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We performed a comparison between Oracle Big Data Appliance and Teradata based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud Data Warehouse solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Oracle Big Data Appliance vs. Teradata report (Updated: September 2022).
633,184 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Because Big Data Appliance allows me to have a single source of truth, it means I have clean data that can be monetized and leveraged to gain more insights with real-time reports from the dashboard."

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"The flexibility in design is very good.""Teradata has good performance, the response times are very fast. Overall the solution is easy to use. When we do the transformation, we have all of our staging and aggregation data available.""The functionality of the solution is excellent.""Teradata features high productivity and reliability because it has several redundancy options, so the system is always up and running.""Teradata can be deployed on-premise, on the cloud, or in a virtual machine, which means customers can move without having to create their architecture all over again.""It's very, very fast""The most valuable features are the large volume of data and the structuring of the data to optimize it and get very optimal data warehouse solutions for customers.""I like this solution's ease of design and the fact that its performance is quite good. It is stable as well."

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"From a technical perspective, Big Data Appliance could be improved with more innovation in the AI and machine-learning parts instead of relying on Cloudera."

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"I would like to see more integration with many different types of data.""Teradata's pricing is quite high compared to Redshift, Synapse, or GCP alternatives.""It could use some more advanced analytics relating to structured and semi-structured data.""I've been using the same UI for 20 years in Teradata. It could use some updating. Adding more stability around Teradata Studio would be outstanding. Teradata Studio is a Java-based version of their tool. It's much better now, but it still has some room for improvement.""Teradata's UI could be more user-friendly.""The solution is stable. However, there are times when we are using large amounts of data and we can see some latency issues.""Teradata could improve by being less complicated. There are some aspects that are not available on the Unix server and a Unix system is required to access some data, such as in case of an emergency.""Teradata needs to pay attention to the cloud-based solution to make sure it runs smoothly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Oracle's prices are too high compared to others in the market."
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  • "The solution requires a license."
  • "The price of Teradata is on the higher side, and I think that it where they lose out on some of their business."
  • "The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive."
  • "Teradata is expensive, so it's typically marketed to big customers. However, there have been some changes, and Teradata is now offering more flexible pricing models and equipment leasing. They've added pay-as-you-go and cloud models, so it's changing, but Teradata is generally known as an expensive high-end product."
  • "The cost of running Teradata is quite high, but you get a good return on investment."
  • "Teradata pricing is fine, and it's competitive with all the legacy models. On a scale of one to five, with one being the worst and five being the best, I'm giving Teradata a three, because it can be a little expensive, when compared to other solutions."
  • "The price of Teradata is expensive. However, what they deliver they are outstanding. If you're looking for an inexpensive solution to run a database, this isn't your tool. It's the Ferrari of databases for data warehousing."
  • "The price of Teradata could be less expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Because Big Data Appliance allows me to have a single source of truth, it means I have clean data that can be monetized and leveraged to gain more insights with real-time reports from the dashboard.
    Top Answer:From a technical perspective, Big Data Appliance could be improved with more innovation in the AI and machine-learning parts instead of relying on Cloudera. Oracle could also improve Big Data… more »
    Top Answer:I use Big Data Appliance to have a single source of truth for my data and to keep all my data in one place.
    Top Answer:Any value this product provides is offset by the high cost and lack of scalability. We're moving to Snowflake because of the scalability and cost differentials. There are better, more flexible… more »
    Top Answer:Our use case is for data warehousing and BI reporting. We are customers of Teradata.
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    Oracle Big Data Appliance is a flexible, high-performance, secure platform for running diverse workloads on Hadoop and NoSQL systems. With Oracle Big Data SQL, Oracle Big Data Appliance extends Oracle’s industry-leading implementation of SQL to Hadoop and NoSQL systems. By combining the newest technologies from the Hadoop ecosystem and powerful Oracle SQL capabilities together on a single pre-configured platform, Oracle Big Data Appliance is uniquely able to support rapid development of new Big Data applications and tight integration with existing relational data.

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    Teradata's portfolio of big data analytic solutions, integrated marketing applications, and services help organizations gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data.

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    Sample Customers
    Caixa Bank
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Financial Services Firm19%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Company Size
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise55%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise77%
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    Oracle Big Data Appliance is ranked 13th in Data Warehouse with 1 review while Teradata is ranked 3rd in Data Warehouse with 16 reviews. Oracle Big Data Appliance is rated 8.0, while Teradata is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle Big Data Appliance writes "Provides clean, centralized data ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Teradata writes "Very fast with good database control and excellent support". Oracle Big Data Appliance is most compared with Oracle Exadata, Apache Hadoop, Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, IBM Integrated Analytics System and IBM Netezza Performance Server, whereas Teradata is most compared with Snowflake, Oracle Exadata, SQL Server, Vertica and Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics.

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