Compare Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse vs. Oracle Exadata

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse is ranked 3rd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 10 reviews while Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 6 reviews. Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse is rated 7.8, while Oracle Exadata is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse writes "A good solution for simple data warehousing that scales well, but it needs better technical support". 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". Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift and SAP BW/4HANA, whereas Oracle Exadata is most compared with Teradata, Netezza and Oracle Database Appliance.
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Pros
The most valuable feature of the solution is the analytics and that it can connect with Power BI.The most valuable feature is the incremental load because we do not need to refresh the entire data on a daily basis.Azure elasticity allows us to scale as much as we want, and it is pay-as-you-go, so we can scale up as we need to.The features we've found most valuable for data warehouses is extracting data, SSIS packages, and the DBs.The main advantage of using this solution is its ability to scale and handle very large amounts of data, in the petabyte range.The most valuable feature is the scalability.The MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) architecture helps to make things a lot faster.The initial setup was really easy and straightforward.

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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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I would like my team to be able to build pipelines that integrate with the Azure Data Factory.I would like to see version control implemented into the data warehouse.The configuration for things like high-availability could be more user-friendly for non-technical users.I'm not entirely happy with the billing model. I'm not entirely happy with how the enterprise services are pretty expensive, but that's about it.With respect to what needs to be improved, concurrent connectivity has some limitations.It's pay as you go, so you never know what your bill is going to be beforehand, and that's scary for customers. If you have someone who makes a mistake and the program's a loop that is running all night, you could receive a very expensive bill.This is a young product in transition to the cloud and it needs more work before it is both settled as a product and competitive in the market.It would be of interest to improve things like the web service integration and availability in terms of being easy to create internal web services in the database.

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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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The licensing fees for this solution are on a pay-per-use basis, and not very expensive.When we are not using this solution we can simply shut it down saving us costs, which is a nice advantage.This solution starts at €1000.00 a month for just the basics and can go up to €300,000.00 per month for the fastest version.The pricing is okay. You can pay as you go.The price of this solution could be improved.

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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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Microsoft Azure SQL DW, Azure SQL Data Warehouse
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Overview

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a Fast, flexible, and secure analytics platform for the enterprise. Azure SQL Data Warehouse lets you independently scale compute and storage, while pausing and resuming your data warehouse within minutes through a massively parallel processing architecture designed for the cloud. Seamlessly create your hub for analytics along with native connectivity with data integration and visualization services, all while using your existing SQL and BI skills.

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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