When Exadata was launched in 2008, it was targeted primarily for Oracle Data Warehouse customers. The subsequent release was targeted for both data warehousing and OLTP customers, making it a general-purpose machine. Application customers started realizing the tremendous value of Exadata Machine and adopting it. Using Exadata, application customers can solve complex business problems without changing any application code. Using Exadata, an average OLTP application can perform up to five or six times faster, including faster month-end closing, quick forecasting, and so on. As a result, thousands of application customers are running ...

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