Compare Oracle Database vs. Vertica

Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 23 reviews while Vertica is ranked 3rd in Data Warehouse with 11 reviews. Oracle Database is rated 8.6, while Vertica is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Enables us to combine all the sophisticated architectures in the market". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Vertica writes "Its speed differentiates it from other columnars, and works on commodity hardware". Oracle Database is most compared with IBM Db2, SQL Server and MySQL, whereas Vertica is most compared with Amazon Redshift, Apache Hadoop and Snowflake.
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Pros
The feature I find most valuable about this solution is the reliability.The most valuable features of this solution are the cost optimizer and partition exchanges.It has automatic memory management capability and large file capability.The features that we find most valuable are Data Pump, GoldenGate, and the RMAN (Recovery Manager).We use the relational databases for government contracts.I really appreciate the performance of Oracle. When using AWR records you can really see where a problem is. You can get advice about which queries are the heaviest for the database. You also can see advice for indexes. If an index isn't used, then you can just remove it to improve performance. This is a really good feature. Also, the JDBC connection is quite good. Finally, the object types are really good, the types of tables you can use in PL/SQL are also really helpful.Using the product, we make less mistakes, are more organized and faster than if we did it any another way.Compared to other databases, Oracle Database is very simple to manage in terms of the database itself.

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Eighty percent of the ETL operations have improved since implementing this solution.Vertica's most outstanding features are the compression rates achieved and the speed of access of high volume data.Allows us to take volumes and process them at a very high speed.It maximize cloud economics for mission-critical big data analytical initiatives.It maximizes cloud economics with Eon Mode by scaling cluster size to meet variable workload demands.Bulk loads, batch loads, and micro-batch loads have made it possible for our organization to process near real-time ingestions and faster analytics.Any novice user can tune vertical queries with minimal training (or no training at all).Vertica gives knowledgeable users and DBAs excellent tools for tuning.

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The product is very expensive.The cost of this solution needs to be improved.The Oracle Database could improve on integration with other infrastructure systems like Active Directory.This product would be improved with Support Services for more production access.It is expensive.There are a lot of bugs in the Oracle Database, and it would be better if the bugs would be solved more quickly than they are today.In general, the support is not good since most of the time the person whom you are given to is not so professional.Integration with big data would be helpful since we are planning to load a lot of big data.

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Fact-to-fact joins on multi-billion record tables perform poorly.Support is an area where it could get better.Promotion/marketing must be improved, even though it is a very useful product at very good price, it is not as "popular" as it should be.It needs integration with multiple clouds.It should provide a GUI interface for data management and tuning.Monitoring tools need to be lightweight. They should not take up heavy resources of the main server.If you do not utilize the tuning tools like projections, encoding, partitions, and statistics, then performance and scalability will suffer.It would be great if this were a managed service in AWS.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is an excellent product, as long as the organization can afford the price tag.The price is very expensive for the support.The main issue where I feel that Oracle still has a problem is with the licensing. Licensing is still expensive and the reason why today most startups use other, cheaper databases. Those other databases are much less sophisticated than Oracle.​The license cost need to be optimized. The licensing cost is very high compared to other RDBMS.Be prepared to pay for consulting services, and do not underestimate the time required to find and hire good quality database administrators.

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It is fast to purchase through the AWS Marketplace.The pricing and licensing depend on the size of your environment and the zone where you want to implement.Read the fine print carefully.I think it's starting to get a little expensive. Open source products are starting to get more robust, so I think that's something that they need to start looking at in terms of licensing.The first TB is free and you can use all the Vertica features. After 1TB you have to pay for licensing. The product is worth it, but be aware of this condition, and plan. The compression ratio is explained in the documentation.Start with license per 1TB. Starting from hundreds of TB there is unlimited licensing to be considered. Move historical data to HDFS/S3 which are significantly cheaper or even free.

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2nd
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16,956
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8.6
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out of 30 in Data Warehouse
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15,217
Comparisons
8,628
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11
Average Words per Review
272
Avg. Rating
8.5
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Also Known As
Oracle 12c, RDBMSMicro Focus Vertica, HPE Vertica, HPE Vertica on Demand
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Overview

Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. Oracle Database 12c also includes in-memory data processing capabilities for breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database 12c comes in two editions to fit your business needs and budget: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2.

For more information on Oracle RDBMS, visit Oracle.com

Micro Focus Vertica is the most advanced SQL database analytics portfolio built from the very first line of code to address the most demanding Big Data analytics initiatives. Micro Focus Vertica delivers speed without compromise, scale without limits, and the broadest range of consumption models. Choose Vertica on premise, on demand, in the cloud, or on Hadoop. With support for all leading BI and visualization tools, open source technologies like Hadoop and R, and built-in analytical functions, Vertica helps you derive more value from your Enterprise Data Warehouse and data lakes and get to market faster with your analytics initiatives.

To learn more about Micro Focus Vertica Advanced Analytics, visit our website.

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Sample Customers
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm14%
Government11%
Software R&D Company10%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Software R&D Company21%
Media Company21%
Marketing Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm9%
Media Company6%
Company Size
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise65%
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