Compare IBM dashDB vs. Oracle Exadata

IBM dashDB is ranked 7th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 1 review while Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 6 reviews. IBM dashDB is rated 7.0, while Oracle Exadata is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM dashDB writes "The way that it scales will help a lot of customers, but tech support for it is awful". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "Exadata can significantly improve performance but there's a learning curve in a few key areas". IBM dashDB is most compared with Netezza, Amazon Redshift and Oracle Exadata, whereas Oracle Exadata is most compared with Teradata, Netezza and Oracle Database Appliance.
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The way that it scales will help a lot of customers that are stuck with Netezza boxes that can't grow any larger.‚ÄčIt will be MPP, so performance should improve.

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Compression is a great feature, where one can really save a lot of storage.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.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.

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Containers get corrupted very easily. Restoring them using GPFS can result in a lot of issues.Right now, we are implementing on ESX VMware 6.0. Support for this platform is poor. Also, one of the backup/recovery options is broken and IBM is not addressing the issue.Tech support for dashDB is awful. We usually have tickets open for three to four weeks.

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The technical support is in need of improvement.It's too expensive per terabyte. It's complex.We had issues with system restoration.We would like an option of a hardware-only support solution, but Oracle currently does not provide this.

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If your going to go with warehouse DB/dashDB, use the cloud or Sailfish version.

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Exadata is an expensive tool, but, considering the ROI, it's worth going for the solution.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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IBM dashDB family offers private and public cloud database solutions for transactional and analytic workloads, with IBM fully managed or client managed options with a Common SQL engine across all deployment options.

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.

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Copenhagen Business School, BPM Northwest, GameStop PayPal, EBS, Organic Food Retailer, Garmin, University of Minnesota, Major Semiconductor Company, Deutsche Bank, Starwood, Ziraat Bank, SK Telecom, and P&G.
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Financial Services Firm21%
Comms Service Provider16%
Insurance Company16%
Software R&D Company44%
Financial Services Firm9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Media Company5%
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