ODA

Simple, Optimized, Affordable

Oracle Database Appliance ...

Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) forms part of Oracle 'Engineered Systems' portfolio that offers an integrated solution in combining Oracle software, compute, networking and storage in a single pre-configured solution.

ODA was developed by Oracle to create an optimised turnkey solution for Oracle databases.  The core values of ODA was the rapid provisioning of infrastructure and software, a flexible and scalable converged platform and a single full stack solution aimed at simplifying day to day maintenance and patching.

Oracle ODA: Simplified, Converged and Performant Infrastructure for Oracle Databases...

If you’re running Oracle databases and undertaking a hardware refresh you should consider the Oracle Database Appliance.

Data is your most valuable asset; so combining your most valuable asset with a platform designed to simplify management of that asset makes perfect sense.  The Oracle Database Appliance is one of the most successful Oracle hardware platforms to date and is the go to choice for Oracle Database infrastructure.

Increased reliability, reduced risk of downtime

With ODA, a single periodic patch bundle covers all integrated elements: firmware, OS, storage, and database. This significantly decreases the possibility of human error in applying patches and means far less planned downtime.

Shorter time to value

Because ODA is an engineered system - setup and management are fast and easy. In contrast, the alternative DIY approach takes multiple administrators to complete a deployment: one each for the server, storage, and network systems, plus a database administrator.

Simple path to the cloud

ODA is inherently cloud-ready and offers a hybrid approach that supports both on-premises systems and Oracle Cloud. Equivalents to ODA exist in Oracle Cloud, making it simple to transfer workloads and applications to the cloud anytime.

Increased savings

A huge 'pull factor' for organisations is that ODA enables companies to save on software licensing.

Without ODA, companies must pay for licenses for each core used in the database server setup. Given that most companies build systems that leave room for future growth, that means paying for licenses you may not use for years to come. With ODA, you can enable a capacity on-demand. i.e. you pay only for the database licenses you actually need at any given time.

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Oracle ODA TCO

TCO Case Study ...

A large US-based manufacturer wanted to see how its DIY approach, including commodity hardware, would compare to the Oracle Database Appliance HA model.

The manufacturer’s server infrastructure had 72 cores, which meant spending US$1.48 million up front for licenses. With Oracle Database Appliance, the customer could buy only the software it needed up front, with additional licenses added over time as necessary, spreading the costs over five years. Setup and management could be simplified with Oracle Database Appliance.

The manufacturer’s DIY approach required multiple administrators with server, software, storage, and networking expertise, plus installation and optimization skills. Given its complexity, the company had to hire a consultant.

By comparison, with Oracle Database Appliance, one person could do the job, saving the manufacturer US$38,000 over five years. Altogether, the Oracle Database Appliance promised a savings of US$478,000 versus the DIY approach (see Figure 2).