Oracle Exadata Competitors and Alternatives

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Information Architecture Specialist (TOGAF Certified) at a comms service provider
Mar 19 2018

What is most valuable?

* It's one of the fastest databases in the market. * It's easy to use. * From a maintenance perspective it's a good product. * The segmentation, or architecture of the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For complex queries, which would normally take a long time, and for reporting, it is very efficient. It doesn't take a long time for the execution of any report for the… more»

What needs improvement?

The implementation of an upgrade takes a long time. But maybe it's different from one instance to another, I'm not sure. Also, one of the disadvantages, not a disadvantage… more»

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

Pricing is good compared to other products. It's fine.

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

We used to other products before, but when we worked with Greenplum, as compared to other products on the market, we found it's a good product. Before Greenplum, we used… more»

What other advice do I have?

I give it an eight out of 10. To bring it up to a 10, they need to interact more with customers. They need to explain the features, especially when there are new releases… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did a comparison among some databases, one of them Greenplum. We assessed features, did a comparison in terms of the price, then we chose Greenplum. And we've retained… more»
DivyaRaj
Real User
Sr. Software Developer at Tech Mahindra Limited
Jan 13 2020

What is most valuable?

Snowflake is the latest technology. It has great flexibility whenever we are loading data and performs ELT (extract, load, transform) techniques instead of ETL. This solution automatically performs micro-partitioning when the data is… more»

What needs improvement?

It is difficult in some cases to perform ETL and this is something that should be included. As it is now, I use Informatica PowerCenter to load data from on-premises to the Snowflake cloud-based data warehouse. If this could be done by… more»

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

You pay based on the data that you are storing in the data warehouse and there are no maintenance costs.

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

I have experience with Informatica PowerCenter and Oracle. PowerCenter uses ETL techniques instead of ELT. Oracle does not automatically perform micro-partitioning. Instead, you have to partition manually and it is a static partition. Prior… more»

What other advice do I have?

This is an awesome tool, but there is room for improvement in terms of integration. Also, in terms of management, nothing is perfect and everything can be improved. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
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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