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We performed a comparison between IBM ProtectTIER 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.

To learn more, read our detailed IBM ProtectTIER vs. Oracle Data Guard report (Updated: September 2022).
634,550 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The solution is highly stable.""Overall IBM ProtectTIER is a great solution. It is easy to use."

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"The solution can scale as needed.""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.""One of the most valuable features is real-time replication. The version we're using is reliable and easy to deploy.""Backup and application continuity are most valuable.""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."

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Cons
"IBM ProtectTIER could improve by being more user-friendly."

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"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.""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.""The IP implementation and maintenance are a little bit hard to manage across Oracle solutions, including Oracle Data Guard.""They may need to include the monitoring and the alerting part in Data Guard."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "IBM ProtectTIER is an expensive solution."
  • "The customer can decide how they want to purchase a license. However, the price of the solution is expensive."
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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:Overall IBM ProtectTIER is a great solution. It is easy to use.
    Top Answer:The customer can decide how they want to purchase a license. However, the price of the solution is expensive.
    Top Answer:IBM ProtectTIER could improve by being more user-friendly.
    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

    IBM TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway is designed to meet the disk-based data protection needs of the enterprise data center while enabling significant infrastructure cost reductions. The solution offers industry-leading inline deduplication performance and scalability up to 1 petabyte (PB) of physical storage capacity per system, and can provide up to 25 PB or more backup storage capacity. Combined with IBM or third-party storage, TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway provides a powerful disk-based repository to improve the performance, retention and availability of backup and archive data in a small footprint for energy and cost efficiency.

    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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    Sample Customers
    Durham Police Department, Re-Store LLC, CenterGrid, pixx.io GmbH, Australian Government Department of Defence, QD, Refresco Gerber
    Athenahealth, Discover Financial Services
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government9%
    Insurance Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm29%
    Transportation Company14%
    Consumer Goods Company14%
    Non Tech Company7%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government8%
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    Small Business43%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    IBM ProtectTIER vs. Oracle Data Guard
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM ProtectTIER vs. Oracle Data Guard and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,550 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    IBM ProtectTIER is ranked 52nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 2 reviews while Oracle Data Guard is ranked 23rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews. IBM ProtectTIER is rated 0.0, while Oracle Data Guard is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM ProtectTIER writes "Scalable, beneficial automatic workload transfer, and highly stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Data Guard writes "Very stable but difficult to implement and maintain". IBM ProtectTIER is most compared with Dell PowerProtect DD (Data Domain), HPE StoreOnce, Rubrik, ExaGrid EX Series and IBM Spectrum Protect Plus, whereas Oracle Data Guard is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Veritas NetBackup, Commvault Complete Data Protection, Zerto and CloudEndure Disaster Recovery. See our IBM ProtectTIER vs. Oracle Data Guard report.

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