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Oracle Virtualization Reviews

Mokum is pleased to present our Oracle Virtualization Reviews that evaluate Oracle’s virtualization portfolio against a list of features that matters the most to Oracle customers.
The Oracle Virtualization Reviews evaluate Oracle’s virtualization portfolio against the following features:
  • Acquisition Costs
  • Oracle License Management
  • Oracle Database Virtualization
  • Oracle Application Virtualization
  • General Purpose Virtualization
  • Virtualization Functionally

The Oracle Virtualization Reviews are excerpts from our 2016 Mokum Oracle Virtualization Buyer’s Guide. The Buyer’s Guide provides the critical information that all Oracle customers need when selecting an Oracle virtualization solution.

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Oracle VM for x86 Review

At Oracle OpenWorld 2007, Oracle announced its entry into the x86 server virtualization market with the first release of Oracle VM for x86. Oracle marketed Oracle VM for x86:

Faster, Cheaper and Scalable Server Virtualization; Fully Supported for Deploying Oracle and Linux

Oracle today announced Oracle® VM, server virtualization software which supports both Oracle and non-Oracle applications. Oracle VM offers scalable, low-cost server virtualization that is up to three times more efficient than existing products from other vendors. Key Oracle products including Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Applications are certified with Oracle VM.

Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Review

On June 24, 2014, Oracle announced the latest addition to its Engineered System portfolio, the Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA). In 2015 the Virtual Compute Appliance was re-branded as the Private Cloud Appliance (PCA). Oracle markets the Private Cloud Appliance as:

“A Turnkey Converged Infrastructure Solution for Private Clouds and Virtually Any Application”

Oracle positions the Private Cloud Appliance against market leading converged infrastructure solutions that integrate the best-in-class compute, network, and storage technologies. The market leading converged infrastructure solutions offer the best-in-class Cisco compute and network components, VMware software, and EMC, or NetApp storage, including broad operating system, application, and VDI support.

Oracle Exadata Virtual Deployments Review

At Oracle OpenWorld 2008, Oracle announced its entry into the Engineered Systems market with the HP Oracle Database Machine. The HP Oracle Database Machine was a combined HP compute, network, storage stack with Oracle Linux running Oracle’s 11g Database. Oracle marketed the HP Oracle Database Machine as:

“Delivering 10x Faster Performance Than Current Oracle Data Warehouses

Oracle Transforms Data Warehouse Deployments with Oracle® Exadata Storage Servers, the First-Ever Smart Storage Designed for Oracle Data Warehouses”

The innovation that delivered 10x Faster Performance for Oracle Data Warehouses was the Exadata Storage Servers, described as “the First-Ever Smart Storage Designed for Oracle Data Warehouses”.

Oracle Exalogic Virtual Configuration Review

At Oracle OpenWorld 2010, Oracle announced the latest addition to its Engineered System portfolio, Exalogic. Oracle marketed Exalogic as:

“The World’s Only Integrated Middleware Machine Delivers Unprecedented Java Application Performance”
As of this writing Exalogic X5 is the latest release, and the fourth-generation Exalogic system. Today Oracle markets Exalogic as “World's Best Foundation for Applications”

Oracle Exalogic is a preassembled hardware and software solution engineered to provide extreme performance, reliability, and scalability with Oracle and Java applications.

Oracle Exalytics Virtual Deployments Review

On February 27, 2012, Oracle announced the latest addition to its Engineered System portfolio, Exalytics. Oracle markets Exalytics as:

“First Engineered System for In-Memory Decision Support, Online Analytical Processing, Forecasting and Planning”. One year later Oracle announced a bigger Solaris based Exalytics system, the T5-8. Oracle markets the Exalytics T5-8 as:

“In-Memory Engineered System Helps Organizations Answer Critical Business Questions with Unmatched Speed, Scale and Intelligence”.

Oracle Exalytics is a preassembled hardware and software solution engineered to deliver high performance analytics, modeling and planning using the Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, and Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database.

Oracle Database Appliance Virtual Deployments Review

On September 22, 2011, Oracle announced the latest addition to its Engineered System portfolio, the Oracle Database Appliance (ODA). Oracle marketed the Oracle Database Appliance as:

“Simple, Highly Reliable, Affordable Database System for Small/Midsize Enterprises and Departments”

As its name suggests, the Oracle Database Appliance was originally engineered as for Oracle Database workloads, but now the Oracle Database Appliance X5-2 also supports Oracle middleware, and applications with Capacity-on-demand (CoD), and Trusted Partitions.