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Oracle Exadata Expert’s Handbook by Tariq Farooq

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1. 360-Degree Overview of Exadata

Representing the next generation in database computing, an evolution many decades in the making, Exadata is Oracle’s flagship database machine. Since its relatively recent inception in 2008, Exadata has become the fastest-adopted product in Oracle’s entire history. This unprecedented success saga is attributed to many innovative features that Exadata has folded unto itself by successfully incorporating cutting-edge technologies and getting them to work with each other. This has been accomplished by leveraging the hundreds of man-years of research and development spent within the Oracle Database server family realm.

The goal of this introductory chapter is to familiarize the reader with the Exadata Database Machine ...

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