Oracle Big Data Appliance Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Delivery Lead at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
Feb 26 2020

What is most valuable?

I think each component of the product has its own advantages, but I do not think I should explain every component and instead focus on one that stands out. One thing I have concluded through use is… more»

What needs improvement?

With the release of the 2019 version, I think Microsoft Stack has the capability for machine learning and in fact, it can now live in a Linux environment. I have had to deal exclusively with Microsoft… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Besides the standard licensing users have to pay additional fees for technical support. The default support I think is just the same as with other products and it has become industry standard to be… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

In comparing the Microsoft and Oracle products I think the main difference comes down to ease-of-use. I think the Oracle product track and the architecture is designed for people with less… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to people considering this solution is that as a user and administrator you need to know the internal workings of the product. We can downplay that software by simply saying that it is just… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I have experience working with business intelligence solutions and data science platforms. The majority of that experience is in working with is Microsoft Azure Stack and Oracle. Really my experience… more»
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Real User
Manager for BI at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 06 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it's robust.

What needs improvement?

The performance for the reporting is very poor, there is no graphical report. The price to performance ratio is less. It's also very complex, for example, if I want to make a simple change I have to spend a huge amount of effort. I cannot integrate it with my other tools. It's not possible to do… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I previously used many solutions. I used Tableau, SAS, Oracle, Power BI, and SQL.

What other advice do I have?

It's a good solution if you're integrating data from SAP software like ERP and looking out for the day-to-day reporting from the operational users at the lower level. If someone is looking for the quick, graphical reports and mobile availability then this is not the right solution for that. From an… more»
Real User
Co-Founder, Chief of Operations with 10,001+ employees
Jul 31 2019

What is most valuable?

We chose Greenplum because of the architecture in terms of clustering databases and being able to have, or at least utilize the resources that are sitting on a database.

What needs improvement?

The installation is difficult and should be made easier. Maybe if the process was simpler it would have a quicker adoption by other developers. This could also be accomplished by providing training aids, such as videos to help with installation or using certain features. There are resources… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution specifically for the scalability. This solution has a more futuristic technology, as opposed to the old school kind of data warehousing. If people are interested in getting something that is more future-proof, then I would recommend this solution. So far, we're… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have used Oracle and Microsoft SQL, but we haven't had much success. We found that Oracle was not as scalable and we were having some performance bottlenecks. Also, from a licensing perspective, Greenplum was a better choice. For all of these reasons, we have chosen to invest heavily in… more»
MukundMishra
Real User
Practice Lead (BI/ Data Science) at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Dec 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution is perfect for when you have big data. It's good for managing and replication. It's good for storing historical data and handling analytics on a huge amount of data.

What needs improvement?

It could be because the solution is open source, and therefore not funded like bigger companies, but we find the solution runs slow. The solution isn't as mature as SQL or Oracle and therefore lacks many features. The solution could use a better user interface. It needs a more effective GUI in order to create a better user environment.

What other advice do I have?

I've used the solution under cloud, hybrid and on-premises deployment models. I'd recommend the solution, but it depends on the company's requirements. If you don't have huge amounts of data, you probably don't need Hadoop. If you need a completely private environment, and you have lots of big data, consider Hadoop. You don't even need to invest in the infrastructure as you can just use a cloud… more»
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