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Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Oracle Data Guard and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The API is very good.""Virtual snapshots that offer incremental backups.""The most valuable feature is the ease of use.""The solution offers a very straightforward deployment. You click, click, click and it's done. There's not much configuration to do.""We used to use the solution with tapes a few years ago. We've switched to discs, and it has gotten much faster."

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"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.""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.""The solution is quite stable. We haven't experienced any bugs, glitches, or crashes. We find it to be quite reliable.""We use Data Guard for online replication from data center, to data center for high availability. This is the most important feature.""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."

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Cons
"Their first level of support can be improved. Often they are too junior to understand the issues we are having, and it takes too much time to get from them to the next level of support, which is what we actually need.""You end up needing to do a lot of troubleshooting to get things to work effectively.""Not particularly user friendly.""The replication feature is not available.""There could be better integration with Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus, it should be one solution."

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"Overall, there are some operational issues that need to be dealt with.""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.""It is a very useful administrative IT tool. It saves on costs.""The pricing of the solution is quite high. They should do what they can to bring it down so that it is more reasonable for customers like us.""The IP implementation and maintenance are a little bit hard to manage across Oracle solutions, including Oracle 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."

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  • "The price is lower than that of some competing products."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The incremental backup forever for database is a good feature.
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    1. Database log backup is too difficult for tracking and reporting. It uses cron to schedule the backup job. Sometimes the duplicate cron job was created by SPP. 2. NFS mounted filesystem need to be… more »
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    The primary use of this solution is for VMware integration.
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    One of the most valuable features is real-time replication. The version we're using is reliable and easy to deploy.
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    We work for a non-profit organization, so we have a discounted rate on licensing and other purchasing agreements.
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    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… more »
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    Overview

    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is a data protection and availability solution for virtual environments that can be deployed in minutes and protect your environment within an hour. It simplifies data protection, whether data is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. It can be implemented as a stand-alone solution or integrate with your IBM Spectrum Protect environment to off-load copies for long term storage and data governance with scale and 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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    PT Wings Surya, Tectrade, State of Ohio
    Athenahealth, Discover Financial Services
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Financial Services Firm30%
    Transportation Company20%
    Non Tech Company10%
    Manufacturing Company10%
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    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government6%
    Media Company5%
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    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Oracle Data Guard and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is ranked 38th in Backup and Recovery Software with 5 reviews while Oracle Data Guard is ranked 24th in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews. IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is rated 7.8, while Oracle Data Guard is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of IBM Spectrum Protect Plus writes "Virtual snapshots with incremental backups is a key feature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Data Guard writes "Very stable but difficult to implement and maintain". IBM Spectrum Protect Plus is most compared with IBM Spectrum Protect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Rubrik, Azure Backup and AvePoint DocAve Backup and Restore, whereas Oracle Data Guard is most compared with CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto and Veritas NetBackup. See our IBM Spectrum Protect Plus vs. Oracle Data Guard report.

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