IBM Power Systems and Oracle Database workloads

For over 35 years customers have relied on  IBM Power Systems to deploy their Oracle Database workloads.  A combination of the highest performance and scalability servers, highest availability Operating System in AIX, and best-in-class security all combined with adherence to Oracle hard partitioning policy offers customers a winning platform for Oracle Database.  

Choose IBM Power Systems to be the foundation for your Oracle hybrid cloud environment

IBM Power Systems Private Cloud solutions for Oracle Database

POWER9 is designed for high performance database serving workloads.  With the new Shared Utility Capacity, available on the IBM Power Systems S922 and S924 servers, Oracle Database and RAC customers can enable core activations and pay by the CPU minute.
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Determine the most effective technical and economical solution for your business

Organizations of all sizes are seeking ways to streamline operations, and reduce their IT spend, while still meeting the needs of their business. An essential element in minimizing cost and maximizing value is ensuring that your IT environment leverages the latest technologies and solutions.

Oracle Database and RAC on IBM Power Systems Virtual Server

Introducing Oracle Database and RAC on IBM Power Systems Virtual Server, which extends the value IBM brings to Oracle clients. This new solution combines the flexibility and choice of hybrid cloud in an off-premises data center freeing up customers to focus on their Oracle Database and applications rather than their infrastructure.

Rediscover the value of running Oracle Database on IBM Power Systems: UPGRADE TO POWER9

Now is the time to upgrade your Oracle Database environment to IBM POWER9 servers.  With higher performance, better throughput, and faster response time, coupled with full support from Oracle for hard partitioning, POWER9 servers will improve your TCO for running Oracle software across your enterprise. 

IBM Power Systems portfolio for Oracle Database, RAC, and Applications

Enterprise Servers

Enterprise-scale servers designed for the most demanding Oracle Database and RAC workloads running on AIX. Run the worlds largest Oracle Database environments or mix and match OLTP and Analytics workloads.

Scale-out servers

Powerful, flexible, built to handle mission critical Oracle Database and RAC workloads in a small form factor. Provides a foundation for hybrid cloud, modernization, and twice the performance per core versus x86. 

AIX for Oracle workloads

Oracle Database customers have been leveraging the flexibility, mission critical and security capabilities of AIX and PowerVM for 35 years.  Increase uptime and decrease TCO. 

Support statement for Oracle Database running on IBM Systems

Oracle has a newly published document that confirms their continued commitment to the 80,000 IBM Systems customers, both AIX for Power and Linux on Z.

Customer success stories running Oracle Database on IBM Power Systems

itelligence Poland

itelligence Poland identified IBM® Power Systems™ as the optimal platform for Oracle Databases, and created new infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service offerings. This transformation resulted in lower costs, improved efficiencies and reduction in down-time.

Tamilnadu Newsprint and Papers Limited (TNPL)

To claim the top spot in India’s pulp and paper industry, TNPL is rapidly expanding its business. As its mill expansion projects drove up IT workloads, TNPL’s legacy infrastructure experienced capacity and performance bottlenecks. By moving their Oracle E-Business Suite solutions to IBM Power, TNPL gained the headroom it needs to continue the rapid expansion of its business.


Farmers and remote communities in India struggle to access full-service banking, slowing much-needed economic development. By moving their core and digital banking apps which use an Oracle Database to IBM Power Systems servers, DataVision enables banks to roll out the latest mobile and branchless operations using private cloud services, transforming rural lives.


In need of a more scalable solution ahead of the fast-approaching spring sales peak, NITORI worked with IBM Systems Lab Services to deploy three IBM Power Systems E980 servers with IBM POWER9® processors to run Oracle Databases and specialized applications developed in-house on IBM AIX®.

Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan

When sluggish performance of its core banking system left customers waiting in branches for their transactions to complete, Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan Limited (DIBPL) knew that it had to take action. DIBPL was able to boost performance by moving the Oracle Database for its core banking system to powerful IBM® Power Systems™.

Wanlian Securities

To manage an ever-increasing number of transactions as its business grew, Wanlian Securities needed to minimize latency in its trading systems and improve the speed of clearing. Wanlian Securities migrated to IBM® Power® Systems and deployed IBM FlashSystem and cut average response times for their Oracle Databases from 10 to less than 0.4 milliseconds.