We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Scaling this solution is easy and the uptime is okay."
"The most valuable features are the flexibility and that it's easy to use as an end-user compared to AWS."
"The initial setup was really easy and straightforward."
"The MPP (Massively Parallel Processing) architecture helps to make things a lot faster."
"The most valuable feature is the scalability."
"The main advantage of using this solution is its ability to scale and handle very large amounts of data, in the petabyte range."
"The features we've found most valuable for data warehouses is extracting data, SSIS packages, and the DBs."
"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 solution is very stable and offers great performance."
"Having the prediction happen in the modular format allows you to start with a lower version of Exadata and then you can keep on upgrading it as per your requirement."
"I would like to see better integration with Active Directory, because we have had problems, and we still do."
"The initial setup process needs improvement. When you're moving to the cloud it takes a bit of time. It would be great if they could implement something that would make it faster."
"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."
"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'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."
"With respect to what needs to be improved, concurrent connectivity has some limitations."
"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."
"The configuration for things like high-availability could be more user-friendly for non-technical users."
"The solution's pricing could be improved."
"The customer's default choice is the on-premise version of this solution. Only when Oracle or the partners like us, can explain to customers the cloud value proposition, and if the compliance authorities allow, they can look into this cloud solution. It will take some time for Oracle to change its perception of customers' de-facto standards. Exadata used to be treated as a black box, which is not the case now. The customer is aware of what is happening inside, how the configurations have been made, and what patching has been applied. Oracle needs to market the cloud version better."
"The price of this solution could be improved."
"The pricing is okay. You can pay as you go."
"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."
"When we are not using this solution we can simply shut it down saving us costs, which is a nice advantage."
"The licensing fees for this solution are on a pay-per-use basis, and not very expensive."
"All of the prices are available online."
"Our license is very expensive"
"They are cost aggressive, and it integrates well with other Microsoft tools."
"The price of this solution is very comparative to others on the market. There is no direct comparison between this solution and with something else because I do not see any other similar product."
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 Database Exadata Express Cloud Service delivers a managed Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Enterprise Edition with options, running on Oracle Exadata engineered systems – all at a highly affordable entry-level price. It is a full Oracle Database experience, compatible with what you get on-premises or in other Oracle Database Cloud Services, provisioned within minutes, and suitable for small to medium sized data.
Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is ranked 2nd in Cloud Data Warehouse with 35 reviews while Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service is ranked 8th in Database as a Service with 2 reviews. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is rated 8.0, while Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics writes "Scalable, intuitive, facilitates compliance and keeping your data secure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service writes "Plenty of features, unique functionality, and priced well". Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, SAP BW4HANA, Apache Hadoop and Firebolt, whereas Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service is most compared with Oracle Exadata and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse.
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