CHAPTER 9

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Business Values for the ODA

In September 2011, Oracle announced the availability of the Oracle Database Appliance as an innovative, entry-level engineered system optimized for databases. The announcement promised easy deployments, pay-as-you-grow licensing, and single-vendor support.

When a new technology is introduced, and business interest builds, someone within a company will ask the question: “Is this a better solution than the way we do things today?”. The first step in answering this question and overcoming resistance to change is investigating the business case for the new technology. The Oracle Database Appliance has become ...

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