Oracle Databases on VMware: FUD vs. Fact
Conclusion: Most organisations run a large percentage of their workloads on VMware’s hypervisor, yet they are reluctant to virtualise their production Oracle Databases. The three common reasons given are: lack of support, poor performance and increased licence costs. The first is Oracle FUD, the second is a lack of understanding and testing, and the third needs to be examined on a case-by-case basis, but can result in a reduction in cost.
For many organisations moving some, or all, of production Oracle databases to an existing Intel/VMware platform is a low risk, high value strategy that should be examined.