We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Regarding features, there are so many that we can offer to customers. When we sell Exadata Cloud, there are many options to choose from, especially when it comes to enterprise database options. In my experience, the main features that are appreciated are various ones like GPS and the assortment of security options."
"The performance on the databases is good."
"A very stable solution, which we have hardly any problems with."
"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 most valuable feature is the time to solution."
"On-premises Exadata is just as stable as the cloud version. It's a very stable platform."
"The business intelligence is very good."
"The parallel load features mean that Greenplum is capable of high-volume data loading in parallel to all of the cluster segments, which is really valuable."
"Pivotal Greenplum's shared-nothing architecture."
"It's super easy to deploy and it also supports different languages and analytics."
"The solution lacks a visualized console."
"The solution could always be more stable and more reliable."
"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."
"The customization can sometimes be difficult to achieve."
"Setting up Exadata is complex. You need an Oracle vendor or someone who is Oracle-certified to set it up."
"The improvement could be made on the hardware level as the habit in the industry is to go better and faster and larger with every iteration."
"There is room for improvement with the handling of the Temp IO, which is often used for JOIN statements."
"In a future release, I would like to see some upgrade analysis advisors to help with a clear roadmap on steps that need to be taken and some of the automated processes."
"They should add more analytics. Their documentation could also be improved so that I don't have to bother my co-workers and tech support so often."
"The initial setup is somewhat complex and the out-of-the-box configuration requires optimization."
"Initial setup is a little complex. It took around two weeks to deploy."
"The price of the solution has been expensive to implement."
"All things considered, the price of this product is fairly high, as is always the case with Oracle."
"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."
"Exadata is an expensive tool, but, considering the ROI, it's worth going for the solution."
"The cost of the product could be improved."
"It is an expensive product and you pay more for certain performance enhancements."
"Oracle is always costly but it's fine."
"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 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
Parallel Postgres for enterprise analytics at scale
With improved transaction processing capability and support for streaming ingest, Greenplum can address workloads across a spectrum of analytic and operational contexts, from traditional business intelligence to deep learning.
Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 22 reviews while VMware Tanzu Greenplum is ranked 10th in Data Warehouse with 3 reviews. Oracle Exadata is rated 8.8, while VMware Tanzu Greenplum 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 VMware Tanzu Greenplum writes "Powerful external data integration and parallel load capabilities, with good technical support". Oracle Exadata is most compared with Teradata, Oracle Database Appliance, Snowflake, IBM Netezza Performance Server and Microsoft Parallel Data Warehouse, whereas VMware Tanzu Greenplum is most compared with Snowflake, Apache Hadoop, Amazon Redshift, Oracle Database Appliance and Teradata. See our Oracle Exadata vs. VMware Tanzu Greenplum report.
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