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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Data Guard vs. Zerto and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
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"It is much more scalable and flexible than everything else in the market.""It's the leader in backup and archiving.""It's very stable.""It's a complete software that can protect all the main applications. Perhaps that's the feature I like most. The integration with the NetApp and other apps is also very nice.""We are using a KVM system in our cloud, and this solution works very well with it.""The solution provides us with a single platform to move, manage, and recover our data across on-premise locations. Some of the guys have been using it to move a virtual machine from VMware to the Microsoft solution, Hyper-V. They back it up and then they restore to the different virtual machine provider, and that works great.""The multi-tenancy is the most valuable feature for us because it's the only software that is fully multi-tenant and that has all the features we need to provide to all our tenants. It provides us with advanced features for MySQL and Oracle, among other platforms""The most valuable feature is sharing data sets like they're in a private cloud. We call it our "private cloud" because we can share anything that is inside our backup set with our colleagues or with other people, and yet, everything is still in Belgrade, in Serbia. It's not somewhere else on cloud servers. Everything is in our environment."

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"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."

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"It has enabled DR protection for virtual appliances with minimal administrator time.""The ability to fully test your entire environment without actually performing a failover is invaluable.""Implementing this solution has given us sandboxing and the ability to move VMs.""We now have the ability to replicate critical data to a secure, off-site location that can be brought back in seconds if needed.""The ability to have a RPO of seconds has enabled us to restore data to just before an incident has occurred, which certainly saves a lot of time and money.""The ability to perform DR testing to ensure data integrity is critical.""I really like how you can test the failover as often as you need.""The ease of failover and test environments has proven invaluable."

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"Support for this product needs to be improved because I have seen a couple of cases where it is taking more than the required time to solve issues.""Its competitor, Veeam, includes backup and replication in the same product. I don't know if Commvault has it or not, but they should if they don't.""The back of virtual machines needs improvement. I know they're working on it. They're always doing new things but I think they still have a little bit more to do.""I think the one thing that could be improved is the customer experience. The interface should be more user friendly.""This solution can be complex and difficult to administer because it supports all of the many platforms, so it would help if they could simplify it.""Just to keep it running is time-consuming. There are five people on my team. Commvault was supposed to be one of the less time-consuming solutions, but in reality it takes 60 percent of our time just to keep it running, and that's not even fine-tuning it; that's just to keep it running.""There is room for improvement in its user interface and web console, called Command Center. They are improving it every year so if they continue in that direction, I think it will be a very reliable console.""They can always improve the interface design to make it easier. Sometimes, you need to click two or three times to do something. They should look at what tabs are used most and make them more accessible, to cut the time it takes to get to that information."

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"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."

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"It would be helpful if the reports can be generated periodically, on a schedule.""There needs to be more flexibility in the licensing.""The backup functions are in need of improvement.""The email alerts can be excessive, so better control over frequency or resolution may be a worthwhile improvement.""We have had issues with licensing, where the license we've been given by Zerto support doesn't include VSS replication, which was a pain at the time.""Increased granularity in how long to keep the journal would be nice.""I think Zerto could do better with size planning because it would be nice to analyze a server for a week and give an estimate on sizing the Journal.""I would like to see better notifications when the sync is off for an extended length of time."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"In my experience, compared to solutions like Veritas and Veeam, while they do have their technical pluses and minuses, Commvault can save you on average forty percent initially, and then twenty to twenty-five percent annually.""The price could perhaps be lower as well.""Our cost is around $20,000 per month. The previous year, it was around $30,000 per month. It now costs less because Commvault changed the licensing type for providers.""Our yearly cost is around €20,000... The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte.""There is a bit of cost involved with signing up the entire solution. It's not a cheap solution.""Commvault licensing is a perpetual license so only the support is being renewed yearly.""The complete license gives us options for all the features. Commvault does not license based on storage or the management components. It can integrate with any storage vendor. That means that when we are out of storage and need more, we can integrate without additional licensing. In my opinion, Commvault needs to reduce the licensing cost by 20 to 40 percent to make it cost-efficient.""We went from Veritas NetBackup to Commvault. We switched due to upfront licensing and costs. We have more visibility into what we're actually purchasing. It seemed like, overall, the cost of Commvault was cheaper."

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"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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"The solution is very cost-effective and very easy to set-up but does not compromise on features.""While we find the twenty-five VM license somewhat inflexible, the actual setup costs are minimal as the product is so easy to install.""You are getting what you pay for, as this is a solution that requires minimal management after it is configured.""We found that in an event that was massive enough to cause an entire cluster to go offline we would be happy with our core services up and running.""The cost is not dirt cheap but also is not terrible.""The cost per VM is a bit high.""You need to figure out how many critical servers and applications you have in your environment so you will know how many Zerto licenses to buy.""Zerto is not cheap but is an invaluable asset."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I have never used Commvault before but I have been using Veritas NetBackup for many years and I am very satisfied with… more »
Top Answer: Veritas Netbackup is more logical and it's easy to understand the technicality behind the product. It has its own logs… more »
Top Answer: Commvault has a unique administration platform with more features than its competitors.
Top Answer: Ik fluister:VM Host Oracle en DataGuard hebben we per toeval vervangen door Zerto :-) tijdens de Zerto implementatie en… 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… more »
Top Answer: We're Oracle partners. We've worked with databases 11G and 12C. If a company is planning to implement Oracle solutions… more »
Top Answer: We have seen ROI. The biggest way that we have seen it is in avoided downtime. We have had outages before, and we count… more »
Top Answer: My only business complaint is the cost of the solution. I feel like the cost could be a tad lower, but we are willing to… more »
Top Answer: I would like to see more managed service= options. While Zerto isn't doing this a lot, there are a ton of third-parties… more »
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Overview

Commvault can help you transform your data into a powerful strategic asset, with data protection and information management solutions that enable you to protect, access and use all of your data anywhere and anytime.

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.

Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by eliminating the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, backup and cloud are managed. At enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted by over 6,000 customers globally and is powering resiliency offerings for Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, AWS, SunGard AS and more than 350 cloud services providers.

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Sample Customers
Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, Alliant Credit Union, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
Athenahealth, Discover Financial Services
Tencate, Spirit Airlines, Woodforest National Bank, UW Health
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Government14%
Comms Service Provider11%
Manufacturing Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government6%
Media Company4%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Transportation Company25%
Non Tech Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider17%
Media Company6%
Government6%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company15%
Insurance Company13%
University9%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company5%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise79%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise63%
REVIEWERS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise46%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Data Guard vs. Zerto and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
475,291 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Oracle Data Guard is ranked 20th in Backup and Recovery Software with 10 reviews while Zerto is ranked 4th in Backup and Recovery Software with 34 reviews. Oracle Data Guard is rated 8.0, while Zerto is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Oracle Data Guard writes "Very stable but difficult to implement and maintain". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zerto writes "Instead of one mass disaster recovery exercise, we're easily able to perform up to 12 in the year". Oracle Data Guard is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, Veritas NetBackup, Rubrik and Azure Backup, whereas Zerto is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, VMware SRM, Rubrik, Dell EMC RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines and Carbonite Server. See our Oracle Data Guard vs. Zerto report.

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