Oracle Exadata vs. Teradata

Oracle Exadata is ranked 1st in Data Warehouse with 49 reviews vs Teradata which is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 19 reviews. The top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "Thanks to Smart Scan, the amount of data transferred from storage to database nodes significantly decreases". The top reviewer of Teradata writes "It is the core of our fundamental real-time reporting and operational planning. ". Oracle Exadata is most compared with Teradata, Netezza and Vertica. Teradata is most compared with Oracle Exadata, SQL Server and Vertica. See our Oracle Exadata vs. Teradata report.
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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.They just have a lot of products, and they work well together.It is a highly relevant option with extreme performance.Exadata with the In-Memory option is several levels about SAP HANA.Backup/Restore performance: Fast backups, fast restores (especially useful for creating clone environments).

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It handles large amounts of information with a linear performance increase, in relation to a HW investment.It has a solid set of tools and consulting services.It has massive parallel processing ability to do large amounts of concurrent querying.It has given our business the ability to gain insights into the data and create data labs for analysis and PoCs.Cuts time to process huge amounts of data with efficient analytical queries.A conventional and easily defined way to build a data warehouse or a layer of data marts.Teradata can be easily used in ETL mode transformations, so there is no need for expensive and inconvenient ETL toolsAuto-partitioning and indexing, and resource allocation on the fly are key features.

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We had issues with system restoration.We would like an option of a hardware-only support solution, but Oracle currently does not provide this.It would be nice to have a single click button to, say, migrate my VMware VM into the Oracle VM, or vice-versa.I would like to see more database features and maybe more archiving features, because we need to do data archiving.Sometimes it takes too long time to get help with technical issues.Certification should also be improved. Today, Oracle doesn't certify applications with engineered systems.

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It needs a teaching web site with more training on third-party tools used for BI.We tried to use case Teradata for a data warehouse system, but we had some problems in relation to the Teradata system, CDC tools, and source databases. We were unable to transfer data from HPE Integrity mainframe to Teradata.There is a need to improve performance in high transaction processes, as well as the reporting system.Query language and its functionality are rather limited, compared to Oracle or even SQL Server. However, it is possible to perform any kind of logic in it (though some workarounds may be required).Data ingestion is done via external utilities and not by the query language itself. It would be more convenient to have that functionality within its SQL dialect.Needs compatibility with more Big Data platforms.It would help to make scaling easier with a reduced cost. ​​I think the UI is not there yet. It could be improved by being more user-friendly.​

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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.I think it's free.The Initial investment price could use improvementIn the sizing phase, you can also decide whether to license all cores, or reduce the number cores using capacity-on-demand features of Exadata, as well. This has a direct impact on licensing.

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We are looking for a more flexible cost model for the next version that we use, whether it be cloud or on-premise.Price is quite high, so if it is really possible to use other solutions (e.g. you do not have strict requirements for performance and huge data volumes), it might be better to look at alternatives from the RDBMS world.Teradata is expensive but gives value for money, especially if you don't want to move your data to the cloud.It is still a very expensive solution. While I very much like the pure technological supremacy of the software itself, I believe Teradata as a company needs to become more affordable. They are already losing the market to more flexible or cheaper competitors.Teradata is currently making improvements in this area.The initial cost may seem high, but the TCO is low.In the past, it turned out that other solutions, in order to provide the full range of abilities that the Teradata platform provides plus the migration costs, would end up costing more than Teradata does.Make sure you have the in-house skills to design and support the solution, as relying on external sources is extremely costly and tends to lock you into specific platforms, tools, and paradigms.

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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

Teradata's portfolio of big data analytic solutions, integrated marketing applications, and services help organizations gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data.

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