Robin Saikat ChatterjeeHead of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The most valuable features are that it's easy to set up and easy to connect the many tools that connect to it."
"The solution's flexibility is its most valuable feature. It's also easy to scale and has relatively painless pricing."
"The initial setup of this solution is straightforward."
"The product is relatively easy to use because there is no indexing and no partitions."
"In terms of valuable features, I like the columnar storage that Redshift provides. The storage is one of the key features that we're looking for. Also, the data updates and the latency between the data-refreshes."
"The processing of data is very fast."
"It is quite simple to use and there are no issues with creating the tables."
"The most valuable feature is the scalability, as it grows according to our needs."
"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."
"Compression is a great feature, where one can really save a lot of storage."
"Exadata is also a very stable environment. Their Smart Scan feature is great for every banking environment and financial institutions willing to implement it."
"The performance of the data is the most important part."
"This product can noticeably enhance performance of contextual Oracle databases."
"It has improved the performance, now we run with more performance cores with less CPU to attend all the database demands. Reducing Time to Market, increase our ability to face the competition with speed and low cost."
"The most valuable feature is the time to solution."
"Oracle Exadata's performance is one of its best features. We very satisfied with it."
"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."
"The speed of the solution and its portability needs improvement."
"Running parallel queries results in poor performance and this needs to be improved."
"The product could be improved by making it more flexible."
"Pricing is one of the things that it could improve. It should be more competitive."
"It would be useful to have an option where all of the data can be queried at once and then have the result shown."
"It takes a lot of time to ingest and update the data."
"The OLAP slide and dice features need to be improved."
"It's too expensive per terabyte. It's complex."
"The technical support is in need of improvement."
"It would be good if Exadata made some new features available regarding data retrieval and speed capacity functions."
"The management monitoring tools are quite important and an area that needs some improvement."
"It is difficult to evaluate return-on-investment because of the way billing is handled for the product. This should be improved by oracle."
"I believe Oracle must improve its procedure to support the clients. The customer Ready Service must provide more use cases and benchmarks of their infrastructure to support client design decisions. Oracle must audit their partners regularly to guarantee they provide quality service even after been passed on partnership examination."
"There is room for improvement with the handling of the Temp IO, which is often used for JOIN statements."
"There is a feature for security, but it is not included in the first purchase of this solution. That means if you need to increase the security, you need to buy the security feature which doesn't come by default on these solutions."
"It's around $200 US dollars. There are some data transfer costs but it's minimal, around $20."
"The best part about this solution is the cost."
"The part that I like best is that you only pay for what you are using."
"My customers have implementations that cost about $500 a month for a very small one. I also have a customer with a monthly invoice of about $25,000 USD."
"At the moment, pricing is a little bit on the higher side, although it depends on the size of the company."
"Exadata is an expensive tool, but, considering the ROI, it's worth going for the solution."
"Oracle is always costly but it's fine."
"It is an expensive product and you pay more for certain performance enhancements."
"All things considered, the price of this product is fairly high, as is always the case with Oracle."
"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."
"The licensing can be a bit expensive because you need to have certain tools enabled that require them."
"The majority of our customers are in government or big enterprises, and the projects that we sell come out to several million USD. With this amount of money on the table, it's always better to have an experienced team of consultants, who know Exadata very well, handle the implementation."
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
Amazon Redshift is ranked 3rd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 10 reviews while Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 15 reviews. Amazon Redshift is rated 7.6, while Oracle Exadata is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Amazon Redshift writes "Scales according to our needs, which saves a lot in terms of upfront costs". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "High performing and reliable work environment". Amazon Redshift is most compared with Snowflake, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Teradata, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse and VMware Tanzu Greenplum, whereas Oracle Exadata is most compared with Oracle Database Appliance, Teradata, IBM Netezza Performance Server, Snowflake and Apache Hadoop.
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