Consolidate Your Oracle Database Multitenant Option to Reduce Your PaaS Footprint

These days, many business leaders are choosing a multitenant option for their on-premises Exadata database because it offers high levels of flexibility and an easier-to-manage shared environment that runs multiple databases under a single hardware appliance. This leads to lowered equipment costs and better productivity. However, today’s cutting-edge business leaders are also turning to Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service, a PaaS (platform as a service) option that delivers the power and world-class engineering of your Oracle Exadata database, delivered in a usage-based cloud model. It truly is groundbreaking.

But there’s a potential problem with Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Service, and it lies in costs. As you know, improperly managed cloud usage can be expensive, and reasonably large-sized companies that have hundreds or thousands of databases may find that their Cloud Exadata Service environments are using up resources much faster than expected. Switching back to an all on-premises environment may get those costs back under control, but it also reduces enterprise agility and withdraws the many benefits of the cloud service… so what’s a large company to do?

Luckily, there’s a solution that savvy business leaders can use to control their cloud usage costs and maintain their competitive, highly flexible cloud functionality.

Let’s dive into the topic of consolidating your cloud-based Oracle database’s multitenant option in order to reduce your PaaS footprint.

Why Consolidate Your Databases?

IT professionals have known for years that database consolidation offers a wide range of benefits, including reduced equipment costs, significant savings on license management, and a more productive, integrated system that lowers latency.

To take advantage of these benefits, companies often choose Oracle Exadata machines for consolidation, due to their high performance, fully integrated platform, and simplified management of mixed environments. The Cloud Exadata Service also offers these same benefits, but without the CapEx of on-premises hardware.

With the rise of big data analytics pushing data warehouse requirements ever upward, along with the concurrent spike in always-on OLTP application usage for global companies, modern businesses are finding that they need faster, more reliable environments that can instantly and seamlessly adjust to rapidly shifting workload needs. Instead of looking at additional on-premises databases (as would have been the only option in the past), businesses looking for speedy, responsive databases are now choosing world-class Oracle Exadata solutions delivered as a cloud service in their preferred PaaS environment.  (Oracle offers both public PaaS and “Cloud at Customer,” which places the cloud behind the business firewall for companies that need tight control over data sovereignty.)

To keep costs manageable while enlarging their headroom, these companies also choose to consolidate their cloud databases. (Yes! You can do that!)

Should You Consolidate Your Cloud-Based Oracle Database?

Utilizing a new database setup can be the right choice for companies looking to reduce their cloud / PaaS footprint. But, as is usually the case with Oracle’s top-of-the-line solutions, there are many paths you can take to achieve your goal. If the benefits of multitenant database consolidation and PaaS footprint reduction sound like something that would help lower your business’s cloud usage costs or increase its productivity, you’ll want to carefully discuss all your options.

That means you’ll need to talk to the Oracle Cloud experts.

For more than 20 years, Centroid has been helping companies select, implement, and optimize the full stack of Oracle solutions, and Centroid was recently recognized by Oracle as one of North America’s leading Oracle Cloud experts. If you’re looking for a clear understanding of how consolidating your multitenant database can reduce your PaaS footprint, Centroid would be happy to set up a proof of concept, so you can see the benefits for yourself.


There’s never been a better time to discuss your business’s future plans. Contact Centroid to begin the conversation about consolidation for cloud-based Oracle databases or simply to find out more.