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Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) – The Use Cases

In continuation of the previous post about Oracle Database Appliance (ODA), where we explained about its features and benefits it brings for the businesses, today we will share some of best use cases of ODA. The purpose of this post is to let our readers aware of the instances where Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) can be an ideal solution. The use cases that we included in this post show the ODA’s unique capabilities as well as the value these bring to any business. Any setting where availability, speed, limited resources and compliance are demanded, the deployment of cost-effective Oracle Database infrastructure can add value to ODA.

Use Case 1: Small & Midscale Enterprises

One of the most seen use cases for ODA is in small to midscale enterprises that demand solutions and capabilities provided by Oracle Database, but don’t possess expertise and staffing required to support and manage all their hardware, networking and software infrastructure for a conventional “scratch built” setting. Many small to midscale businesses require the similar industrial-strength solution as bigger enterprises, but also require a lower expense base because of their tight IT budgets. The wholly integrated Oracle Database Appliance, blended with utmost reliability and the removal of some of the daily operational mundane tasks, make it an outstanding substitute to traditional approaches. Dropping the demand for manpower; cost savings is achieved through Oracle Database as its licensing comes with “Capacity on Demand” model for Oracle Database Appliance users; and the mixing of server, storage, and networking in one box, make it a huge value for the small to midscale businesses.

Use Case 2: Remote Site Having Local Database Instance

A second use case commonly used in Oracle Database Appliance scenario is the remote site requiring a local instance of Oracle Database but doesn’t possess essential IT resources at that site to administer and manage a one-off tailored solution of software and hardware from many vendors. There is one significant part of this use case that is unique, though, and that is the utilizing of Oracle Database Appliance to offer “database as a service” solutions to such small scale and remote sites. This is a norm when customers are keen about their need for fast, low-cost deployment and extremely reliable solutions that place business value first and principal. Oracle Database Appliance is a valuable platform for meeting such demands. There may be several reasons why the local resource is essential, like transaction latency or difficult service levels.

Use Case 3: Regulating the Physical Location of Data

The third use case for Oracle Database Appliance is seen in the settings where data location requirements or statutes mandate that data be kept within a definite geographic area. Trans border information flow regulations are the general example of this. The U.K. Data Protection Act, for example, necessitates that financial data from U.K. residents be kept in the country. For a business that doesn’t own a data center running Oracle Database in the country, they can place a local instance to fulfil the compliance demands of such kinds of statutes.



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