CHAPTER 4

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Workload Qualification

Is Exadata the right database platform for every Oracle database, or does Exadata only make sense for certain kinds of Oracle databases? Does it shine with data warehouses but provide limited benefit for online transaction processing databases? Most importantly, is Oracle Exadata the right fit for your database workload?

The answers to these questions can be complex, as they entail measuring the benefits an Oracle Exadata Database Machine may deliver in your business against the financial investment it entails. An Exadata investment is typically a non-trivial expense in most companies, both from a hardware purchase ...

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