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  • "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."
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    Nutanix Era is a software solution for automating and simplifying database management. This database as a service (DBaaS) provides a single pane of control to lifecycle management (LCM) and database provisioning. With Nutanix Era, admins can provision, refresh, clone, or restore databases to any point in time. It features a simple-to-use interface and command line.

    Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization, and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications.

    Nutanix Era Features:

    • One-click database clone and refresh: Set backup identification as well as any log files before creating the clone. The database admin finds the backups and then begins a challenging recovery process, including setting up the server and restoring the backups. This Era feature eliminates the time-consuming task of refreshing a database. This feature enables you to clone a database in a few minutes.
    • Automated database provisioning: Nutanix Era brings automation to database provisioning and lifecycle management. Automation saves both time and the cost of traditional database management.
    • Copy data management (CDM): You can clone the source databases that run on Nutanix clusters. Era enables you to use snapshots or transaction logs. The snapshots save the cost of managing multiple copies of your databases.
    • Database protection: Era enhances your database protection by enabling you to carry on instant backups. One-click snapshots simplify database rollback.
    • One-click patching: Database security is enhanced by Era’s one-click patching. This feature enables you to update the database quickly.

    What databases does the nutanix era support?

    Nutanix Era initially supported Oracle and Postgres databases but has expanded to include SQL Server, Maria DB, My SQL, and SAP HANA.

    Licensing Model

    IT is based on the concept of managed database server vCPUs. Nutanix Era offers a subscription term-based software license. This model enables customers to license just the servers that Nutanix Era will manage.

    How is the workflow in Nutanix Era?

    You need to have a Nutanix cluster in place already and install the Era VM (virtual machine). Era provides customizable built-in profiles for your convenience, or you can create new profiles. Next, you can register an existing database or provision a new source database. However, in the case of an existing database, it should be running on the same Nutanix cluster as the Era.

    Benefits of Nutanix Era

    Database management used to be slow and expensive. But as a cloud-agnostic database management solution, the Nutanix Era simplifies provisioning. You can extend database management to multiple clouds and clusters. According to a report by Forrester, this solution increases the speed of database provisioning by 97 percent.

    Nutanix Era makes migration a breeze because it has a built-in hyper-converged infrastructure platform (HCI). You can simply swap nodes as you need them, thus making it possible to undertake more controlled, phase-based migrations.

    Nutanix Era also simplifies backup and recovery. You can restore databases in minutes and to any point in time. You can also set a specific period - for instance, every 30 minutes - for automated backups.

    These benefits ultimately add up to increased cost savings. The increased provisioning speed, simplified database management, and automation features translate into reduced overtime hours and improved processes.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    The IT Manager at Semlex says, “The Time Machine is the most valuable feature for us. Using it means that we don't have to take regular snapshots, yet we are still able to restore the database quickly in the event of a problem."

    Heinrich K., Senior Sql Server Database Administrator at an insurance company, adds, “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."

    “It's very elegant the way they designed it. It's quick and it doesn't take up nearly as much storage space as traditional backups,” says a Database Architect at an aerospace/defense firm.

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    Sample Customers
    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
    Southwest Airlines, Indian Railways, GE Power and Water
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company39%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Computer Software Company37%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Company Size
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise33%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise64%
    Buyer's Guide
    Database Development and Management
    June 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle, Quest Software, Nutanix and others in Database Development and Management. Updated: June 2022.
    609,272 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Nutanix Era is ranked 5th in Database Development and Management with 6 reviews while VMware Tanzu GemFire is ranked 24th in Database Development and Management. Nutanix Era is rated 9.2, while VMware Tanzu GemFire is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Nutanix Era writes "Good backup and validation process, saves us time, and they have a knowledgeable support team". On the other hand, Nutanix Era is most compared with Oracle Enterprise Manager, Solix Enterprise Data Management, EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager, SAP Replication Server and VMware Postgres, whereas VMware Tanzu GemFire is most compared with Oracle Coherence and EDB Postgres Enterprise Manager.

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