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Oracle DB on IBM Power Systems vs Oracle Exadata

Environment modernization

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  • 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.
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  • 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.


  • 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
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  • Increased system performance with IBM Power Enterprise Systems
  • Improved reliability with Power Enterprise Pools and mobile system resources
  • Ease of migration using PowerVM