Compare IBM Netezza Performance Server vs. Oracle Exadata

IBM Netezza Performance Server is ranked 5th in Data Warehouse with 5 reviews while Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 9 reviews. IBM Netezza Performance Server is rated 8.0, while Oracle Exadata is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of IBM Netezza Performance Server writes "The underlying hardware is made for performance on large amounts of data, and for analytics". 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 Netezza Performance Server is most compared with SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database, Snowflake, Teradata and Oracle Database, whereas Oracle Exadata is most compared with Teradata, Oracle Database Appliance, Apache Hadoop, Amazon Redshift and Snowflake. See our IBM Netezza Performance Server vs. Oracle Exadata report.
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The performance is most important to me, and it helps our ability to make business decisions quickly.We are able to execute very complex queries. Over 90 percent of our query executions are one second or less. We do millions of queries everyday.The underlying hardware that IBM provides with this appliance is made for a specific purpose, to serve performance on a large amount of data, and to do analytics as well. It is faster, when you compare it to any other product.

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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 performance of the data is the most important part.Exadata is also a very stable environment. Their Smart Scan feature is great for every banking environment and financial institutions willing to implement it.Our machine is used for our internal development of Oracle-based solutions, PoC benchmarking, and training/familiarization.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.

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Cons
The scalability is not as expected. The capacity in the black box is not enough.Our main problem with it is concurrency. When there are too many users running Netezza at the same time, this is when we have the most complaints.We are not able to scale. The only way to scale is to get another appliance, but we have a customers who would need us to hydrate the data between the two appliances, and Netezza does not do that.The only issue is that it's not expandable.

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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 management monitoring tools are quite important and an area that needs some improvement.It would be good if Exadata made some new features available regarding data retrieval and speed capacity functions.We would like an option of a hardware-only support solution, but Oracle currently does not provide this.The technical support is in need of improvement.It's too expensive per terabyte. It's complex.We had issues with system restoration.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing is very expensive. It has a lot CPUs with a lot of components in it. It also has built-in redundancy for resiliency reasons.Netezza is a costly solution. It does serve a specific purpose but it's costlier than what's available in the market, if you go to the cloud.

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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.Exadata is an expensive tool, but, considering the ROI, it's worth going for the solution.The price is very high.

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Overview
IBM Netezza appliances are now part of IBM PureSystems - expert integrated systems with built in expertise, integration by design and a simplified user experience. Part of the PureData family, the Netezza appliance is now known as the PureData System for Analytics. It has the same key design tenets of simplicity, speed, scalability and analytics power that was fundamental to Netezza appliances.

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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