Oracle Database Appliance vs Oracle Exadata comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Oct 11, 2022

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Oracle Database Appliance
Ranking in Data Warehouse
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Oracle Exadata
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Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Data Warehouse category, the mindshare of Oracle Database Appliance is 3.4%, down from 6.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Oracle Exadata is 17.2%, down from 18.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

AdnanNaseem - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 4, 2024
Offers built-in utilities and tools that simplify management
We use it for a medium-sized company and for databases. The database is installed on it because it's best for the database. Efficiency and performance are good for the database as compared to other servers. I work on different general sites, website applications, servers, Linux, etc. Oracle…
Feb 13, 2023
Very stable with complete management from one single address
Our company implements the solution for customer migrations. For example, one customer is a Saudi telecom company that is migrating their routers. Many customers deploy databases on the end of the solution. Some have courses with licenses so they use the formal cluster or complaint cluster to…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The product is excellent. It is simple and reliable in terms of installation and maintenance."
"I give it a nine out of 10 because it gives the customer easy access to a complete database solution within 30 minutes."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is the ability to combine all the data without the need for additional devices."
"We use the solution for our Java applications."
"Oracle Database Appliance is a stable solution. We have clients that have been running it for 10 years."
"We value the appliance architecture with its “everything-in-a-box” highly standardized setup."
"The main feature is the management and manageability of the tool. We can create a VM on a laptop within a couple of clicks."
"The tool is a specific and effective system. I am impressed with its usability."
"What I like most about Oracle Exadata is its smart scan feature. I also like that it supports higher capacities and it's high-performing, so my company can use Oracle Exadata for massive databases."
"The product is flexible."
"The technical support team are real professionals. I admire their technical skills and supports. Their supports are really admirable."
"Exadata is also a very stable environment. Their Smart Scan feature is great for every banking environment and financial institutions willing to implement it."
"Exadata's best features are its performance during redo logging and the elasticity of the database handling."
"On-premises Exadata is just as stable as the cloud version. It's a very stable platform."
"Oracle is known to be the number one in their industry; the help and support, the features they are giving the clients comparing to other databases, the new technology, the provide a good solution."
"The storage capacity and the performance of Oracle Exadata are good. When comparing the performance to other technologies it is very good. I am satisfied with the management of the solution."


"Since we don't have the room to scale up, I rate this solution a six out of ten for scalability."
"Even though the solution can handle a lot of data, it's just too expensive currently."
"Oracle Database Appliance patching comes out two to three months after the regular patching cycle."
"It would be beneficial to have dedicated RAM included in the Oracle Database Appliance."
"The license cost could be cheaper, especially for long-term contracts."
"In terms of what can be be improved, I'd say Artificial Intelligence, AI. It would be really helpful if AI was incorporated within the solution."
"Oracle's product support is an area of concern where improvements are required."
"Oracle Database Appliance is stopping support for the standard edition and only continuing support for the RAC One Node. They did not inform us and we are having problems with our customers. We are not having to change our systems from standard to something else."
"We have a little trepidation with the system as it does have a learning curve. Also changing to a binary logging format for us feels like retrograde motion, but sadly almost all Linux variants have moved in this direction."
"The scalability can be improved as it is not a parallel execution."
"A room for improvement in Oracle Exadata is that it's not very easy to use in a microservices environment. It's not easy to split databases, and if this was easier to do in Oracle Exadata, it would make the solution better. What I'd like to see in the next release of Oracle Exadata is for it to become more modular, so you can use it in a context where the data layer is spread between many independent services."
"Exadata would be improved with single dashboard visibility."
"I would like to see more database features and maybe more archiving features, because we need to do data archiving."
"It's too expensive per terabyte. It's complex."
"The management monitoring tools are quite important and an area that needs some improvement."
"It would be good if Exadata made some new features available regarding data retrieval and speed capacity functions."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"Leverage the Pay-As-You-Grow licensing, and consider using the ODA X6-2 S/M/L models also for SE2/SE."
"I don’t know ODA and alternative system prices. But Oracle the database license is quite expensive and a lot of my customers plan to migrate to open source databases like PostgreSQL."
"Oracle’s pricing is ridiculously high."
"On a scale from one to ten, where one is cheap and ten is expensive, I rate the solution's pricing seven and a half or eight out of ten."
"The price should be lower."
"The price of the solution should be less expensive. However, they will increase the price more."
"Get benefit from the capacity-on-demand features. License your cores according to your licenses."
"I would rate the pricing a four on a scale of one (high price) to ten (low cost)."
"Oracle Exadata is not a cheap solution. Pricing is a problem for Oracle, and every client, not just my company, would like the vendor to improve on the price, or lower the price. My company paid for several years' worth of Oracle Exadata licenses. You need to pay for the technical support and other features separately, on different contracts. In terms of affordability, my rating for Oracle Exadata is two out of five."
"The price of Oracle Exadata is competitive. There are some features that are outside of the initial purchase license, such as some monitoring packages."
"It is an expensive product and you pay more for certain performance enhancements."
"Oracle Exadata is costly. Its licensing should also be more versatile. Smaller companies would benefit if Oracle Exadata had lower pricing."
"I'm giving Oracle Exadata five out of ten in terms of pricing. Its price could be lower."
"The price of the solution has been expensive to implement."
"There is an annual license to use this solution. The solution is expensive."
"Oracle is always costly but it's fine."
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Top Industries

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Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Financial Services Firm
Computer Software Company
Manufacturing Company
Energy/Utilities Company

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Midsize Enterprise
Small Business

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Oracle Exadata?
It is the best solution for OLTP and data warehousing.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Oracle Exadata?
I rate the tool’s pricing a three out of ten. The solution is expensive.
What needs improvement with Oracle Exadata?
The product must make more investments in object storage technologies. Six to seven years ago, the product had an SQL-based analytics feature that did not work well. The vendor must consider invest...

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