Exadata Consultancy

Exadata Consultancy

For over 25 years, Explorer’s team of Oracle Architects and Technical Consultants have been helping customers maximise their investment in Oracle technology. 

As an Oracle Platinum Partner and leading Exadata Consultancy in the UK, we provide Oracle accredited implementation services for customers looking at cost effective alternatives to Oracle Advanced Consulting Services (ACS).

Our Exadata Services range from an initial proof of concept, through to  pre-production readiness and managed services.

Our Exadata Consultancy Catalogue includes:

Introducing: Exadata X8M

Exadata is a converged infrastructure solution that solves problems with Oracle Database performance, availability, scalability and recovery. 

Extreme Performance

The X8M introduces Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory[4] in DIMM form factor (not SSD) in combination with Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) technology to achieve 2.5x higher IOPS.

Low Latency Networking

100Gb/Sec RoCE internal network (up from 40Gb/Sec). Latency over the internal network fabric is 19 microseconds, which is a 10X improvement over the X8 Infiniband model.

High Ratio Consolidation

With greater performance comes the ability to consolidate more Database workloads and reduce the datacentre footprint. Pivoting to KVM also delivers 2x more guest VM memory, 50% more guest VMs per Server and faster network latency.

Exadata Proof of Concepts

Explorer realises that all customers are different and each Oracle workload will have its own unique set of nuances, regardless of its size. This means it’s almost impossible to know what scale Exadata can improve performance. The key is to try it in your datacentre with your applications, which to date has been extremely difficult and costly to achieve for customers – both logistically and technically. To remedy this, Explorer’s own Exadata is available for onsite Proof of Concepts with zero associated costs.

Discovery Session

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We meet with you to discuss your Oracle infrastructure, performance issues, business challenges and future business requirements.

Gather Benchmark Stats

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At the same time, we install our performance monitoring software to gather performance information about specific Oracle workloads. Eg, Backup run times, query wait times.

Delivery And Installation

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An Exadata X5 will be delivered to your site, fully insured, along with our Exadata consultant to begin installation and configuration.

Exadata Benchmark

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Using the same tool that gathered performance information about your current Database hardware, Explorer will repeat the benchmark on Exadata and capture like-for-like performance information.

Produce Report

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Explorer will document the findings using facts and figures gathered throughout the PoC and share with you to form the basis of an internal business case for procurement.

Your Consumption Choice

You can now choose your consumption model in Hybrid Cloud, 100% Cloud native, or both. You can choose to consume a “slice” of Exadata using Oracle’s Autonomous Cloud services (yes, ATP and ADW are built on Exadata’s!) or you could go down the “Cloud at Customer” route where an appliance is still shipped to your DC but you pay for consumption using a Cloud model.

Leverage Extreme Performance 

Exadata’s “secret sauce” of software, engineered with fully redundant, scalable and performant infrastructure, provides a solution to any business running Oracle Database workloads that are experiencing performance bottlenecks, server sprawl and high costs.

Reduce Internal Costs

The total cost of new infrastructure (or maintaining legacy systems) is often overlooked. Using converged infrastructure simplifies operational management. Plus, Oracle Engineered Systems benefits from the additional efficiency improvements that come from Oracle owning the intellectual property between hardware and software – patching is quicker and simpler, recovery is quicker and simpler, provisioning new environments is quicker and simpler.

"Generic infrastructure gives you generic results; that is why you invest in Exadata."
Jon Lingard
Practice Director

Our Managed Services Catalogue includes:

Download The Engineered Systems Catalogue

Free Architecture Review

Architecture Reviews are well received by our customers because they provides instant value and are free! We often find that customers experience problems with their Oracle environment that cannot be pinpointed or rapidly resolved, or indeed if it is identified, there is not the resource available to the customer to remedy the issue quickly enough. Explorer solves this problem by providing a service that is free and gives customers insight and definitive guidance into the recommended solutions to resolve any identified problem.

We align your strategy, current and future objectives to what we find and address any obstacles that prevent you from achieving your business goals. Our technical consultants spend a minimum of 1 day on site gathering information about multiple topics and compile a report with recommendations on the necessary adjustments to optimise your Oracle estate and prevent issues from re-occurring.

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