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"This solution was surprisingly easy to configure."
"Creating a backup task in NAKIVO is fast and easy."
"We spend less time to get data recovered."
"Perfect for someone who doesn't want to waste time."
"Nakivo gives users confidence in knowing that if something happens with their application server, exchange server, or other applications, they can recover it easily and quickly."
"It is fast, simple, powerful, and has a price without competition."
"It is flexible."
"It is affordable."
"Oracle Data Guard is a free solution. When you apply for Enterprise Manager, it comes for free with the solution."
"Technical support is very good. If at any time we write a ticket, we get the appropriate answer on time."
"We chose this solution for the availability of the databases. We can't afford Oracle Grid, this is the best solution if you want something similar that's less expensive."
"The solution is really very stable. One good thing about it, compared to other products, is that you can just run it and forget about it. Unless you come across some interruptions in the network, it works like a charm."
"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."
"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."
"The solution is quite stable. We haven't experienced any bugs, glitches, or crashes. We find it to be quite reliable."
"An improvement would be to give us more control over the email alerts, with different emails going to different addresses based on a set of rules."
"I think it is important to work not only in replicating the virtual machines in Amazon AWS, but in other cloud systems."
"An improvement would be to include a general data backup solution that is not only for virtual machines."
"It is missing the file and folder backup; however, this product is meant for virtual machine backup and recovery, so that is really outside of the scope of the software."
"We want the backup job to consume fewer resources, as the utilization is very high if we choose the best compression."
"I would like to have the option of creating a subfolder per job in the backup repository because we had an issue where some files were corrupted and we lost the backup of the majority of the VMs."
"The interface might be improved, but the interface of every product might be improved."
"While the solution provides mostly what we need, it would be ideal if there were some additional feature capabilities for the API."
"Oracle Data Guard is stable, but you need to keep monitoring the system all the time. You need to keep monitoring the archives."
"The database administration needs improvement. With Oracle, we have a lot of features for administrating data, but it might be too many. It needs to be simplified. It should be automated. Looking at Enterprise Manager, there are too many KPIs in place."
"For every standby server you have, you must pay a licensing fee, which is the main disadvantage."
"The implementation is complex for anyone who's jumping into it without any experience. It's all command-line driven implementations. For some, that's a turn-off."
"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 IP implementation and maintenance are a little bit hard to manage across Oracle solutions, including Oracle Data Guard."
"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."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"It has a much higher bang for the buck than other products we evaluated."
"The price is not a problem in NAKIVO, as it is the most competitive in the market."
"It's really cheap, and our company saves a significant amount of money on IT backup solutions per year."
"Pricing is easy to understand and very affordable."
"I advise that this is the best product for medium or small environments according to my cost-benefit analysis."
"You have a lot of different options when it comes to pricing and the pricing models are pretty flexible and affordable."
"The product is quite cheap compared to other products on the market, but despite this, it is rich in features both at the level of backup and recovery as well as at the level of additional options."
"Nakivo Backup & Replication also have another great value, which is that it is one of the lowest prices on the market."
"This is the best solution if you want something similar that's less expensive than Oracle Grid."
"If you want to have everything automated and done smoothly, you have to add additional licenses."
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Top Answer: Ik fluister:VM Host Oracle en DataGuard hebben we per toeval vervangen door Zerto :-) tijdens de Zerto implementatie en VPG werden de Host Data in write-ack Block-Level gerepliceerd. Qua licentie 1 =… more »
Top Answer: It is a very useful administrative IT tool. It saves on costs. I strongly recommend Data Guard. I've been using it for eight years and I would strongly recommend it. I'd rate Oracle Data Guard a seven… more »
Top Answer: We're Oracle partners. We've worked with databases 11G and 12C. If a company is planning to implement Oracle solutions, I would suggest they also implement Data Guard. I'd rate the solution nine out… more »
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|Active Data Guard|
NAKIVO Backup & Replication provides image-based, application-aware, and forever-incremental backup for VMware, Hyper-V, and AWS EC2 VMs. This means that NAKIVO Backup & Replication can capture all VM data, ensure the consistency of applications and databases (such as Exchange, Active Directory, MS SQL, SharePoint) running in VMs, and transfer only changes to the backup repository. NAKIVO Backup & Replication uses native change tracking
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.
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Nakivo is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 15 reviews while Oracle Data Guard is ranked 20th in Backup and Recovery Software with 10 reviews. Nakivo is rated 9.2, while Oracle Data Guard is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Nakivo writes "Easy to setup and use, this is a flexible, viable, and inexpensive alternative to familiar solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Data Guard writes "Very stable but difficult to implement and maintain". Nakivo is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Altaro VM Backup, Acronis Backup, Vembu BDR Suite and Rubrik, whereas Oracle Data Guard is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, Zerto, Rubrik and Veritas NetBackup. See our Nakivo vs. Oracle Data Guard report.
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