The database appliance has been transformed from a niche offering to a trusted approach for tackling the complexity plaguing data centers. As the challenges of managing data environments have escalated, with more technologies and more data to manage, the database appliance - which promises the advantage of one cohesive, integrated, and optimized system - has found a receptive audience.
Bundled with expert support, database appliances offer seamless scalability, integrated software and hardware. Because there are fewer labor hours to set up, configure and maintain the systems, the approach has gained followers because it allows data management experts to spend their time on higher value tasks and achieve ROI faster.
With modular designs that allow companies to start small and add capacity as needed, the database appliance approach, contend its advocates, allows organizations to bypass the usual hardware upgrade headaches. Along with the often mentioned advantages of fast deployment and the proverbial “one throat to choke” if a problem occurs, database appliances are designed to give organizations something they desperately need today: simplicity.
Here are the winners of the 2014 DBTA Readers' Choice Awards for Best Database Appliance:
Winner: Oracle Exadata
Winners' Circle by Jeb Dasteel, Senior VP & Chief Customer Officer
Unleash Innovation by Simplifying IT
Oracle is shifting the complexity from IT, moving it out of the enterprise byengine ering hardware and software to work together—in the cloud and in the data center. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers—400,000 of them in more than 145 countries around the world—to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers ... read on.