Running E-Business Suite on Exadata V2

[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.  

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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.


Posted by Nancy on January 11, 2010 at 11:29 AM PST #

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?


Posted by Barry Daugherty on February 26, 2010 at 05:15 AM PST #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on March 02, 2010 at 02:44 AM PST #

Hello Steven,

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


Posted by Christine Boutros on June 01, 2010 at 03:08 PM PDT #

Hello, Christine,

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


Posted by Steven Chan on June 17, 2010 at 04:57 AM PDT #

A reminder on the request for the benchmark figures.
Please publish them as soon as they are ready.

Hemant K Chitale

Posted by Hemant K Chitale on July 13, 2010 at 11:37 AM PDT #


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


Posted by Steven Chan on July 14, 2010 at 03:50 AM PDT #

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?

Posted by Bob Aders on September 01, 2010 at 02:34 AM PDT #

Hi, Bob,

No, the EBS application tier cannot be installed on Exadata. From the Exadata product page (

"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.


Posted by Steven Chan on September 01, 2010 at 03:42 AM PDT #

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?


Posted by Anup Malichkar on November 17, 2010 at 07:18 PM PST #

Hi, Anup,

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


Posted by Steven Chan on November 18, 2010 at 01:40 AM PST #

Any sign of these benchmarks yet? I'm particularly interested in the R12 ones.

Posted by howard bell on May 16, 2011 at 10:31 PM PDT #

Howard, Not yet. I'll post an update on this blog as soon as they're available. Regards, Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on May 17, 2011 at 02:31 AM PDT #

Hi Steven, What is the status of Oracle's internal project of migrating from Sun SPARC hardware to Exadata for the Global Single Instance?

Posted by guest on May 17, 2011 at 04:39 AM PDT #

Hi, Kevin: I think the migration completed successfully, but I'll check on the status of this and post an update. Regards, Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on May 19, 2011 at 02:20 AM PDT #

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. Regards, Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on May 19, 2011 at 05:39 AM PDT #

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



Posted by Ahmed on June 29, 2011 at 04:26 AM PDT #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on June 30, 2011 at 02:16 AM PDT #

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!

Posted by Howard Bell on June 30, 2011 at 06:14 AM PDT #

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.

Posted by guest on September 12, 2011 at 11:47 AM PDT #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on September 13, 2011 at 08:54 AM PDT #

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?

Posted by fahad on December 14, 2011 at 05:43 PM PST #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on December 16, 2011 at 06:38 AM PST #

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

Posted by guest on September 01, 2015 at 03:21 AM PDT #

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.


Posted by Steven Chan on September 01, 2015 at 12:10 PM PDT #

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