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Researched Oracle Exadata but chose Pivotal Greenplum: Handles complex queries and report production efficiently, integrates with Hadoop
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Compression is a great feature, where one can really save a lot of storage.
The most valuable feature is that you have the same familiar environment of an Oracle database but with the additional performance you get from this architecture.
The technical support team are real professionals. I admire their technical skills and supports. Their supports are really admirable.
Our machine is used for our internal development of Oracle-based solutions, PoC benchmarking, and training/familiarization.
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.
The technical support is in need of improvement.
It's too expensive per terabyte. It's complex.
We had issues with system restoration.
We would like an option of a hardware-only support solution, but Oracle currently does not provide this.
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.
Pricing and Cost Advice
Exadata is an expensive tool, but, considering the ROI, it's worth going for the solution.
The price is very high.
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.
We are using the open-source version of this solution.
Pricing is good compared to other products. It's fine.
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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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