Oracle Big Data Appliance Competitors and Alternatives

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AK
Delivery Lead at a tech consulting company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Has unique functionality for advanced analytics but could use enhancement in machine learning and AI features

What is our primary use case?

My primary use for this product would be as a data warehouse and to do business analysis.

Pros and Cons

  • "The Cube Solution is quite different when compared to the rest of the competition and has unique functionality for advanced analytics."
  • "Functionality needs to be more up-to-date with competing products."
  • "The pricing model needs to be improved."
  • "Machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities need to be more friendly for beginning users."

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 a database engine like all the other ones without finding out the real capabilities. You need to know the capabilities in-depth to know what sets the product apart from other products and if the features are the features and capabilities that you need. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate this product overall as a five. This is probably because there…
PN
Manager for BI at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Good technical support but the reporting performance is very poor

What is our primary use case?

We are currently using the on-premise deployment model. We have just started implementation for normal usage.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is that it's robust."
  • "I cannot integrate it with my other tools. It's not possible to do something in the predictive analysis. Mobile reporting is also not available."

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 analytical perspective, I would rate it a two out of ten but from the business warehouse perspective, I would rate it a five. From an analytical perspective, I would rate it two because it's not competent in the current scenario of the market. The reports take a huge amount of time because it just…
LM
Co-Founder, Chief of Operations with 10,001+ employees
Real User
A scalable and future-proof solution for data warehousing

What is our primary use case?

We install this solution for our clients. At the moment we are in the middle of an installation for a data warehouse that will be used by a telecommunications company that is based in Lesotho. We have not gone into production yet, but we have used it in a test environment and it works very well. We are a technology company, so we handle software development, software implementation, data warehousing, and business intelligence. We are using the on-premise deployment model. In Africa, there isn't much adoption of cloud services, so most of our clients are expecting on-premise implementation.

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "The installation is difficult and should be made easier."

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 comfortable with what we've seen. What we have configured is addressing our needs at the moment. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
MukundMishra
Practice Lead (BI/ Data Science) at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Good for managing and replication of big data but needs a better user interface

Pros and Cons

  • "It's good for storing historical data and handling analytics on a huge amount of data."
  • "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 deployment. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. I'd rate it higher if it had a better user interface.
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