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"The performance is okay as long as the volume of queries is not too high."

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"The storage capacity and the performance of Oracle Exadata are good. When comparing the performance to other technologies it is very good. I am satisfied with the management of the solution.""The most valuable feature is the time to solution.""We can use virtualization on Exadata.""The performance of the data is the most important part.""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.""Exadata is also a very stable environment. Their Smart Scan feature is great for every banking environment and financial institutions willing to implement it.""Regarding features, there are so many that we can offer to customers. When we sell Exadata Cloud, there are many options to choose from, especially when it comes to enterprise database options. In my experience, the main features that are appreciated are various ones like GPS and the assortment of security options.""The business intelligence is very good."

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"Ultimately, the product itself has challenges and we are not currently satisfied with the support, either."

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"The solution lacks a visualized console.""It would be good if Exadata made some new features available regarding data retrieval and speed capacity functions.""Tech support sometimes takes some time to identify and rectify issues.""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.""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.""The solution could always be more stable and more reliable.""The improvement could be made on the hardware level as the habit in the industry is to go better and faster and larger with every iteration.""The integration with third-party applications regarding access management security could be better."

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"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.""Oracle is always costly but it's fine.""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.""It is an expensive product and you pay more for certain performance enhancements.""The price of the solution has been expensive to implement.""All things considered, the price of this product is fairly high, as is always the case with Oracle.""The cost of the product could be improved."

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Top Answer: The performance on the databases is good.
Top Answer: When you talk about the pricing, the pricing is on the higher side. That said, if you're looking for good performance, then you definitely need to pay the price. Therefore, the price is reasonable.
Top Answer: The setup is a little bit complex. We would like to see the installation part get easier. Also, this installation is only for the OEM. They need partners. Some liberty should be given to the customer… more »
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Overview

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.

For more information on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, visit Oracle.com

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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.
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm12%
Insurance Company8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm28%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company13%
Retailer9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise61%
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IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud is ranked 11th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 1 review while Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 21 reviews. IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud is rated 5.0, while Oracle Exadata is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud writes "Good performance but poor scalability, and the technical support needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "High performing and reliable work environment". IBM Db2 Warehouse on Cloud is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, IBM Netezza Performance Server and Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, whereas Oracle Exadata is most compared with Teradata, Oracle Database Appliance, Snowflake, IBM Netezza Performance Server and Amazon Redshift.

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