A number of Oracle customers are consolidating workloads and simplifying operations on their Oracle Database platforms by using systems that have hardware and software in a combined unit.
Oracle Exadata is a consolidated system specifically designed for database software to optimize operations.
Enterprise data centers are constantly getting more complex, and more difficult and expensive to manage. Expansion of capability to meet the requirements of digital transformation comes with huge data volumes and new data types, nearly impossible without optimizing the data management environment that currently exists.
IDC interviewed eight organizations about how they are using Oracle Exadata Database Machines. Based on these interviews, IDC projects that these Oracle customers will realize average annual business benefits worth $157,712 per 100 users, which would result in a five-year return on investment (ROI) of 429% by:
Organizations described common reasons for deploying Oracle Exadata Database Machines. IDC projects that these organizations will achieve average annual benefits worth $157,712 per 100 users ($12.76 million per organization) over five years in the following areas:
These organizations have databases that power their customer-facing services and products, and underpin the business applications that enable their operations. These companies provide employees with data, information, analytics, and performance needed to meet customer demand, which means more business ($222,000 of additional revenue per 100 users).
According to one organization: “With Exadata supporting our database operations, we make better decisions, which is resulting in more revenue and lower costs. I'd say that we get 10% more revenue per year. Also, we’re saving money in processes like procurement and in areas like advertising – millions of dollars per year. It’s a lot of money.”
Interviewed organization provided a number of examples of business impact:
In addition to higher revenue, companies reported that they have become more operationally efficient, with faster report generation, better access to data to serve customers, real-time updated data to support sales efforts, and the ability to run queries without experiencing a time lag while waiting for results.
This study demonstrates the considerable value that Oracle customers are able to leverage their database environments.
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