KARACHI - More than 1,000 Oracle Exadata Database Machines are installed at customer sites in 67 countries across 23 industries to power demanding database applications, says a press release. Customers are turning to Oracle Exadata for a multitude of reasons, said Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president, Database Server Technologies, Oracle. Extreme performance, consolidation, cost savings, enhanced scalability, single vendor support are amongst the broad range of factors that play a part in the selection of Oracle Exadata. Beyond the numbers, Oracle Exadata plays a vital role in helping customers transform their businesses through improved decision-making via real-time intelligence, speeding new products and services to market, and identifying new revenue opportunities through complex analysis. The pre-engineered, pre-tested Oracle Exadata systems are helping customers address their IT and business challenges head-on by achieving: Extreme performance of packaged and custom OLTP applications through the use of Oracle Exadata Smart Flash Cache; Extreme data warehousing performance through offloading intensive query processing.