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CHAPTER5

Sizing Exadata for Applications

As every application is different, so are each application’s characteristics: for example, some are very write-intensive, whereas others are very much read-intensive; some need a lot of computing power, while others require high amounts of memory consumption; some need a lot of I/O, and others require very fast response times.

It’s important that you determine the appropriate sized Exadata Database Machine that you’ll need to run a particular application. Underestimating your sizing needs will have a negative impact on system performance—your business won’t be able to maintain its service level agreements ...

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