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"I am very satisfied with the customer service/technical support.""The most valuable features are the performance and usability.""The most valuable feature for me is querying.""One of the most important features is the ease of using MS SQL.""The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.""The data transmissions between the data models is the most valuable feature.""The most valuable feature is the business intelligence (BI) part of it.""We are able to monitor daily jobs, so if there is anything that needs to be done then we can do it."

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"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."

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"In the future I would love to see a slightly better automation engine, just for the data integration layer, to make it slightly easier for end-users or junior developers to get involved in incremental updating.""More tools to help designers should be included.""I would like to see better visualization features.""I think that the error messages need to be made more specific.""The reporting for certain types of data needs to be improved.""This solution would be improved with an option for in-memory data analysis.""If the database is large with a lot of columns then it is difficult to clean the data.""I would like the tool to support different operating systems."

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"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."

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"I think the program is well-priced compared to the other offerings that are out in the market.""Microsoft has an agreement with the government in our country, so our customers get their licensing costs from the Ministry. Whenever we work with any government, company, or government institute, which is mainly what we are doing, that license comes directly from the Ministry of Technology and Information.""All the features that we use do not require any additional subscription or yearly fees."

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"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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I'd like to connect something like ES that I can use on objects on our SQL Server. We'd like to be able to understand how to export data to something like Semantic Technologies or like Graph DB. Some… more »
Top Answer: We can use virtualization on Exadata.
Top Answer: I don't evaluate the fees involved in using the solution. It's too big. However, it's my understanding that you need to pay for the hardware, the nodes, and the cells. That said, you can configure it… more »
Top Answer: The improvement could be made on the hardware level as the habit in the industry is to go better and faster and larger with every iteration. From the software point of view, management point of view… more »
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Also Known As
Microsoft PDW, SQL Server Data Warehouse, Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse, MS Parallel Data Warehouse, MS Parallel Data Warehouse, MS Parallel Data Warehouse
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Overview

The traditional structured relational data warehouse was never designed to handle the volume of exponential data growth, the variety of semi-structured and unstructured data types, or the velocity of real time data processing. Microsoft's SQL Server data warehouse solution integrates your traditional data warehouse with non-relational data and it can handle data of all sizes and types, with real-time performance.

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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Auckland Transport, Erste Bank Group, Urban Software Institute, NJVC, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe
PayPal, EBS, Organic Food Retailer, Garmin, University of Minnesota, Major Semiconductor Company, Deutsche Bank, Starwood, Ziraat Bank, SK Telecom, and P&G.
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Computer Software Company27%
Pharma/Biotech Company18%
Comms Service Provider9%
Hospitality Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm10%
Insurance Company7%
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Financial Services Firm28%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company14%
Retailer10%
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Media Company4%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise60%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse vs. Oracle Exadata and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
509,641 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is ranked 6th in Data Warehouse with 11 reviews while Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 17 reviews. Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is rated 7.6, while Oracle Exadata is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse writes "Collects data through SSIS packages from different sources and puts them all in one data repository". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "High performing and reliable work environment". Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Snowflake, SAP BW4HANA, Teradata and VMware Tanzu Greenplum, whereas Oracle Exadata is most compared with Oracle Database Appliance, Teradata, Amazon Redshift, Snowflake and Oracle Big Data Appliance. See our Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse vs. Oracle Exadata report.

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