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"I really like the auto-tuning, auto-scaling, and the automatic load balancing and query tuning in the system.""The analytics have been very good. We've found them to be quite useful.""It provides Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) capabilities by default to address data security issues.""Self-patching and runs machine-learning across its logs all the time""The solution integrates well with Power BI.""The performance and scalability are awesome."

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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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"I would like to see an on-premise solution in the future.""Sometimes the solution works differently between the cloud and on-premises. It needs to be more consistent and predictable.""One of the major problem is creating custom tablespace. The ADB serverless option doesn't support custom tablespace creation, which could cause issues during on-premise database migration that requires specifically named tablespace. There should be an option to create customized tablespace.""Ease of connectivity could be improved.""The initial setup was pretty complex. It was not easy.""It is very important the integration with other platforms be made to be as easy as it is with an on-premises deployment."

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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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"ROI is high.""You pay as you go, and you don't pay for services that you don't use."

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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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Top Answer: The performance and scalability are awesome.
Top Answer: You pay as you go, and you don't pay for services that you don't use. If you feel that you need additional resources then you can increase them and pay only for them. There is no need to worry about… more »
Top Answer: It is very important the integration with other platforms be made to be as easy as it is with an on-premises deployment. On-premises, you can integrate with different vendors such as Microsoft. There… more »
Top Answer: We are under contract and pay a license to Oracle. I cannot speak to the exact amount.
Top Answer: The solution could always be more stable and more reliable. The more they work on this, the better the product will be. That said, for the most part, right now, it's pretty good.
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Autonomous Data Warehouse is market-leading Oracle Database software running on proven Oracle Exadata infrastructure that is optimized to deliver unbeatable performance for data warehouse workloads. Built-in adaptive machine learning eliminates manual labor for administrative management. With Oracle, business and enterprise users can now build their own data warehouse, data mart, or sandbox in a few minutes.

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.

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Hertz, TaylorMade Golf, Outront Media, Kingold, FSmart, Drop-Tank
PayPal, EBS, Organic Food Retailer, Garmin, University of Minnesota, Major Semiconductor Company, Deutsche Bank, Starwood, Ziraat Bank, SK Telecom, and P&G.
Top Industries
Computer Software Company49%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm4%
Financial Services Firm29%
Insurance Company13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Computer Software Company38%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm12%
Media Company4%
Company Size
Small Business44%
Large Enterprise56%
Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise61%
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Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse is ranked 6th in Cloud Data Warehouse with 6 reviews while Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 19 reviews. Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse is rated 8.4, while Oracle Exadata is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse writes "Self-patching means I generally don't need a DBA; detailed analytics make it very capable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "High performing and reliable work environment". Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse is most compared with Snowflake, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Amazon Redshift, Teradata and Apache Hadoop, whereas Oracle Exadata is most compared with Teradata, Oracle Database Appliance, Amazon Redshift, IBM Netezza Performance Server and Oracle Big Data Appliance.

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