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Azure Backup vs. Oracle Data Guard
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Backup vs. Oracle Data Guard and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data.""It's easy to deploy.""It's useful, it works, and it's fairly reliable.""With a couple of buttons, we can configure a VM for a backup and use the wall service, the storage wall service, pretty seamlessly.""This solution is easy to configure and restore. It is a Microsoft product so is easily compatible with other solutions.""The hardware is always updated and it's saved us a lot of money.""I like that it's a stable solution and their support is good. I think Microsoft's commercial force is superior.""The initial setup was very easy."

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"The most important feature is that if I want to test the database at the disaster recovery site, I can take a snapshot, test it, and then revert it back to the original state without needing to restore the complete database from the primary data center to the disaster recovery.""Backup and application continuity are most valuable.""We have found the replication feature the most useful. We use this feature the most. The ability to recover a database with less effort and the use of Oracle Data Guard Broker to administer the complete environment are also very useful features.""One of the most valuable features is real-time replication. The version we're using is reliable and easy to deploy.""It's a very good solution if you want to protect your data across two data centers, or you have a middle man or many administrators who use these solutions for protecting their data. It's very reliable compared to other solutions that are most often not storage-based.""You can see how the logs are applied, check the apply time, and how far behind the standby is at any given time.""The solution can scale as needed."

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Cons
"Lacks an AI system that would enable easier upgrading of the hardware.""I would like to see more automation, integration, and security. The price could be better.""They need to improve the frequency of the backup. You can only backup one to three times a day. It would be better to back up continuously throughout the day.""We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened.""The monitoring and tagging features could be improved.""The only thing I would say that could be improved is the reporting.""The length of time it takes to restore is our main source of frustration. It would be beneficial to shorten the time it takes.""Technical support can be slow to respond at times."

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"Overall, there are some operational issues that need to be dealt with.""The usage of block storage devices in the cloud or migration of a type of storage from one site to another site can be improved. Currently, we have to use multi-node to single node because of the lack of storage support on the Azure side. It did not really work. Our DBA had to spend a lot of time tweaking the Data Guard tools, or the underlying Oracle VMs, to make sure that Data Guard would run on top of different types of storage. So, if it can support transporting or getting from one type of storage to another type of storage in a different site or a different technology, it would be very helpful.""They may need to include the monitoring and the alerting part in Data Guard.""One thing that can be improved is the GUI. It would be good to have a very nice GUI to easily configure and administer, providing different presentations to the database administrator. The feature that can be included is the integration with third-party monitoring systems, that is, monitoring systems from other vendors, not only from Oracle.""The IP implementation and maintenance are a little bit hard to manage across Oracle solutions, including Oracle Data Guard.""We would like to be able to see the date time stamp when you execute DGMGRL commands.""Oracle could be improved by the ability to manage it on the cloud. This on-premises version is secure and reliable, but I'm sure that they will soon provide a cloud solution that will be even better. In one to two years, we will probably move to the cloud—we have already moved to the cloud with Microsoft Exchange, but our databases are still on-premises. I would prefer managing a cloud version of Oracle."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."
  • "Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."
  • "The price is somewhat high and could be lower."
  • "Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis."
  • "The price should be cheaper, but it's affordable if you use the yearly subscription."
  • "It's around $10 to $15 per month per virtual machine, along with something extra based on the size of the data."
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  • "It is not a cheap product, but if you look at the price, features, availability, scalability, and maturity, it is a very good product."
  • "The cost is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Veeam has a version for Azure but there are organizations, like ours, that are considering moving to an Azure environment and wonder if Azure Backup is better than Veeam Backup and Replication (Veeam… more »
    Top Answer:Price-wise, it's similar to AWS. It's always better to see a lower price.
    Top Answer:Ik fluister:VM Host Oracle en DataGuard hebben we per toeval vervangen door Zerto :-) tijdens de Zerto implementatie en VPG werden de Host Data in write-ack Block-Level gerepliceerd. Qua licentie 1 =… more »
    Top Answer:It is a very useful administrative IT tool. It saves on costs. I strongly recommend Data Guard. I've been using it for eight years and I would strongly recommend it. I'd rate Oracle Data Guard a seven… more »
    Top Answer:We're Oracle partners. We've worked with databases 11G and 12C. If a company is planning to implement Oracle solutions, I would suggest they also implement Data Guard. I'd rate the solution nine out… more »
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    Overview

    Azure Backup is a scalable backup solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expenses that can help a company achieve maximal data protection. Azure Backup’s System Center Data Protection Manager provides optional integrations that can enable you to protect both advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs as well as those that are on physical servers.

    Azure Backup has many features that make it a most effective product. Included among these is its ability to easily scale up your storage capacity. It taps into the cloud to give you the ability to expand on a massive scale. This can be done without any monitoring or maintenance overhead.

    Benefits of Azure Backup

    Some of the benefits of using Azure Backup include:

    • The ability to control and track the performance of your network from a single centralized location. Azure Backup has a “single pane of glass” interface that enables users to monitor, operate, govern, and analyze their backups from one place. This eliminates any need to add additional management infrastructure. You can manage different workload types, subscriptions, vaults, and regions with Azure’s Backup Center.

    • A wide array of security features allows you to prevent malicious users from doing damage to the system, receive alerts if an unauthorized action takes place, and recover from any damage that results. Azure Backup has authentication requirements built in to protect vital functions, such as the ability to delete backed up data from unauthorized users. If something that impacts the backed up data takes place, users are immediately notified. Azure Backup saves any and all deleted backup data for two weeks. This enables administrators to use recovery points to recover their lost data.

    Reviews from Real Users

    There are a number of characteristics that make Azure Backup extremely effective. Two of these are the flexibility that it offers users and its overall effectiveness.

    PeerSpot user Ayman Y., an IT manager at NOMAC, notes all of the different backup options that Azure Backup offers. He writes, “It has many features. First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client as you like. You can do a backup from the whole virtual machine as an image. You can do a backup only from files and folders. It has every option. All options are available for the backup, for the restore, for the bandwidth utilization to do backups, even virtual machines or a physical machine. If you need to do a backup of the whole image from the virtual machine, all these options are there.”

    PeerSpot user Muzammil M., a senior operations engineer at the AlGosaibi Group, notes the effectiveness of Azure Backup when he writes, “Azure Backup is good because it is entirelycloud-based, which means that you can be 99.9% sure that your backup is safe. This is the reason that I suggest its use for companies that need to back up critical data.”

    Oracle Data Guard ensures high availability, data protection, and disaster recovery for enterprise data. Data Guard provides a comprehensive set of services that create, maintain, manage, and monitor one or more standby databases to enable production Oracle databases to survive disasters and data corruptions. Data Guard can be used with traditional backup, restoration, and cluster techniques to provide a high level of data protection and data availability.

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    Buyer's Guide
    Azure Backup vs. Oracle Data Guard
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Backup vs. Oracle Data Guard and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    620,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Azure Backup is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 13 reviews while Oracle Data Guard is ranked 22nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 7 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 8.4, while Oracle Data Guard is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Data Guard writes "Very stable but difficult to implement and maintain". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Veritas NetBackup and Acronis Backup, whereas Oracle Data Guard is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Veritas NetBackup and Microsoft DPM. See our Azure Backup vs. Oracle Data Guard report.

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