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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Database vs. Teradata and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"A very reliable solution.""One of the most valuable features of Oracle Database is the performance.""There is a lot of functionality in Oracle Database. The reports and the GUI are good.""The integration is a good aspect of Oracle.""The Data Redaction feature is easy to use and we are quite happy with it.""It is a stable product. In terms of recovery, if there is a failure or some kind of fault, we can recover the data. We do not lose it.""I have experienced good performance from the solution.""Offers a lot of backup security and is very powerful."

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"The functionality of the solution is excellent.""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.""It's a pre-configured appliance that requires very little in terms of setting-up.""Teradata features high productivity and reliability because it has several redundancy options, so the system is always up and running.""The performance is great, we are able to query our data in one operation.""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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Cons
"We don't really find that any features are lacking.""It would be better if the administrator part could be simplified. At the moment, we need specialized skills for managing or administering Oracle Database. If that is simplified, my juniors or basic database engineers could use it. Right now, we need specific administrative skills to manage the Oracle Server.""The pricing is the one sticking point for the solution because it is very expensive.""There is a lot of room for improvement. Ease of use is probably the biggest complaint. They're getting somewhat better, but it is not as easy or intuitive as it could be in terms of maintaining and managing the database.""Customer support could be faster, you currently have to write your issue to them and then they will get back to you after 24-hours.""I would like to see more patches.""The installation of the product could be designed to be simpler.""The quality of technical support could be better. They could respond faster."

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"Teradata should focus on functionality for building predictive models because, in that regard, it can definitely improve.""I would like to see more integration with many different types of data.""The solution is stable. However, there are times when we are using large amounts of data and we can see some latency issues.""Teradata needs to expand the kind of training that's available to customers. Teradata only offers training directly and doesn't delegate to any third-party companies. As a result, it's harder to find people trained on Teradata in our market relative to Oracle.""The scalability could be better. The on-premises solution is always more complicated to scale.""I'm not sure about the unstructured data management capabilities. It could be improved.""It could use some more advanced analytics relating to structured and semi-structured data."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Our licensing costs are between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. Those are the costs that cover maintenance and licensing."
  • "The pricing is something that Oracle should work on to make the product more affordable, especially to businesses in third-world countries."
  • "It is very expensive. We pay in dollars, so the inflation and conversion cost is also there for us. They charge on a yearly basis for the license."
  • "Its price is already low. Oracle has a competitive and cheaper price as compared to others. Oracle Cloud is cheaper than other clouds. The pricing is very competitive for Oracle Cloud to be in the market. Their pricing makes customers interested in using this product even though Oracle doesn't have a local data center at this moment."
  • "They are pricing themselves out of the market."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "It's expensive. I would say that it is more expensive than other competing products."
  • "It's not cheap, but sometimes, you get what you pay for."
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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."
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    It is a mature product. It is pretty stable. I've got a lot of experience with it, so it is pretty easy to use.
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    We pay for a yearly licensing subscription. Funds permitting, we have plans to increase usage for Oracle Database in the new year.
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    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.
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    Teradata could improve by providing better training. For example, Oracle provides good overall training. It is not easy to find information on the internet.
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    We use Teradata in our data warehouse and we extract data. We have a data department that uses many tools for data extractions.
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    Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. Oracle Database 12c also includes in-memory data processing capabilities for breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database 12c comes in two editions to fit your business needs and budget: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2.

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    Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 124 reviews while Teradata is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 7 reviews. Oracle Database is rated 8.6, while Teradata is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Gets the job done, doesn't fail, and suitable for massively scalable applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Teradata writes "Good performance, flexible, easy to tune queries, and scales well". Oracle Database is most compared with SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database, SQL Server, MySQL and CockroachDB, whereas Teradata is most compared with Oracle Exadata, Snowflake, SQL Server, Amazon Redshift and MySQL. See our Oracle Database vs. Teradata report.

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