Forrester recently published their research note about Oracle Exadata named “Oracle Exadata Raises The Bar On Database Appliances”.
It costs money to get access to this document on Forrester’s site, but You may access this document freely from Oracle’s site.
Oracle claims that this research wasn’t sponsored by Oracle, so lets look for some investigation results from independent researcher:
- “Forrester estimates that more than 250 customers are currently using Oracle Exadata in production, and this is likely to triple in the next 12 to 18 months”
- “Oracle is the only vendor that offers a database appliance to support both data warehousing and OLTP workloads. However, we believe that other database management system (DBMS) vendors will follow suit to deliver OLTP appliances in the near future; but, for now, the leading DW appliance vendors are making their own moves”
- “Oracle Exadata runs packaged applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite(EBS), SAP, Oracle PeopleSoft, and Oracle Siebel applications without modifications”
PS: the whole document worth reading