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"The best thing about the product is that the end-user can build the reports by themselves without really knowing anything about databases.""This is a comprehensive solution that is easy to deploy."

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"On-premises Exadata is just as stable as the cloud version. It's a very stable platform.""Oracle is known to be the number one in their industry; the help and support, the features they are giving the clients comparing to other databases, the new technology, the provide a good solution.""A very stable solution, which we have hardly any problems with.""The performance on the databases is good.""Oracle Exadata's performance is one of its best features. We very satisfied with it.""The business intelligence is very good.""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.""We can use virtualization on Exadata."

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"The product should be simplified for the average user.""It seems like the deployment of repositories has become more difficult in later versions of the product rather than easier."

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"The solution could always be more stable and more reliable.""In a future release, I would like to see some upgrade analysis advisors to help with a clear roadmap on steps that need to be taken and some of the automated processes.""There is room for improvement with the handling of the Temp IO, which is often used for JOIN statements.""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.""The integration with third-party applications regarding access management security could be better.""The customization can sometimes be difficult to achieve.""Tech support sometimes takes some time to identify and rectify issues.""We would like an option of a hardware-only support solution, but Oracle currently does not provide this."

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"The cost of the product could be improved.""All things considered, the price of this product is fairly high, as is always the case with Oracle.""The price of the solution has been expensive to implement.""Oracle is always costly but it's fine.""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.""It is an expensive product and you pay more for certain performance enhancements.""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."

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Top Answer: The performance on the databases is good.
Top Answer: When you talk about the pricing, the pricing is on the higher side. That said, if you're looking for good performance, then you definitely need to pay the price. Therefore, the price is reasonable.
Top Answer: The setup is a little bit complex. We would like to see the installation part get easier. Also, this installation is only for the OEM. They need partners. Some liberty should be given to the customer… more »
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Oracle Big Data Appliance is a flexible, high-performance, secure platform for running diverse workloads on Hadoop and NoSQL systems. With Oracle Big Data SQL, Oracle Big Data Appliance extends Oracle’s industry-leading implementation of SQL to Hadoop and NoSQL systems. By combining the newest technologies from the Hadoop ecosystem and powerful Oracle SQL capabilities together on a single pre-configured platform, Oracle Big Data Appliance is uniquely able to support rapid development of new Big Data applications and tight integration with existing relational data.

For more information on Oracle Big Data Appliance, visit Oracle.com

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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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm8%
Financial Services Firm28%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company13%
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm12%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Big Data Appliance vs. Oracle Exadata and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Oracle Big Data Appliance is ranked 13th in Data Warehouse with 2 reviews while Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 21 reviews. Oracle Big Data Appliance is rated 8.0, while Oracle Exadata is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Oracle Big Data Appliance writes "End-users can build the reports by themselves without really knowing anything about databases". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "High performing and reliable work environment". Oracle Big Data Appliance is most compared with Apache Hadoop, IBM Integrated Analytics System, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Teradata and IBM Netezza Performance Server, whereas Oracle Exadata is most compared with Teradata, Oracle Database Appliance, Snowflake, IBM Netezza Performance Server and Vertica. See our Oracle Big Data Appliance vs. Oracle Exadata report.

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