We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The initial setup is straightforward if you understand Data Protector."
"Data Protector is very good at automation. From the time of the backup, verification, and copy to tape, it is very good. I don't need to touch it, it will do it by itself."
"Integration with HP storage is a very strong point for Micro Focus Data Protector. It is the best solution for general operations like backup and restore. Zero downtime backup (ZDB) is one very important feature, which is basically the integration with the storage array. It is a very strong feature. We're using storage with snapshots with this integration."
"The most valuable feature is the capability to back up our SQL server."
"Deduplication implementation with CAPA is very good."
"The stability of the product seems to be quite good."
"It is a traditional backup model. If you talk about file server and the official Windows database, it's a stable product."
"What I like the most about this solution is that I can change and access the Oracle backup file."
"The solution has been stable so far."
"The most valuable features are the backup and restore. With this in place along with the clustering, the database is safe from hacking, hardware failure, power failures, and system crashes."
"The solution is quite stable. We haven't experienced any bugs, glitches, or crashes. We find it to be quite reliable."
"We use Data Guard for online replication from data center, to data center for high availability. This is the most important feature."
"We have found the replication feature the most useful. We use this feature the most. The ability to recover a database with less effort and the use of Oracle Data Guard Broker to administer the complete environment are also very useful features."
"It's a very good solution if you want to protect your data across two data centers, or you have a middle man or many administrators who use these solutions for protecting their data. It's very reliable compared to other solutions that are most often not storage-based."
"I don't like this solution so much because it's very technical and compared to Commvault and Veeam, it's not so user-friendly. The interface needs improvement."
"If you compare the solution with the same specific features and enhancements on another solution, Data Protector is expensive. This is especially true when compared to, for example, Veeam."
"In general, you can say that Micro Focus Data Protector is behind in capabilities when compared with other backup solutions, such as Commvault, Symantec, NetBackup, but it is very strong for certain use cases such as array integration. We are using it in production even now. There should be some kind of cloud integration and archiving solutions. I think this is the area they need to focus on."
"The interface has been the same for many years and needs to be updated"
"VMware backup integration and cloud recovery is lacking."
"Other tools seem to be easier to use."
"Micro Focus Data Protector must improve its overall evolution record. They need to focus on hardware based instant recovery, client recovery, and cloud ability. Now there is no cloud ability."
"I would like to see a better user interface in the next release."
"It is a rather complex solution, so it could be more user-friendly."
"When the data replicates into the standby database there is a possibility of having a microsecond amount of data loss. The data loss occurs when there is a network disconnection between the primary and secondary standby database located in the data centers or if there is a crash in the primary database."
"The pricing of the solution is quite high. They should do what they can to bring it down so that it is more reasonable for customers like us."
"It is a very useful administrative IT tool. It saves on costs."
"One thing that can be improved is the GUI. It would be good to have a very nice GUI to easily configure and administer, providing different presentations to the database administrator. The feature that can be included is the integration with third-party monitoring systems, that is, monitoring systems from other vendors, not only from Oracle."
"The IP implementation and maintenance are a little bit hard to manage across Oracle solutions, including Oracle Data Guard."
"The pricing is around $3,000 to $5,000. The charge additionally for support and to scale."
"The solution requires paying for a license."
"Our licensing is on a capacity basis."
"If you want to have everything automated and done smoothly, you have to add additional licenses."
Built on a unified architecture that leverages analytics and automation, Micro Focus Data Protector delivers comprehensive data protection, real-time intelligence, and guided optimization to ensure simple, reliable, intelligent and cost-effective backup and recovery that is just as agile as your current and future IT environments. By standardizing the backup and recovery of information spread across locations, applications, formats, storage platforms, operating systems, and hypervisors, Data Protector provides assurance for mission critical information from the core to the edge, across physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures.
Oracle Data Guard ensures high availability, data protection, and disaster recovery for enterprise data. Data Guard provides a comprehensive set of services that create, maintain, manage, and monitor one or more standby databases to enable production Oracle databases to survive disasters and data corruptions. Data Guard can be used with traditional backup, restoration, and cluster techniques to provide a high level of data protection and data availability.
Micro Focus Data Protector is ranked 29th in Backup and Recovery Software with 10 reviews while Oracle Data Guard is ranked 22nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews. Micro Focus Data Protector is rated 6.8, while Oracle Data Guard is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Data Protector writes "Great automation and very good data deduplication but lacks good reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Data Guard writes "Very stable but difficult to implement and maintain". Micro Focus Data Protector is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, HPE StoreOnce and Microsoft DPM, whereas Oracle Data Guard is most compared with CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Veritas NetBackup and Rubrik. See our Micro Focus Data Protector vs. Oracle Data Guard report.
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