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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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"It is a stable program.""The functionality of the solution is excellent.""It's a pre-configured appliance that requires very little in terms of setting-up.""The performance is great, we are able to query our data in one operation.""I like this solution's ease of design and the fact that its performance is quite good. It is stable as well.""The flexibility in design is very good."

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Cons
"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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"An additional feature I would you like to see included in the next release, is that it needs to be more cloud-friendly.""I'm not sure about the unstructured data management capabilities. It could be improved.""It could use some more advanced analytics relating to structured and semi-structured data.""I would like to see more integration with many different types of data.""The scalability could be better. The on-premises solution is always more complicated to scale.""Teradata should focus on functionality for building predictive models because, in that regard, it can definitely improve."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""The licensing can be a bit expensive because you need to have certain tools enabled that require them.""The majority of our customers are in government or big enterprises, and the projects that we sell come out to several million USD. With this amount of money on the table, it's always better to have an experienced team of consultants, who know Exadata very well, handle the implementation."

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"The solution requires a license.""The price of Teradata is on the higher side, and I think that it where they lose out on some of their business."

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Top Answer: We are under contract and pay a license to Oracle. I cannot speak to the exact amount.
Top Answer: The solution could always be more stable and more reliable. The more they work on this, the better the product will be. That said, for the most part, right now, it's pretty good.
Top Answer: I like this solution's ease of design and the fact that its performance is quite good. It is stable as well.
Top Answer: The scalability could be better. The on-premises solution is always more complicated to scale. The flexibility could be improved. The product is good if you know what you're planning to do. If you're… more »
Top Answer: We use it as a data warehouse.
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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

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Financial Services Firm29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Insurance Company14%
Retailer10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Media Company4%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Energy/Utilities Company18%
Financial Services Firm9%
Logistics Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm11%
Media Company5%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise61%
Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Exadata vs. Teradata and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 18 reviews while Teradata is ranked 7th in Data Warehouse with 6 reviews. Oracle Exadata is rated 8.8, while Teradata is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "High performing and reliable work environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Teradata writes "Good performance, flexible, easy to tune queries, and scales well". Oracle Exadata is most compared with Oracle Database Appliance, Amazon Redshift, Snowflake, IBM Netezza Performance Server and Apache Hadoop, whereas Teradata is most compared with Snowflake, SQL Server, Amazon Redshift, Oracle Database and Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics. See our Oracle Exadata vs. Teradata report.

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