We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The Oracle database is able to get the data, process it, and return it to the company's CEO's and CFO's within a single day, and thus they are able to find out yesterday's P and L by today. It has drastically reduced the amount and time of processing from seven days to one day."
"The database is solid."
"The solution is simple to use and easy to maintain."
"The solution is pretty automated, which takes out the possibility of human error."
"If the database goes down on one of the servers, the load is automatically shifted to another server. You can troubleshoot the one that is down without affecting uptime."
"The most valuable feature is the performance."
"We can use virtualization on Exadata."
"The offloading of data to the SIM is a valuable feature."
"The storage capacity and the performance of Oracle Exadata are good. When comparing the performance to other technologies it is very good. I am satisfied with the management of the solution."
"Before using this machine, we took no less than two days to run a report. Now, we can do it within five hours. So, there is a lot of improvement."
"Regarding features, there are so many that we can offer to customers. When we sell Exadata Cloud, there are many options to choose from, especially when it comes to enterprise database options. In my experience, the main features that are appreciated are various ones like GPS and the assortment of security options."
"On-premises Exadata is just as stable as the cloud version. It's a very stable platform."
"This product can noticeably enhance performance of contextual Oracle databases."
"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."
"We would like the ability to add more storage without having to upgrade to Oracle Exadata."
"Virtualization needs improvement. It's not easy to back up the virtual machines in the Oracle VM architecture. I would also like to see native support for Veeam Backup Software."
"If we were able to use Oracle Database to create mobile apps, that would be great. I don't know multiple languages, like Java, etc. I need to learn a separate language, right now in order to do this."
"The product is quite complex to set up, initially. It would be ideal if it was simpler."
"In terms of what can be be improved, I'd say Artificial Intelligence, AI. It would be really helpful if AI was incorporated within the solution."
"Oracle could improve its capacity for built-in visualization."
"The management monitoring tools are quite important and an area that needs some improvement."
"We need a monitoring tool which can in one place, where we can manage, monitor the entire Exadata components."
"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."
"Setting up Exadata is complex. You need an Oracle vendor or someone who is Oracle-certified to set it up."
"We would like an option of a hardware-only support solution, but Oracle currently does not provide this."
"The improvement could be made on the hardware level as the habit in the industry is to go better and faster and larger with every iteration."
"The setup is a little bit complex. We would like to see the installation part get easier."
"The price should be lower."
"The licensing can be a bit expensive because you need to have certain tools enabled that require them."
"The cost of the product could be improved."
"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 price of the solution has been expensive to implement."
"All things considered, the price of this product is fairly high, as is always the case with Oracle."
"Oracle is always costly but it's fine."
The Oracle Database Appliance saves time and money by simplifying deployment, maintenance, and support of database solutions for organizations of every size. Optimized for the world's most popular database--Oracle Database--it integrates software, compute, storage, and network resources to deliver database services for a wide range of custom and packaged online transaction processing (OLTP), in-memory database, and data warehousing applications. All hardware and software components are engineered and supported by Oracle, offering customers a reliable and secure system with built-in automation and best practices. In addition to accelerating the time to value when deploying database solutions, the Oracle Database Appliance offers flexible Oracle Database licensing options and reduces operational expenses associated with maintenance and support.
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
Oracle Database Appliance is ranked 6th in Data Warehouse with 6 reviews while Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 21 reviews. Oracle Database Appliance is rated 8.2, while Oracle Exadata is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Oracle Database Appliance writes "Affordable, user-friendly, and offers good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "High performing and reliable work environment". Oracle Database Appliance is most compared with VMware Tanzu Greenplum, SAP BW4HANA, IBM Netezza Performance Server, IBM Integrated Analytics System and Vertica, whereas Oracle Exadata is most compared with Teradata, Snowflake, IBM Netezza Performance Server, Amazon Redshift and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse. See our Oracle Database Appliance vs. Oracle Exadata report.
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