Part 1 was merely a primer on the potential financial pitfalls of Oracle’s CoD offering. Today’s post outlines the accompanying technical issues.
To begin, it is important to revisit that Exadata is an expensive and over-engineered solution because most databases not only don’t need RAC, but also may run more efficiently without it. If you don’t need RAC, then you may not need Enterprise Edition, but dimes-on-the-dollar solutions such as Standard Edition are not available with Exadata. Furthermore,