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Oracle DB on IBM Power Systems vs Oracle Exadata

Environment modernization 

The Challenge

  • Modernizing an Oracle environment to increase performance and reliability 
  • Minimizing operational costs of the environment, including infrastructure costs and Oracle licensing fees
  • Validating whether the existing Power platform could provide the lowest TCO while meeting all performance and business requirements 
  • Turning visitors into leads 
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The Solution

  • Performed a TCO study to demonstrate the total 4-year cost to run Oracle DB on IBM Power enterprise systems. The study was compared against a similar study performed by Oracle on Exadata 
  • GlassHouse Systems designed and implemented a High Availability solution using high-end IBM Power Enterprise Servers at both the production site and the DR site
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  • The High Availability solution using PowerHA and Enterprise Pools provided enhanced multi-system resource sharing and by-the-minute consumption of on-premises compute resources 
  • 30% Reduction of Oracle subscription and support costs
  • Increased system performance with IBM Power Enterprise Systems
  • Improved reliability with Power Enterprise Pools and mobile system resources
  • Ease of migration using PowerVM

" Over the last 7 years running IBM Power Systems not only have we kept our Oracle licensing and support costs in check, but we have never experienced an unplanned outage. Our plan is to move to Power10 later this year!   "