast at any scale using Oracle Exadata Exascale, the intelligent data architecture for an affordable, hyper-elastic database service.

    Oracle Announces Exadata Exascale, Intelligent Data Architecture for the Cloud

  • Greater efficiency and scale

    Scale database infrastructure and consumption to match requirements and offload SQL queries to intelligent storage servers to run at-scale workloads faster.

  • Bring AI to your data

    Run AI Vector Search with Oracle Database 23ai on Exadata Database Service with Exadata System Software 24ai and offload vector operations to storage servers to get the performance and scale you need.

    Read the CIO Magazine article (PDF)
  • Operational control, built-in automation, and choice

    Simplified operational management and security give you greater control. Combine built-in automation of day-to-day tasks with your choice of fully compatible public cloud, hybrid cloud, and multicloud deployments.

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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. A choice of shared or dedicated infrastructure with elastic resource scaling, security, and fast performance for all Oracle Database workloads helps you simplify management and reduce costs. Exadata Database Service on Exascale Infrastructure, available in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), runs on pools of shared database-optimized compute. Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure is available in the public on Exadata Cloud Infrastructure in OCI and on Oracle Database@Azure, or on Exadata Cloud@Customer in your data center.
  • The third column, titled “Benefits,” lists seven benefits of Exadata Database Service:
    • Fast, predictable performance
    • Lower total cost of ownership
    • Zero downtime scaling and patching
    • On-demand resource scaling
    • High-density consolidation
    • One-click HA provisioning
    • Extreme availability
    • Strong, built-in security
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, fully managed infrastructure, 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 as low as

17 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

40 PB


Performance and capacity vary based on Exadata platform and scale of deployment.

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Operational highlights of Exadata Database Service

Typical use cases and customer results

  • Achieve superior performance, consistently and at any 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.
    Read NRMA’s story
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • Improve disaster recovery

    Maintain synchronized standby or replica databases for recovery of on-premises, Oracle Database@Azure, or Oracle Cloud Infrastructure databases.
    Read CRIF High Mark’s story

  • Accelerate development and testing

    Quickly provision high performance databases using thin clones and 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.

Consumption models diagram, 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.

Same service and control plane across deployments

Exadata Database Service provides a familiar user experience across all deployments, so you can easily and confidently adapt to changing business needs without any learning curve or additional training.

Unified user experience diagram, description below

Exadata Database Service provides a familiar user experience and processes everywhere using the same cloud control plane across all deployment options.

In the public cloud, Exadata Database Service is available in all OCI regions and select Microsoft regions. There are no upfront costs and no long-term commitments with only a low 48 hour minimum along with a choice of shared or customer-dedicated Exadata infrastructure.

When deployed on private and hybrid clouds in your data center on Oracle-managed Exadata cloud environments, there is a four-year infrastructure term commitment and helps you address data residency and security requirements.

It’s the same service and the same cloud control plane in OCI, multicloud, hybrid cloud, and dedicated cloud environments.

Fast, efficient, and affordable

Exadata Database Service on Exascale Infrastructure delivers extreme performance, reliability, availability, and security for database workloads of any type and scale. Built on pools of shared database-optimized compute and storage resources, it lets organizations of any size minimize costs with small configurations, granular elastic scaling, and pay-per-use economics.

Exascale Infrastructure diagram, description below

Exadata Database Service on Exascale Infrastructure is easy to setup and is simple and powerful for all database workloads at any scale.

Exascale Infrastructure is easy to setup and uses shared pools of compute and storage resources; simply configure a Virtual Machine (VM) Cluster and an Exascale Database Storage Vault. You can get started with as few as 8 ECPUs per VM and as little as 300 GB of Exascale Vault.

Elastically scale ECPUs online to meet workload demand. You can scale Exascale Vault capacity online up to 100 TB.

Exadata Database Service on Exascale Infrastructure is incredibly agile, and you can run one or more databases and all database workloads in the same environment. In addition, running business and mission-critical production databases, you can create instant, space-efficient thin clones to improve developer productivity. Accelerate innovation giving developers all the performance and availability characteristics of Exadata with economical Exascale thin clones.

Easily rightsize your service

Exadata Database Service on Dedicated Infrastructure provides customers with their own database and intelligent storage servers that can be independently scaled up to support any workload or consolidated environment.

Dedicated Infrastructure diagram, description below

Exadata Cloud Infrastructure and Exadata Cloud@Customer are customer-dedicated environments fully managed by Oracle.

Powerful cloud automation enables customers to manage the system with minimal effort. Customers can apply operating system and database updates on their preferred schedule.

Choose the level of database automation by workload, running Exadata Database Service, Autonomous Database, or both on the same Exadata cloud environment.

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.

You can independently scale database and storage servers, online without downtime or migration hassle.

It delivers predictable performance at scale and you have fine-grained control over resource allocation. Elastically scale database resources and only pay for the cores you use.

Common types of scale-out include:

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

Consumption of database server licenses running on dedicated infrastructure can be scaled up or down at any time without incurring downtime, enabling users to both optimize performance and reduce costs.

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.

Data convergence 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 in the public cloud on Exascale Infrastructure or Exadata Cloud Infrastructure or in your data center on Exadata Cloud@Customer or an OCI Dedicated Region.

Consolidating databases with Exadata Database Service delivers key benefits such as:

  • Simplifies operational management
  • Delivers superior quality of service (QofS) across all databases
  • Increases efficiencies and lowers cost

Oracle’s converged database engine lets you store and query many types of data, including AI vectors, using the same database technology. It natively supports OLTP, analytics, semantic search, application development, and mixed workloads.

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.

Zero downtime migration 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

JULY 11, 2024

Introducing Oracle Exadata Database Service on Exascale Infrastructure

Bob Thome, Vice President of Product Management, Oracle

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Exadata Database Service on Exascale Infrastructure. Exadata Database Service provides customers around the world with extreme performance, reliability, availability, and security benefits they depend on for their Oracle Database workloads. With the introduction of highly scalable and affordable Exadata Exascale infrastructure, these benefits are now available in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) for any size workload and every Oracle Database customer.


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