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Running E-Business Suite on Exadata V2

Steven Chan
Senior Director
[December 28 2009 update:  E-Business Suite Release 12 is now certified on 11gR2 Database, and can therefore run on Exadata V2.] The Exadata Database Machine Version 2 was released at OpenWorld 2009 to great fanfare.  Since its unveiling, I've been getting a steady stream of questions from E-Business Suite customers who are intrigued by Exadata V2's potential.  
All 11gR2 Database Applications are Compatible The E-Business Suite and other OLTP applications will run on the Exadata V2 system if they're certified with the 11gR2 Database on Linux.  Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i is certified on the 11gR2 database, so it can run on Exadata V2 today. We're working on certifying Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 on the 11gR2 Database right now.  As soon as that certification is completed, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 customers will be able to run on Exadata V2. Apps Benchmarks are Coming Soon As you can probably imagine, our Applications Performance Group was very excited to get access to one of these amazing machines.  They're working on a detailed set of performance benchmarks for the E-Business Suite on this hardware right now. Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit me from discussing dates for either the R12+11gR2 Database certification or these benchmarks.  You're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.   Related Articles The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction.  It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.   It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decision.  The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

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Comments ( 25 )
  • Nancy Monday, January 11, 2010

    Hi Steven,

    My customer is considering Exadata v2 for their DB server of their 11i EBS environment and very interested to know how Oracle is going to benchmark the performance (e.g. what concurrent jobs we will be comparing... etc).

    If possible, please share our methodoloy of current benchmarking projects. Thanks.


  • Barry Daugherty Friday, February 26, 2010

    Our company is also interested in seeing how well EBS release 12 would work on Exadata machines. Do you have any estimates on when the benchmarking data may be available to us?



  • Steven Chan Tuesday, March 2, 2010

    Hello, Barry,

    Soon, we hope. We are all very excited about the Exadata V2 platform and are as eager as you to see the results of our formal benchmarks. Our Applications Performance Group are making good progress on this, and are working in parallel with the Exadata team, which is comparing the performance of the E-Business Suite on Exadata V1 to Exadata V2.

    I'll be sure to post an announcement about those benchmarks here. Stay tuned.



  • Christine Boutros Tuesday, June 1, 2010

    Hello Steven,

    Do you have any estimates on when the benchmarking data may be available to us?



  • Steven Chan Thursday, June 17, 2010

    Hello, Christine,

    Not yet, but the team is making good progress with them. Stay tuned -- they're coming.



  • Hemant K Chitale Tuesday, July 13, 2010


    A reminder on the request for the benchmark figures.

    Please publish them as soon as they are ready.


    Hemant K Chitale

  • Steven Chan Wednesday, July 14, 2010


    They're not available yet, but I'll post an announcement here as soon as they're released.



  • Bob Aders Wednesday, September 1, 2010

    Can the application tier of 12.1.1 be installed on Exadata?

    Are there any installation instructions or best practice documentation for installing 12.1.1 on Exadata?

  • Steven Chan Wednesday, September 1, 2010

    Hi, Bob,

    No, the EBS application tier cannot be installed on Exadata. From the Exadata product page (http://www.oracle.com/us/products/database/exadata/index.html):

    "Oracle Exadata: The World's First OLTP Database Machine... Oracle Exadata Storage Servers combine Oracle's smart storage software and Oracle's industry-standard Sun hardware to deliver the industry's highest database storage performance."

    As you can see from the linked materials, this server is strictly focussed on the database tier.



  • Anup Malichkar Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Hi Steven,

    Are the EBS 11i benchmarks available now? One of my customers is very keen to look at Exadata for their EBS11i consolidation. However, they need to be assured of the performance of this machine. If available, where can I find it?



  • Steven Chan Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Hi, Anup,

    Not yet. I'll post an update on this blog when they're available.



  • howard bell Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Any sign of these benchmarks yet? I'm particularly interested in the R12 ones.
  • Steven Chan Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Not yet. I'll post an update on this blog as soon as they're available.
  • guest Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Hi Steven,
    What is the status of Oracle's internal project of migrating from Sun SPARC hardware to Exadata for the Global Single Instance?
  • Steven Chan Thursday, May 19, 2011
    Hi, Kevin:
    I think the migration completed successfully, but I'll check on the status of this and post an update.
  • Steven Chan Thursday, May 19, 2011
    Update on my last comment: Oracle's own Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 instance is *NOT* running on Exadata yet. We've recently upgraded to a trio of Sun M9000 servers, which everyone seems to be very pleased with.
    An update to Exadata is still in the works, but specific migration plans haven't been locked down yet.
  • Ahmed Wednesday, June 29, 2011

    Hi Steven,

    We have a customer need to migrate thier eBS environmnet DB &Apps tiers

    (Sun O/S /R12.0.6 with db to Exadata.

    I knew that Exadata is only certified with eBS Database node , but not with Apps Tiers.

    But, what about Exalogic certification with eBS Apps tiers (Conc , Admin & Web forms) ?

    Is there any notes/documents for how to migrate eBS to Exalogic.

    I found this URL document , but it does not have migration details




  • Steven Chan Thursday, June 30, 2011

    Hi, Ahmed,

    There is no Exalogic-specific documentation to migrate to Exalogic. It is a standard Oracle Enterprise Linux system and all of the same installation/cloning steps in our existing documentation for middle-tier configurations apply.



  • Howard Bell Thursday, June 30, 2011

    Putting EBS apps tier on Exadata servers is slightly akin to buying a Ferarri and putting a trailer on it. It makes no economic sense to waste those massivly expensive Exadata CPU cycles for what could be achieved with cheap commodity servers. Not withstanding that, I gather also don't recommend putting ANYTHING other than databases on there. Thats why they call it a Database Machine!

  • guest Monday, September 12, 2011

    Hi Steven,

    Any performance benchmark on exadata for 11i or r12 would be good to have to move to exadata(our customer is looking to move). Please post as soon as available. thanks.

    Thank you.

  • Steven Chan Tuesday, September 13, 2011

    Hi, Guest,

    Our Applications Performance Group is still working on this. I'll post more information about these benchmarks as soon as they're available.



  • fahad Thursday, December 15, 2011

    Hi Stephen,

    How about to install E-Biz 12.1.3 application and 10g database on single Exalogic node by using Oracle VM for production system?Is that recomended to install database and application on same node of Exalogic using Oracle VM for production systems?

  • Steven Chan Friday, December 16, 2011

    Hi, Fahad,

    Exalogic systems are tuned to provide performance optimizations for Fusion Middleware. I don't think that there's anything that prevents you from installing Oracle VM on an Exalogic Server, and then installing whatever you want within Oracle VM.

    Doing so may not be the best use of your premium Exalogic servers, though.

    If you want to go with this, you should check that your Exalogic server meets the Oracle VM prerequisites. You can check My Oracle Support > Certifications for that information, or log a Service Request against Oracle VM.



  • guest Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    My customer is considering Exadata v2 for their DB server of their R12.1.3 EBS environment is the dbase version.

    Could you please confirm 12.1.3 will work with Exadata instead of RAC

  • Steven Chan Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    Hello, Guest,

    As stated in the article above, we do not certify the E-Business Suite on Exadata (or other specific server models). We certify the E-Business Suite with specific database releases. As long as a particular combination is certified, you can run that combination on Exadata.

    EBS 12.1.3 is certified on Database See:


    That said, you should plan on using either Database or to ensure that you can get new patches for your configuration.



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