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"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.""Compression is a great feature, where one can really save a lot of storage.""Exadata is also a very stable environment. Their Smart Scan feature is great for every banking environment and financial institutions willing to implement it.""The performance of the data is the most important part.""This product can noticeably enhance performance of contextual Oracle databases.""It has improved the performance, now we run with more performance cores with less CPU to attend all the database demands. Reducing Time to Market, increase our ability to face the competition with speed and low cost.""The most valuable feature is the time to solution.""Oracle Exadata's performance is one of its best features. We very satisfied with it."

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"As long as you don't need to worry about the storage or cost, this solution would be one of the best ones on the market for scalability purposes.""The most valuable features are the clustering, LS50, being able to change the size, the pay per use feature, the flexibility with many different sources and analytic applications.""They separate compute and storage. You can scale storage independently of the computer, or you can scale computing independently of storage. If you need to buy more computer parts you can add new virtual warehouses in Snowflake. Similarly, if you need more storage, you take more storage. It's most scalable in the database essentially; typically you don't have this scalability independence on-premises.""The initial setup is straightforward. You just need to follow the documentation.""The thing I find most valuable is that scalability, space storage, and computing power is separate. When you scale up, it is live from one second to the next — constantly available as you scale — so there is no downtime or interruption of services.""It has great flexibility whenever we are loading data and performs ELT (extract, load, transform) techniques instead of ETL.""I like the idea that you can assign roles and responsibilities, limiting access to data.""The most valuable feature is the snapshot database. In one second, you can just take a snapshot of the database for test purposes."

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"It's too expensive per terabyte. It's complex.""The technical support is in need of improvement.""It would be good if Exadata made some new features available regarding data retrieval and speed capacity functions.""The management monitoring tools are quite important and an area that needs some improvement.""It is difficult to evaluate return-on-investment because of the way billing is handled for the product. This should be improved by oracle.""I believe Oracle must improve its procedure to support the clients. The customer Ready Service must provide more use cases and benchmarks of their infrastructure to support client design decisions. Oracle must audit their partners regularly to guarantee they provide quality service even after been passed on partnership examination.""There is room for improvement with the handling of the Temp IO, which is often used for JOIN statements.""There is a feature for security, but it is not included in the first purchase of this solution. That means if you need to increase the security, you need to buy the security feature which doesn't come by default on these solutions."

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"There are some stored procedures that we've had trouble with. The solution also needs to fine-tune the connectors to be able to connect into the system source.""Support needs improvement, as it can take several days before you get some initial support.""The solution should offer an on-premises version also. We have some requirements where we would prefer to use it as a template.""The solution could improve the user interface and add functionality to the system.""Maybe there could be some more connectors to other systems, but this is what they are constantly developing anyway.""They do have a native connector to connect with integration tools for loading data, but it would be much better to have the functionality built-in.""If you go with one cloud provider, you can't switch.""Availability is a problem."

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"Exadata is an expensive tool, but, considering the ROI, it's worth going for the solution.""Oracle is always costly but it's fine.""It is an expensive product and you pay more for certain performance enhancements.""All things considered, the price of this product is fairly high, as is always the case with Oracle.""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."

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"Pricing can be confusing for customers.""The whole licensing system is based on credit points. You can also make a license agreement with the company so that you buy credit points and then you use them. What you do not use in one year can be carried over to the next year.""You pay based on the data that you are storing in the data warehouse and there are no maintenance costs.""It is not cheap.""The pricing for Snowflake is competitive.""On average, with the number of queries that we run, we pay approximately $200 USD per month.""Pricing is approximately $US 50 per DB. Terabyte is around $US 50 per month.""The price of Snowflake is very reasonable."

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Overview

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

Snowflake provides a data warehouse built for the cloud, delivering a solution capable of solving problems for which legacy, on-premises and cloud data platforms were not designed.

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PayPal, EBS, Organic Food Retailer, Garmin, University of Minnesota, Major Semiconductor Company, Deutsche Bank, Starwood, Ziraat Bank, SK Telecom, and P&G.Accordant Media, Adobe, Kixeye Inc., Revana, SOASTA, White Ops
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Financial Services Firm26%
Insurance Company15%
Comms Service Provider13%
Retailer11%
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Computer Software Company47%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company6%
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Computer Software Company25%
Manufacturing Company25%
Media Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company6%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise62%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Exadata vs. Snowflake and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 11 reviews while Snowflake is ranked 1st in Data Warehouse with 17 reviews. Oracle Exadata is rated 9.0, while Snowflake is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "High performing and reliable work environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Snowflake writes "Fast, convenient and requires almost no administration". Oracle Exadata is most compared with Oracle Database Appliance, Teradata, IBM Netezza Performance Server, Amazon Redshift and Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, whereas Snowflake is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Amazon Redshift, Vertica, Teradata and VMware Tanzu Greenplum. See our Oracle Exadata vs. Snowflake report.

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