Tuesday Oct 20, 2015

Database Cloud Business Value Tool

Use the business value tool to learn how a delivering DBaaS can help increase agility while decreasing costs.

Calculate the business benefits of Oracle Database as a Service in the Cloud.

Customers can follow a few simple steps to calculate the following benefits for their company:

  • Accelerate Database Deployment
  • Reduce IT Infrastructure Acquisition, Maintenance and Support Costs
  • Increase IT Productivity

See how much can be saved! 

Download the Database Cloud Tool Today!

Wednesday Oct 07, 2015

Prepare for Openworld - Partner presentations: Accenture on Exadata Total Cost of Ownership

Oracle Exadata: New Subscription Options and Total Cost of Ownership Analysis [CON8820]
Amit Kanda, Senior Director, Outbound Product Management, Oracle
Pat Sullivan, Managing Director - Oracle Practice, Accenture

There are substantial business benefits from acquiring systems that provide extreme performance, consolidation, and single vendor support. Organizations not only want reduced total cost of ownership (TCO)—they also want flexibility to acquire these products with cloud models. This session explains various ways (traditional purchase, private/public cloud) through which customers can acquire Oracle Exadata to match their business requirements, and then details how using Oracle Exadata profoundly changes the total cost of ownership. Using data from comparative testing and real-world customer experiences, this session presents a TCO analysis for Oracle Exadata that can be used as a template for developing an Oracle Exadata business case.

Conference Session
Tuesday, Oct 27, 11:00 a.m. | Moscone South—305

Friday Dec 14, 2012

Webcast: Operational Management Benefits with Engineered Systems

Jules Lane is the author of several whitepapers on manageability in Exa environments. The key content of those whitepapers is now presented n a 40 min webcast titled "Achieving Operational Management Benefits in Oracle Engineered Systems environments".

You can watch the video here

 

Wednesday Nov 21, 2012

TCO Comparison: Oracle Exadata vs IBM P-Series

Cost Comparison for Business Decision-makers
Oracle Exadata Database Machine vs. IBM Power Systems
How to Weigh a Purchase Decision
October 2012

Download full report here

In this research-based  white paper conducted at the request of Oracle, The FactPoint Group compares the cost of ownership of the Oracle Exadata engineered system to a traditional build-your-own (BYO) solution, in this case an IBM Power 770 (P770) with SAN storage.  The IBM P770 was chosen given it is IBM’s current most popular model, based on FactPoint primary and secondary research and IBM claims, and because at least one of the interviewed customers had specifically migrated from a P770 to Exadata, affording us a more specific data point for comparison.

This research found that Oracle Exadata:

  • Can be deployed more quickly and easily requiring 59% fewer man-hours than a traditional IBM Power Systems solution.
  • Delivers dramatically higher performance typically up to 12X improvement, as described by customers, over their prior solution. 
  • Requires 40% fewer systems administrator hours to maintain and operate annually, including quicker support calls because of less finger-pointing and faster service with a single vendor. 
  • Will become even easier to operate over time as users become more proficient and organize around the benefits of integrated infrastructure.
  • Supplies a highly available, highly scalable and robust solution that results in reserve capacity that make Exadata easier for IT to operate because IT administrators can manage proactively, not reactively.  Overall, Exadata operations and maintenance keep IT administrators from “living on the edge.”  And it’s pre-engineered for long-term growth.

Finally, compared to IBM Power Systems hardware, Exadata is a bargain from a total cost of ownership perspective:  Over three years, the IBM hardware running Oracle Database cost 31% more in TCO than Exadata.

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