Enterprise-class databases for all – Why you need an Oracle database appliance

The Oracle database is regarded as one of the best in the world, helping it to achieve #1 in terms of global market share. Mature and stable, Oracle is a mainstay of many enterprise-class applications and services. But why should the benefits be restricted to the largest companies that can afford to operate large IT teams and enormous data warehouses? That was the issue Oracle wanted to address when they created the Oracle Database Appliance.

The what?

Like any appliance, the Oracle Database Appliance contains everything required to run a mission-critical database: hardware, software and licenses. The system is engineered specifically for optimal Oracle database operation, with an automated setup to ensure it slots into your existing IT infrastructure seamlessly.

So what?

Sound useful? This is what you can expect:

Speed of deployment

Building a database-optimised system is costly and complicated – particularly for SMEs that operate with smaller IT teams. The pre-built Oracle Database Appliance can be installed and fully operational in just two hours.

Lower TCO

Lower purchase prices sometimes mask higher running costs – but not the Oracle Database Appliance. With this system, the total cost of ownership is reduced as you can specify your configuration. The device features a low-entry configuration pricing. Flexible CPU pricing adjusts transparently as you increase processing power. So you will never pay for what you don’t need.

Performance optimisation

Storing data is simple – retrieving it quickly and efficiently is not. However, the Oracle Database Appliance has been designed from the ground up for a single purpose – to operate Oracle databases as performantly as possible. Tightly integrated Oracle hardware and software always delivers optimal database performance.

Single vendor support

The biggest headache of custom database solutions is obtaining support. Where there are multiple hardware and software vendors at play, convincing one to take the lead on your issue is almost impossible. With the Oracle Database Appliance you have only one vendor to deal with, regardless of whether the problem is hardware or software-related. With a single point of contact, you can expect to achieve faster, more effective resolutions.

Ready for the future

If your organisation has reached the point where an enterprise-class database is needed, you can be sure that your IT requirements will also continue to grow. One of the fastest, most effective ways to support this growth is by branching into the cloud. The Oracle Database Appliance ships with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) integration, allowing you to join your appliance to the cloud to take advantage of greater flexibility. Running out of space? Move some of your archives to the cloud. Need some additional computing power? Offload some of your applications and tasks to the cloud. The Appliance means never having to worry about running out of local capacity again.

Learn more

To learn more about the Oracle Database Appliance and how enterprise-grade database benefits are within your reach, please give the WTL team a call.

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