Exalogic requires expertise... PureApplication System delivers it.
Running enterprise applications often entails elaborate hardware and middleware configurations. Deployments can take weeks, upgrades can be disruptive, on-going maintenance may require the use of diverse management tools, and system resources are often underutilized.
IBM PureApplication™ System is a platform-as-a-service delivered in a single integrated system with high workload density and resource utilization. It represents a new era of computing with IT operational expertise built right into it for the average IT professional to leverage out of the box. PureApplication is fully Java-compatible and it can run on average 98%1 of Oracle® PL/SQL code unchanged. It delivers:
In contrast, Oracle Exalogic is designed for application logic only, offers no appliance-like simplicity, and system virtualization "may" be supported. Moreover, Exalogic can cost up to 88% more3 than PureApplication and on top of that you have to acquire separate database server and software.
1Based on internal tests and reported client experience from 28 Sep 2011 to 07 Mar 2012.
2Based on IBM internal tests and client experiences of IBM capabilities leveraged in PureApplication System. Results may not be typical and will vary based on actual configuration, applications, and other variables in a production environment. Contact IBM to see what we can do for you.
3Comparison is based on publicly available information as of 04/11/2011 for acquisition and 1Y maintenance/support of Oracle Exalogic X2-2 Quarter Rack hardware with Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software, WebLogic Suite, Oracle Enterprise Manager: WebLogic Server Management Pack Enterprise Edition and of IBM PureApplication System W1500-96, which provides comparable hardware infrastructure, middleware and management capabilities in one integrated system.
IBM PureSystems Family Tour
These short videos highlight how PureApplication System provides the flexibility of a general purpose system, the elasticity of cloud, and the simplicity of an appliance designed for different workloads.