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"The technical support team are real professionals. I admire their technical skills and supports. Their supports are really admirable.""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.""Our machine is used for our internal development of Oracle-based solutions, PoC benchmarking, and training/familiarization.""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."

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"The feature that we find most valuable is its ability to perform Massive Parallel Processing.""The most valuable features are the Shared-nothing architecture and data protection functionality.""It is a stable program."

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"We had issues with system restoration.""It's too expensive per terabyte. It's complex.""The technical support is in need of improvement.""We would like an option of a hardware-only support solution, but Oracle currently does not provide this.""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."

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"I would like to see an improved Knowledge Base on the web.""The user interface needs to be improved.""An additional feature I would you like to see included in the next release, is that it needs to be more cloud-friendly."

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"The price is very high.""Exadata is an expensive tool, but, considering the ROI, it's worth going for the solution.""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.""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."

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"The price needs to be more competitive as Hadoop, Redshift, Snowflake, etc are constantly making way into EDW space."

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Top Answer: Compression is a great feature, where one can really save a lot of storage.
Top Answer: Exadata is an expensive tool, but, considering the ROI, it's worth going for the solution.
Top Answer: General perception from many customers is the cost and maintenance of exadata database machine. Although Oracle recently introduced low cost storage and automated many features, still the cost and… more »
Top Answer: It is a stable program.
Top Answer: What really needs to improve, is their general cloud services. That is their biggest downfall at the moment.
Top Answer: We are only consultants, so we don't use the program ourselves.
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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.

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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.Netflix
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Financial Services Firm24%
Insurance Company16%
Comms Service Provider13%
Computer Software Company50%
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Media Company6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm13%
Logistics Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Exadata vs. Teradata and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
441,672 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 11 reviews while Teradata is ranked 5th in Data Warehouse with 3 reviews. Oracle Exadata is rated 9.0, while Teradata is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "Exadata can significantly improve performance but there's a learning curve in a few key areas". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Teradata writes "It is stable but it should be more cloud-friendly and scalability is poor". Oracle Exadata is most compared with Oracle Database Appliance, IBM Netezza Performance Server, Apache Hadoop, Amazon Redshift and Snowflake, whereas Teradata is most compared with SQL Server, Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Oracle Database and Apache Hadoop. See our Oracle Exadata vs. Teradata report.

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