Currently working with a client who is running e-Biz 11i - soon to go to Release 12, currently running on Solaris SPARC M5000 for the most part using solaris zones. They are considering buying Exadata to replace their current architecture - was wondering if anyone has any real life experience of using Exadata with e-Biz Suite.
Specifically, looking at experience of being able to clone database. Oracle Homes, and the e-Biz Tech Stack from a Prod environment to a Dev/Test environment, how easy/or not is it to do, just some info on experience of managing it from an operational point of view. In addition they are also thinking about putting a data warehouse on the same infrastructure.
We know it will probably give signficant performance benefits, but are trying to analyse what the operational up or downside will be if it is purchased - will it take more admin time, will cloning procedures be more complex and difficult to standardise. This is a financial organisation and they like to standardise everything !.
Would appreciate any feedback people might have on their experiences - Many thanks - Jonathan
First of as I am sure you are aware ( from Steven chans blog) you need to be on R12 before you move to exadata as 11i is not certified for linux x86_64. Since the ebiz tech stack must reside on a non exadata application server there is no difference in the cloning procedure for the techstack. Assuming you use asm and do not use exotic techniques like split mirror san replication during cloning then procedures would not change at all.On Exadata you have to use rman
This is incorrect information. Customers may run 184.108.40.206 on DB 11gR2 on Linux x86-64. Sogeti USA has participated in past presentations to describe their implementation of exactly such an environment. Their application tiers are not running on the database machine, but their database runs on an Exadata Database Machine half rack configuration.
Sogeti migrated from Solaris SPARC to Linux x86-64 and had a smooth transition. The application tiers remained on Solaris SPARC.
Thanks for this info - would you perhaps know someone at this client site who might be willing to talk to me about their experiences with Exadata ? It sounds like they would be able to help me out hugely with real life experience of using Exadata, especially with a small IT team.
I can't make that connection directly, but they are in our reference program, so if your organization is seriously considering Exadata, your Oracle sales account team should be able to facilitate a meeting or some communication.