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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
The solution's flexibility is its most valuable feature. It's also easy to scale and has relatively painless pricing.
The most valuable features are that it's easy to set up and easy to connect the many tools that connect to it.
It allows you write complex queries and perform row by row processes.
It allows for the storage of huge amounts of data.
The ability to reload data multiple times at different times.
The most valuable feature is that you have the same familiar environment of an Oracle database but with the additional performance you get from this architecture.
Reduced the cost while providing the benefits of Exadata storage, like, HCC compression, high disk capacity, etc.
The technical support team are real professionals. I admire their technical skills and supports. Their supports are really admirable.
Our machine is used for our internal development of Oracle-based solutions, PoC benchmarking, and training/familiarization.
The speed of the solution and its portability needs improvement.
Compatibility with other products, for example, Microsoft and Google, is a bit difficult because each one of them wants to be isolated with their solutions.
In the next release, a pivot function would be a big help. It could save a lot of time creating a query or process to handle operations.
Should be made available across zones, like other Multi-AZ solutions.
It's too expensive per terabyte. It's complex.
They should have allowed SQL offloading with reduced cost.
We had issues with system restoration.
We would like an option of a hardware-only support solution, but Oracle currently does not provide this.
Pricing and Cost Advice
It's around $200 US dollars. There are some data transfer costs but it's minimal, around $20.
Per hour pricing is helpful to keep the costs of a pilot down, but long-term retention is expensive.
Companies with limited budget for high end technology can now afford the Exadata machine.
The price is very high.
I did note that Oracle does tend to internally oversize things especially if they want to fill up a budget, and hence third-party oversight is essential.
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Amazon Redshift is a fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service in the cloud. Customers can start small for just $0.25 per hour with no commitments or upfront costs and scale to a petabyte or more for $1,000 per terabyte per year, less than a tenth of most other data warehousing solutions.
Traditional data warehouses require significant time and resource to administer, especially for large datasets. In addition, the financial cost associated with building, maintaining, and growing self-managed, on-premise data warehouses is very high. Amazon Redshift not only significantly lowers the cost of a data warehouse, but also makes it easy to analyze large amounts of data very quickly.
Amazon Redshift gives you fast querying capabilities over structured data using familiar SQL-based clients and business intelligence (BI) tools using standard ODBC and JDBC connections. Queries are distributed and parallelized across multiple physical resources. You can easily scale an Amazon Redshift data warehouse up or down with a few clicks in the AWS Management Console or with a single API call. Amazon Redshift automatically patches and backs up your data warehouse, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period. Amazon Redshift uses replication and continuous backups to enhance availability and improve data durability and can automatically recover from component and node failures. In addition, Amazon Redshift supports Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), SSL, AES-256 encryption and Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect your data in transit and at rest.
As with all Amazon Web Services, there are no up-front investments required, and you pay only for the resources you use. Amazon Redshift lets you pay as you go. You can even try Amazon Redshift for free.
Oracle Exadata Database Machine is a modern framework, engineered to run databases and to scale out database servers.
The main benefit of Exadata is speed. It hosts operating systems, CPU memory, and hard drives. It runs all types of databases, including online transaction systems, processors and data warehouses, while solving poor performances of old database architecture.
The Oracle Exadata Database Machine features a simple and fast database storage system that protects and backs up your critical data. It accelerates data warehouse performance for faster access to business information. It is ideal for companies looking to build up their infrastructure from scratch.
For more information on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, visit Oracle.com
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