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Tools like the BI and SAS are excellent.It is not a pricey product compared to other data warehouse solutions.Collecting the data through SSIS packages from different sources and putting them all in one data repository is the most powerful thing. While others have this feature, they don't have the simplicity or ease of use when getting a resource and knowing everything about it.We are able to monitor daily jobs, so if there is anything that needs to be done then we can do it.The most valuable feature is the business intelligence (BI) part of it.The data transmissions between the data models is the most valuable feature.The most valuable feature of this solution is performance.One of the most important features is the ease of using MS SQL.

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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.This product can noticeably enhance performance of contextual Oracle databases.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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We find the cost of the solution to be a little high.It could be made more user-friendly for business users which would increase the user base.They need to incorporate a machine learning engine.I would like the tool to support different operating systems.If the database is large with a lot of columns then it is difficult to clean the data.This solution would be improved with an option for in-memory data analysis.The reporting for certain types of data needs to be improved.I think that the error messages need to be made more specific.

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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.It is difficult to evaluate return-on-investment because of the way billing is handled for the product. This should be improved by oracle.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
All the features that we use do not require any additional subscription or yearly fees.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.I think the program is well-priced compared to the other offerings that are out in the market.

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It is an expensive product and you pay more for certain performance enhancements.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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Top Answer: Collecting the data through SSIS packages from different sources and putting them all in one data repository is the most powerful thing. While others have this feature, they don't have the simplicity… more »
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: The setup has room for improvement. Some customers want to go to non-Windows Servers. Have the entire SQL Server done there though is an obstacle for us, as the configuration of Microsoft BI with… more »
Top Answer: Compression is a great feature, where one can really save a lot of storage.
Top Answer: Exadata is an expensive tool, but, considering the ROI, it's worth going for the solution.
Top Answer: General perception from many customers is the cost and maintenance of exadata database machine. Although Oracle recently introduced low cost storage and automated many features, still the cost and… more »
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Microsoft PDW, SQL Server Data Warehouse, Microsoft SQL Server 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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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse vs. Oracle Exadata and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,557 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 10 reviews. Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is rated 7.6, while Oracle Exadata is rated 9.0. 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 "Exadata can significantly improve performance but there's a learning curve in a few key areas". Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse is most compared with Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Snowflake, VMware Tanzu Greenplum, Teradata and IBM Netezza Performance Server, whereas Oracle Exadata is most compared with Teradata, Oracle Database Appliance, IBM Netezza Performance Server, Apache Hadoop and FlexPod. See our Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse vs. Oracle Exadata report.

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