The systems is fully integrated – which means all hardware and software components are:(see slide)
Many of our customers have realized that their differentiation is in their unique business logic and business processes, not their data center build up.Complexity in the data center has become an inhibitor to fast time to market, which is viewed as a key source of competitive advantage.The bottom line is that enterprises can no longer afford to do custom engineeringYou need a solution that is built from the ground up that includes servers, storage, networking, and software that you can run your business on. And ongoing maintenance and management of your environment, including adding new applications is much easier
A typical SAP deployment has separate development, test, and production systems for each SAP application. With this approach, systems sprawl can develop over time, such as from:Adding new applications or development environments that require new resources to support itCreating multiple separate architectures to support development, quality and testing, and productionMergers and acquisitions where a company ends up with multiple SAP environments. These types of situations will result in many components, poor utilization, and a complex environment to manage.
The Oracle Optimized Solution for SAP enables the consolidation of multiple, complex SAP landscapes. In this illustration, the production environments are consolidated on a SPARC SuperCluster system, with development and testing environments deployed together on a second system to maintain physical isolation.SPARC SuperCluster is optimized for consolidation. Multiple layers of SAP infrastructure can be consolidated onto a high-performance, highly available SPARC SuperCluster system to improve SAP application performance and availability. Built-in no-cost, low-overhead virtualization technologies isolate SAP workloads and offer the fine-grained resource control needed to safely consolidate the SAP landscape within a single platform.Built-in management tools streamline software updates and patch rollouts. To simplify software maintenance, Oracle tests and aggregates patches for SPARC SuperCluster components as well as patches from SAP components. Patches from Oracle and SAP are integration-tested for compatibility, verified, and bundled together for distribution. This means the entire software stack—even patches and upgrades applied previously—goes through load and stress testing before being released to ensure patch combinations work as expected.
If the CPU time was high then we need to fix the App serverand not the DB...Exadata can only help those where DB time is high...In the slide we also look at the ratio... so that we know ifExadata can fix almost the full problem for that particular transactionor only part of it...e.g. in the diagram, the CPU time is low and DB time is high, thenExadata is excellent solution..However in (VA05 or ZOSDSDR003) the CPU is HIGH and DB time is HIGHthen Exadata only solve 1/2 the problem... we still need to fix the App server separately.In (VA01) CPU time is high and DB time is low.. then Exadata is not useful for this case.
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Oracle hardware and software are not only engineered to work together, they are engineered to be maintained, updated, and supported together. We are uniquely qualified to provide optimized performance at every level of the integrated stack, delivering the essential services and resources your business needs to maintain high availability, increase operational efficiency, and gain competitive advantage.Oracle Premier Support provides fully integrated system support with a single point of accountability… 24/7 support with access to Engineered Systems experts 2 hour onsite response Updates, upgrades and support for the Oracle operating system, database and integrated server and storage hardware. Access to My Oracle Support portal which contains a 1 million article database and many, many proactive tools to help you keep systems running at peak performance Oracle Automated Service Request – where your system phones home to Oracle to let us know if there is a problem with the hardware…and now, qualifying customers can also receive the enhanced coverage of Oracle Platinum Services for no additional cost.Oracle Platinum Services is a special entitlement under Oracle Premier Support, delivered at no additional cost.It’s exclusively available on Oracle Exadata, Exalogic and SuperCluster based on certified configurations.It provides 24/7 Oracle remote fault monitoring Backed by extremely fast response times:5 Minute Fault Notification15 Minute Restoration or Escalation to Development30 Minute Joint Debugging with Development And, quarterly patching deployed by OracleOracle Platinum Services takes standard support to a whole new level with additional, no cost services targeted to delivering high availability.To learn more about Oracle Platinum Services go to: www.oracle.com/goto/platinumservices
While we’ve spent most of the time discussing technology, features and functions, I’d like to spend a moment discussing the business benefits.Let’s start with Simplifying ITWe started the conversation by talking about Exadata being pre-configured and pre-tested. This saves customers design, integration and test time and Exadata can be deployed in days as opposed to the months that a homegrown system would take.With the integration of servers, storage, networking and the database, Oracle customers are finding that their administration time and cost are dramatically lower even as workloads increase. Oracle hardware and software are not only engineered to work together, they are engineered to be maintained, updated, and supported together. We are uniquely qualified to provide and deliver the services and resources needed to maintain high availability and increase operational efficiency.With the dramatic improvements in performance, our customers are now able to consolidate multiple databases on Exadata, further lowering costs.Now let’s look at Working Faster and Smarter.Queries run faster making business intelligence essentially real time.Exadata storage changes IO and IOP bound problems to CPU bound problems. Exadata storage cell off load dramatically saves on IO allowing batch jobs to complete faster.OLTP jobs run faster allowing the processing of more transactions faster than traditional systems. And, finally, faster reports means deeper analyses can be made.