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:
"Some of the best features are stored procedures, parallelism, and different indexing strategies."
"I think it scales really well and as long as you take enough time to learn a little bit about it, it works really well."
"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."
"The areas of the solution that is needing the most improvement are separating compute from storage, elasticity, which means scaling up and then retracting."
"The biggest problems we have is when the backup solution is failing or slow and we run out of log space, which has happened probably a couple of times in the last four years."
"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."
"In a traditional on-prem database, in a data warehouse, the solution is probably on the expensive side."
"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."
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
IBM Db2 Warehouse is ranked 16th in Data Warehouse with 2 reviews while Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 18 reviews. IBM Db2 Warehouse is rated 8.0, while Oracle Exadata is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IBM Db2 Warehouse writes "If you have good people designing how the data is stored, this is a marvelous tool". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "High performing and reliable work environment". IBM Db2 Warehouse is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, Teradata, Apache Hadoop and Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse, whereas Oracle Exadata is most compared with Oracle Database Appliance, Teradata, Amazon Redshift, Snowflake and IBM Netezza Performance Server. See our IBM Db2 Warehouse vs. Oracle Exadata report.
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