Date Added: Jun 2013
As a proof-of-concept to evaluate the benefits of moving the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) database tier to the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, the authors ported a real world dataset comprising a sanitized copy of a leading credit services company's Global ERP instance to an Exadata engineered system. The performance of this migrated EBS instance was compared to the original existing conventional production hardware to quantify real performance gains and cost benefits. With minimal tuning, critical batches ran an average of five to ten times faster. Front end access as measured by Oracle Application Testing Suite was twice as fast, with only one fifth of the application servers.