Engineered systems can have a profound effect on improving your overall datacenter operations, but a thoughtful and planned integration will be critical for you to realize the performance and process improvements that engineered systems can bring. Knowing how to fully leverage new technologies, integrate these in your existing environment, and ensure you have the skills sets and governance necessary to make them successful isn't easy.
The Oracle Exadata Database Machine is a paradigm shift in database processing—one which is becoming more widely adopted. Drivers for moving to Exadata are improved performance and capacity, reduced cost of the storage, reduced server footprint, simplified high performance networking, and reduced Oracle software licensing. In addition, greatly improved business agility is a consequence of significantly reducing build, assemble, and deployment time. If multiple existing databases are being consolidated onto Exadata, administration and management costs are also positively impacted.