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"For FlexPod, it is always trustworthy. I had previously never seen flex machines from other brands or associated with other products. FlexPod is a large investment and they are good enough to support it.""FlexPod has improved our company as far as ease of management, stability, and redundancy.""All of our main applications run on this solution, and it has done a stellar job.""FlexPod is easy to setup, maintain and has great stability.""The agility is probably the most valuable feature for us. It's very easy to send out resources.""The biggest lesson that I have learned from this solution is the ease of actually setting it up and learning it.""It is definitely easier for us to maintain and do build-outs, so it takes a lot less time to set things up for the customer.""It's a kind of one-stop shop as far as support goes."

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"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."

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"Installation with FlexPod is a bit complex, but it can be upgraded easily. I think Flexpod is phasing out, but it is still the right solution.""The initial learning curve is pretty steep.""This solution is very hard to maintain and keep up.""One touch upgrades would be nice.""I'd like to see some more Ansible integration for automation purposes. We automate everything else with Ansible, so it would be great if we could automate our FlexPod with Ansible as well.""The procedure for contacting technical support could be simplified.""As we do much of the Tier-I support ourselves, and thus don't normally need it, there is time wasted in moving up to the next level.""The biggest thing that I would like to see is more cost-effective FlexPod solutions."

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"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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The FlexPod licensing can adjust to your purse, i.e. there are different levels available for businesses of all sizes.""Cost is the primary factor behind why I would not give this product a perfect rating.""It is not going to save you money, but that is not the point. The opportunity to stay competitive in the marketplace is not a cost.""We have a lease for approximately $10,000 USD per month.""We pay approximately $1,400 USD in total for between five-thousand and ten-thousand ports.""It is not cheap, but there is a return on investment in time saved and efficiency.""The solution has saved our customers' organization in terms of CapEx. E.g., with the cloud availability, it's turned into sort of a hybrid CapEx/OpEx model.""The main return on investment would be that instead of having to refresh all of our desktop hardware we have been able to go reimage existing machines and use those as thin clients, then also purchase new thin clients rather than buying actual hardware. It also reduces the overhead of having our technicians deploy those systems and maintain them."

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"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."

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Overview

The FlexPod platform, developed by NetApp and Cisco, is a flexible, converged infrastructure solution that delivers prevalidated storage, networking, and server technologies. It’s designed to increase IT responsiveness to business demands while reducing your overall cost of computing. Think maximum uptime, minimal risk

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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FlexPod is ranked 1st in Converged Infrastructure with 60 reviews while Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 11 reviews. FlexPod is rated 8.6, while Oracle Exadata is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of FlexPod writes "The agility reduces the number of hours that it takes to construct a physical or virtual data center". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "High performing and reliable work environment". FlexPod is most compared with Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, VxRail, Nutanix Acropolis AOS, Dell PowerEdge VRTX and Dell EMC VxBlock System, whereas Oracle Exadata is most compared with Oracle Database Appliance, Teradata, IBM Netezza Performance Server, Amazon Redshift and IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud.

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