We performed a comparison between Dell Avamar and Oracle Data Guard based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two Backup and Recovery Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"Graphically, it's very user interactive. It's got a very nice interface."
"The source site replication feature is valuable."
"We are talking about a complete end-to-end solution which comes with its own hardware storage to back up the data on tape-less."
"The installation process is pretty straightforward."
"It works quickly and is very stable."
"The product is very powerful and offers very good performance."
"We've been using this solution to backup our servers. It is a simple backup and restore data application."
"Effective in protecting the virtualization system and end points."
"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."
"Backup and application continuity are most valuable."
"You can see how the logs are applied, check the apply time, and how far behind the standby is at any given time."
"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."
"One of the most valuable features is real-time replication. The version we're using is reliable and easy to deploy."
"The solution can scale as needed."
"If you don't have DPA, the reporting features are not as user-friendly, so reporting is something that they can improve on."
"Dell hasn't done a good job at handling these upgrades, or the way EMC used to handle them."
"The product could offer more integration capabilities."
"It is very scalable, and that's its claim to fame, but that also makes it hard to make changes. Anytime there is a large piece of software, changing that piece of software is harder. You've got a larger install base, so you can't just rapidly change. We also use another product called Veeam, and it has this new feature called Continuous Data Protection, which basically lets you get very close to the way the system was in time. We have a system or two up there on which we have set 10 minutes Continuous Data Protection. So, we can roll it back to whatever it was 10 minutes ago, 20 minutes ago, or 30 minutes ago. This feature doesn't exist in Avamar Data Domain. That's the one feature I'd like to see first."
"Dell EMC Avamar is a very complex product. It took a lot of time for the IT admins to get trained on how to use it. It is not very user-friendly, and we won't be using Avamar anymore. It needs a lot of improvement in terms of how the backups have been configured, and the reporting is too complex."
"The initial setup is a bit complex and could be simpler."
"Some integrations are not in place, such as the email alerts, which are not compatible with Office 365 SMTP gateway."
"The reporting should be improved, as we currently have to use another tool for that purpose."
"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."
"Overall, there are some operational issues that need to be dealt with."
"We would like to be able to see the date time stamp when you execute DGMGRL commands."
"The IP implementation and maintenance are a little bit hard to manage across Oracle solutions, including Oracle Data Guard."
"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."
Dell Avamar data protection software delivers flexible and efficient backup and recovery operations that can scale from daily backup protection for endpoints to high-performance protection for large enterprises with diverse applications and workloads. With application consistent recovery, automation and fast backup and restores, Avamar can help you meet your SLAs and optimize your backup and recovery processes
If you are deploying all or part of your backup environment to the cloud, Avamar enables you to make the most of your cloud investment, enabling replication, disaster recovery and long-term retention for customers using AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud.
Avamar is available as part of Dell Data Protection Suite, which offers comprehensive data protection software applications and tools. Avamar is delivered as software and as a virtual edition.
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.
Dell Avamar is ranked 10th in Backup and Recovery Software with 37 reviews while Oracle Data Guard is ranked 22nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews. Dell Avamar is rated 7.6, while Oracle Data Guard is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Dell Avamar writes "Unlimited scalability, very stable, and ties very well with VMware API". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Data Guard writes "Very stable but difficult to implement and maintain". Dell Avamar is most compared with Dell NetWorker, Dell PowerProtect Data Manager, Veeam Backup & Replication, Dell PowerProtect DP (IDPA) and Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), whereas Oracle Data Guard is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Zerto and CloudEndure Disaster Recovery. See our Dell Avamar vs. Oracle Data Guard report.
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