United Physicians

United Physicians Achieves Performance and Reliability with Oracle Database Appliance

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Project Overview

Company: United Physicians

Headquarters: Michigan

Industry: Healthcare

Technologies:

  • Oracle ODA
  • APEX
  • Virtualization
  • ODI
  • Oracle Cloud Control 13c

[blockquote author=”- Michael Reilly” link=”https://www.updoctors.com/”]Throughout my 35 year IT career, I have had many opportunities to work with Oracle and Oracle consulting partners and implementers. Viscosity ranks among the top; either #1 or #2 considering the overall experience. Their ODA and Oracle technical knowledge is exceptional, their ability to work within and navigate the Oracle internal support and engineering structure is very effective.

I would highly recommend Viscosity and the Oracle ODA, and that recommendation is built mainly on my faith and trust in Viscosity.[/blockquote]


IT Transformation with ODA


Background

United Physicians (UP), is a network of physicians that contracts with health plans, whose members have medical staff privileges at hospitals and healthcare systems. While the company’s network has grown, so has their IT footprint. Initially, UP deployed their databases and applications with all SSDs in a virtualized Oracle Database Appliance (ODA) X6-2. Oracle Platinum Partner, Viscosity North America (Viscosity), was brought in, to provide a solution for their ODA X6 patching and guidance in a go-live strategy.

Solution and Proposal

Viscosity reviewed AWR reports and I/O workloads to determine their IOPs, throughput and latency metrics to determine their future hardware roadmap. Based on their I/O requirements, Viscosity was able to assure UP that the new appliance would not only provide performance, but also have enough capacity for future growth. Viscosity also educated UP to consider information life cycle management with tiered storage on the ODA. After Viscosity spent time providing resources that could act as a trusted advisor, and walk through UP’s roadmap and its correlation to Oracle, UP became open to discussing the purchase of an ODA X7-2.


Agile Virtualization with ODA



Viscosity worked with UP through the process to have them purchase an ODA with SSD and HDD, giving them both the performance and capacity required for their production environment. After the ODA X7-2 was initiated, Viscosity experts were onsite to standup the ODA.

Deep Virtualization

UP deployed four virtual machines for their application stack on the ODA X7-2, allowing them to fully utilize the ODA as their go-to virtual infrastructure. However, this proved to be a more difficult task than initially believed, as the latest patch was not as stable as expected. Viscosity honored their commitment for success and provided services, free of charge, to ensure that UP was patched to a stable update.

Memory Expansion

After production go-live, Viscosity was asked to patch the ODA X6-2, resell memory upgrades to the maximum configuration, and collaborate with UP to effectively utilize their Dev and Test environment as the ODA X7-2 will be for production. Viscosity will continue to be their trusted advisor, as they provide end to end monitoring with Oracle Cloud Control 13c.

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Other Viscosity North America Specialized Services Include:

  • Real Application Clusters (RAC)
  • Data Guard / ASM
  • GoldenGate / Shareplex
  • Database Performance Tuning
  • Database Managed Services
  • Database Upgrades with Zero Downtime and Zero Risk
  • E-Business Suite Administration and Upgrades
  • Exadata
  • Exadata Managed Services
  • Data Warehousing
  • Big Data (Cloudera with Hadoop and NoSQL)
  • Consolidation
  • SOA / ADF
  • License and Asset Management Services

Why Choose Us

[accordiancontainer id=”ske_container61″ effect=”1″ itemno=”1″ togacc=”1″ hoverpause=”0″] [accwrap] [acctitle]About Us[/acctitle] [acccontent]Viscosity is a recognized premier consulting firm of database technologies, cloud, and application development. Viscosity was founded by industry and authored experts. Many of our experts are prominent thought leaders with backgrounds in Oracle, VMWare, VCE, EMC, and Informatica. These capacities include Oracle Database, RAC Development, Oracle Consulting and Oracle Technical Architecture, Design and Performance Tuning. Contact us to learn more about how you can maintain and maximize your investments.[/acccontent][/accwrap] [accwrap] [acctitle]Our Expertise[/acctitle] [acccontent]Viscosity was formed by former Oracle employees each of which worked in various capacities within Oracle Corporation. These capacities include Oracle Database, RAC Development, Oracle Consulting and Oracle Technical Architects, Design and Performance Tuning experts. Viscosity’s Oracle Center of Expertise has developed best practices and tight partner relationships to implement world-class solutions. Our vast experience and intellectual property give customers insight into what is driving IT complexity. We can deliver a set of practical executable plans for simplifying IT infrastructure, helping reduce operating costs while freeing up resources for new business initiatives.[/acccontent][/accwrap][/accordiancontainer]

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