Consolidation can minimize idle resources and lower costs when user hosts multiple schemas, applications or databases on a target system. Consolidation is a core enabler for deploying Oracle Database on public and private clouds. This paper provides the Exadata Database Machine (Exadata) consolidation best practices to setup and manage systems and applications for maximum stability and availability. Within IT departments, consolidation is one of the major strategies that organizations are pursuing to achieve greater efficiencies in their operations. Consolidation allows organizations to increase the utilization of IT resources so that idle cycles can be minimized. This in turn lowers costs because fewer resources are required to achieve the same outcome.