Oracle Exadata vs. Vertica

Oracle Exadata is ranked 1st in Data Warehouse with 51 reviews vs Vertica which is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 24 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 Vertica writes "The architecture means it can process/ingest data in parallel to reporting and analyzing because of in-memory Write-Optimized Storage alongside the analytics optimized Read-Optimized Storage". Oracle Exadata is most compared with Teradata, Netezza and Vertica. Vertica is most compared with Oracle Exadata, Teradata and Pivotal Greenplum. See our Oracle Exadata vs. Vertica report.
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Pros
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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Vertica's most outstanding features are the compression rates achieved and the speed of access of high volume data.Allows us to take volumes and process them at a very high speed.Bulk loads, batch loads, and micro-batch loads have made it possible for our organization to process near real-time ingestions and faster analytics.Any novice user can tune vertical queries with minimal training (or no training at all).Vertica gives knowledgeable users and DBAs excellent tools for tuning.Its projections and encoding are excellent tools for tuning large volumes.Its analytics has enabled Pythian's clients to get the business insights as quick as they wanted. Its lower maintenance has also improved the ROI.The feature of the product that is most important is the speed. I needed a columnar database, and its speed is what it's built to do, and so that's what really does differentiate Vertica from its competitors.

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Cons
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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Support is an area where it could get better.Promotion/marketing must be improved, even though it is a very useful product at very good price, it is not as "popular" as it should be.It should provide a GUI interface for data management and tuning.Monitoring tools need to be lightweight. They should not take up heavy resources of the main server.If you do not utilize the tuning tools like projections, encoding, partitions, and statistics, then performance and scalability will suffer.It would be great if this were a managed service in AWS.One feature, which has really benefited us, is the scalability offered by Vertica as it has enabled Pythian's clients to manage data with agility.I believe the installation process could be streamlined.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Read the fine print carefully.I think it's starting to get a little expensive. Open source products are starting to get more robust, so I think that's something that they need to start looking at in terms of licensing.The first TB is free and you can use all the Vertica features. After 1TB you have to pay for licensing. The product is worth it, but be aware of this condition, and plan. The compression ratio is explained in the documentation.Start with license per 1TB. Starting from hundreds of TB there is unlimited licensing to be considered. Move historical data to HDFS/S3 which are significantly cheaper or even free.It's free up to three nodes and 1TB, and then get in contact with their sales guys.

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Also Known AsMicro Focus Vertica, HPE Vertica, HPE Vertica on Demand
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Overview
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

Micro Focus Vertica is the most advanced SQL database analytics portfolio built from the very first line of code to address the most demanding Big Data analytics initiatives. Micro Focus Vertica delivers speed without compromise, scale without limits, and the broadest range of consumption models. Choose Vertica on premise, on demand, in the cloud, or on Hadoop. With support for all leading BI and visualization tools, open source technologies like Hadoop and R, and built-in analytical functions, Vertica helps you derive more value from your Enterprise Data Warehouse and data lakes and get to market faster with your analytics initiatives.

To learn more about Micro Focus Vertica Advanced Analytics, visit our website.

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Top Industries
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm
22%
Insurance Company
16%
Comms Service Provider
14%
Retailer
11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
23%
Comms Service Provider
10%
Insurance Company
8%
Healthcare Company
6%
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Media Company
21%
Software R&D Company
21%
Marketing Services Firm
17%
Comms Service Provider
14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm
21%
Comms Service Provider
19%
Marketing Services Firm
9%
Media Company
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Company Size
Company Size
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Small Business
25%
Midsize Enterprise
8%
Large Enterprise
66%
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Small Business
10%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Small Business
29%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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