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Pros
"It saves operation time and day-to-day tasks.""The most valuable feature is its robust infrastructure management tools.""AI has been deployed within Nutanix. It's very easy to provision the machine within minutes of the application orders. They can hand those over and work along with the AI team to get the data available quickly for business analysis.""This is a very useful solution for database management.""The patching is the most valuable feature. We spent a lot of time and effort on the patching of our SQL instances after hours. With Nutanix Era, you can schedule and automate them during your normal operational hours (during the day). You schedule all the patching, then everything happens automatically with minor tickets from the engineer. So, our patching, which took four hours, went down to an hour for the engineer. This is much better for us from a return on investment perspective.""Overall, the solution is very good. It's easy to use and simple to handle many actions, such as VM cloning, testing, and prediction.""What I like about this solution is that it's more reliable compared to other solutions.""We use the solution to save costs and simplify operations."

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"The solution improved our site reliability."

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Cons
"The initial setup was a little tedious and complex. If they could make the setup slightly more user-friendly, then that would definitely be beneficial. If they could give a clear indication of what ports are required across the business and multiple VLANs, then your prep work can be done beforehand and before you do the actual installation. Because the documentation that was provided was not 100 percent accurate, so we had to do a lot of custom firewall rules after we deployed Nutanix Era.""The solution needs to improve compatibility with other back-ups and products.""The solution could improve by providing more support for more vendors.""Patch management is an issue as it regularly causes stability problems.""This solution could be improved by integrating with more database providers.""It should be able to be consumed by other customers because only the enterprise cloud customers are able to buy this software.""The downside of this solution is that it's more expensive than its competitors.""The solution should provide more integration with more databases."

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"The initial deployment was a little difficult."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensed-based pricing is confusing and too high."
  • "Era is quite expensive. The thing that will be a showstopper for them in the long run is if you look at it from a technical perspective on what it provides and weigh it up against consolidation of multiple other software suites."
  • "Licensing costs will be the main scalability problem."
  • "It's priced fairly... It's a good value. When you go looking for something from Oracle that automates things and makes your life easier, it's always going to be a minimum of $500,000. Era's nothing like that."
  • "There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
  • "This solution is reasonably priced."
  • "Not everyone can afford it. It's a bit expensive, so the price has to be improved."
  • "The pricing is competitive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is its robust infrastructure management tools.
    Top Answer:The price of the solution is expensive. I rate the price of Nutanix Database Service a six out of ten.
    Top Answer:There is room for improvement in the pricing structure, especially given the complexity of our business model involving multiple data centers and a variety of services. While the user-friendly GUI and… more »
    Top Answer:The solution improved our site reliability.
    Top Answer:The price is pretty good. It is a CPU-based system. The price depends on how big our cluster is.
    Top Answer:When we had outages, we had timeouts. Sometimes, the nodes would drop out of a cluster. Therefore, the applications would get timeouts. There is a newer version out that we're planning to upgrade to… more »
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    Also Known As
    Nutanix Era
    GemFire, Pivotal GemFire
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    Overview
    Nutanix Database Service (NDB) simplifies and automates database lifecycle management across on-premises and public clouds for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MongoDB databases.

    An in-memory data grid powered by Apache Geode
    Scale your data services on demand to support high-performance, real-time apps.

    Sample Customers
    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
    Southwest Airlines, Indian Railways, GE Power and Water
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company13%
    University13%
    Insurance Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Insurance Company6%
    Healthcare Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Insurance Company8%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise29%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Nutanix Database Service is ranked 5th in Database Development and Management with 16 reviews while VMware Tanzu GemFire is ranked 19th in Database Development and Management with 2 reviews. Nutanix Database Service is rated 8.4, while VMware Tanzu GemFire is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Nutanix Database Service writes "A single solution that provides you new deployments and monitoring as well as everything in one bucket". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Tanzu GemFire writes "The product improves site reliability, but it is not stable, and the initial deployment was a little difficult". Nutanix Database Service is most compared with Oracle Enterprise Manager, VMware Postgres and EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager, whereas VMware Tanzu GemFire is most compared with VMware Postgres.

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