MediSwitch makes the switch to Oracle Database Appliance
By margaret hamburger-Oracle on Aug 07, 2013
MediSwitch chose Oracle Database Appliance over competing solutions to replace a legacy database system of hardware and software from many different providers. Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Wayne Botha, IT Manager of MediSwitch as he discussed their experience with Oracle Database Appliance. Not only did they complete a complex migration using Oracle GoldenGate to facilitate a near zero downtime migration in a very short period of time they upgraded their database to Oracle Database 11g. Listen as Wayne describes how simple Oracle Database Appliance was to install and deploy and how the capacity-on-demand licensing played a key factor in their decision to purchase. Best of all they were able to consolidate all of their development testing and pre-production databases and can now use a single resource to patch everything in one go over their legacy system. Their big surprise was the significant performance benefit running reports that use to take 4 hours and now only take 45 minutes. If you are considering Oracle Database Appliance, you won't want to miss this podcast.