Compare Oracle Database Appliance vs. Pivotal Greenplum

Oracle Database Appliance is ranked 9th in Data Warehouse with 4 reviews while Pivotal Greenplum is ranked 8th in Data Warehouse with 4 reviews. Oracle Database Appliance is rated 8.6, while Pivotal Greenplum is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Oracle Database Appliance writes "All-flash has helped reduce our report processing time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pivotal Greenplum writes "Handles complex queries and report production efficiently, integrates with Hadoop". Oracle Database Appliance is most compared with Oracle Exadata, Pivotal Greenplum and IBM Smart Analytics System, whereas Pivotal Greenplum is most compared with Apache Hadoop, Amazon Redshift and Teradata. See our Oracle Database Appliance vs. Pivotal Greenplum report.
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The solution is simple to use and easy to maintain.The performance of the system is the solution's most valuable aspect. In combination with the database, it gives perfect results. It's a better system than using other kinds of integrated systems. In general, the ODA control is much simpler to use and offers up the best performance.The performance due to the all-flash of ODA is very nice.We primarily use it for OLTP, which has improved our costs.

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The most valuable feature for us is horizontal scaling.Scalability is simple because it's an MPP database. If you need more processing power or you need more storage, you just add a few more nodes in the cluster. It works on common commodity hardware. You can use any type of server. You don't need to have proprietary hardware. It's fairly flexible.We chose Greenplum because of the architecture in terms of clustering databases and being able to have, or at least utilize the resources that are sitting on a database.It's one of the fastest databases in the market. It's easy to use. From a maintenance perspective it's a good product. The segmentation, or architecture of the product is different than other databases such as Oracle. So even in 10 years, the data distribution for such segments will not affect other segments. The query performance of the product, for complex queries, is very good. It has good integration with Hadoop.

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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.Technical support is not so great. It could be much better. The maintenance, for an enterprise system, isn't so great. It's also extremely expensive.The main thing would be to make ODA more affordable, to make it a more economical machine. Also, I would like to see virtualization, so you could implement all of your functions on one machine. Finally, improvement in the speed and performance would be good.Oracle Database Appliance patching comes out two to three months after the regular patching cycle.

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I saw some limitation with respect to the column store, and removing this would be an improvement.Some integration with other platforms like design tools, and ETL development tools, that will enable some advanced functionality, like fully down processing, etc.The installation is difficult and should be made easier.Implementation takes a long time.One of the disadvantages, not a disadvantage with the product itself, but overall, is the expertise in the marketplace. It's not easy to find a Greenplum administrator in the market, compared to other products such as Oracle.they need to interact more with customers. They need to explain the features, especially when there are new releases of Greenplum. I know just from information I've found that it has other features, it can be used to for analytics, for integration with Big Data, Hadoop. They need to focus on this part with the customer.They need to enhance integration with other Big Data products... to integrate with Big Data platforms, and to open a bi-directional connection between Greenplum and Big Data.

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We are using the open-source version of this solution.Pricing is good compared to other products. It's fine.

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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. 

Advanced analytics meets traditional business intelligence with Pivotal Greenplum, the world’s first fully-featured, multi-cloud, massively parallel processing (MPP) data platform based on the open source Greenplum Database. Pivotal Greenplum provides comprehensive and integrated analytics on multi-structured data. Powered by one of the world’s most advanced cost-based query optimizers, Pivotal Greenplum delivers unmatched analytical query performance on massive volumes of data.

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Sample Customers
LifeLock, Incarlopsa, Al Yusur Industrial ContractingGeneral Electric, Conversant, China CITIC Bank, Aridhia, Purdue University
Top Industries
Software R&D Company51%
Financial Services Firm5%
Financial Services Firm44%
Marketing Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider19%
Software R&D Company6%
Software R&D Company27%
Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company6%
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