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We performed a comparison between Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Data Warehouse solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Oracle Exadata vs. Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service Report (Updated: November 2022).
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Pros
"The performance on the databases is good.""We can use virtualization on Exadata.""Before using this machine, we took no less than two days to run a report. Now, we can do it within five hours. So, there is a lot of improvement.""On-premises Exadata is just as stable as the cloud version. It's a very stable platform.""The most valuable feature of Oracle Exadata is its capabilities for storing and processing data. It is very good for our domain.""The most valuable feature of Oracle Exadata is the smart scan. We have large TB sessions of approximately 100 per second for each of our three instances. The smart scan allows us the obtain data in time in the enterprise manager.""We have used this solution for a long period of time so it has become easy for us to query any kind of data from Oracle Exadata which has been valuable.""Exadata's best features are its performance during redo logging and the elasticity of the database handling."

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"In the cloud, Exadata is more scalable. The on-prem version was limited. It wasn't that scalable because it only came in a quarter rack, half rack, and full rack. In the cloud, it scales to what you need.""Having the prediction happen in the modular format allows you to start with a lower version of Exadata and then you can keep on upgrading it as per your requirement."

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Cons
"The solution could always be more stable and more reliable.""We used the support from Oracle Exadata to complete the implementation.""In a future release, I would like to see some upgrade analysis advisors to help with a clear roadmap on steps that need to be taken and some of the automated processes.""Exadata would be improved with single dashboard visibility.""The improvement could be made on the hardware level as the habit in the industry is to go better and faster and larger with every iteration.""I have found Oracle Exadata to be scalable. However, you have to purchase more hardware, such as memory.""We need a monitoring tool which can in one place, where we can manage, monitor the entire Exadata components.""Oracle Exadata compatibility with the analytics could be better and the OBIEE could improve. Oracle BI to Exadata needs to be improved. Even if the full analytics practice for Oracle should be improved and when compared with other solutions it is weak."

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"Oracle's support could be better.""The customer's default choice is the on-premise version of this solution. Only when Oracle or the partners like us, can explain to customers the cloud value proposition, and if the compliance authorities allow, they can look into this cloud solution. It will take some time for Oracle to change its perception of customers' de-facto standards. Exadata used to be treated as a black box, which is not the case now. The customer is aware of what is happening inside, how the configurations have been made, and what patching has been applied. Oracle needs to market the cloud version better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The licensing can be a bit expensive because you need to have certain tools enabled that require them."
  • "The majority of our customers are in government or big enterprises, and the projects that we sell come out to several million USD. With this amount of money on the table, it's always better to have an experienced team of consultants, who know Exadata very well, handle the implementation."
  • "The price of the solution has been expensive to implement."
  • "The cost of the product could be improved."
  • "There is an annual license to use this solution. The solution is expensive."
  • "You have to pay for the storage and the database in Oracle Exadata. It cost a lot, but it is worth it. It would be a benefit if we could reduce the price for the number of CPUs and extend the memory."
  • "The price of Oracle Exadata is expensive. It is not competitive with other solutions some of the times."
  • "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."
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  • "The price of this solution is very comparative to others on the market. There is no direct comparison between this solution and with something else because I do not see any other similar product."
  • "I think Oracle pricing is usually above average market price."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Exadata's best features are its performance during redo logging and the elasticity of the database handling.
    Top Answer:The price of Oracle Exadata is competitive. There are some features that are outside of the initial purchase license, such as some monitoring packages. I rate the price of Oracle Exadata a four out of… more »
    Top Answer:Exadata would be improved with single dashboard visibility.
    Top Answer:Having the prediction happen in the modular format allows you to start with a lower version of Exadata and then you can keep on upgrading it as per your requirement.
    Top Answer:The price of this solution is very comparative to others on the market. There is no direct comparison between this solution and with something else because I do not see any other similar product. If… more »
    Top Answer:The customer's default choice is the on-premise version of this solution. Only when Oracle or the partners like us, can explain to customers the cloud value proposition, and if the compliance… more »
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    Overview

    Oracle Exadata allows enterprises to run any Oracle Database workload with the highest performance, scale, availability, and security on fully compatible cloud and on-premises infrastructure. Exadata uses a scale-out design with unique optimizations that include persistent memory, SQL query offload, and built-in resource management to optimize performance for OLTP, analytics, machine learning, and mixed workloads running in consolidated environments. By running hundreds or thousands of optimized Autonomous Database and Exadata Database instances on Exadata Cloud or Cloud@Customer infrastructure, customers are able to minimize their infrastructure, reduce management, improve developer productivity, and lower total costs by up to 40%, as described in Wikibon’s analysis (PDF).

    The main benefit of Exadata is its speed. It hosts operating systems, CPU memory, and hard drives. It runs all types of databases, including online transaction systems, processors, and data warehouses, while remedying the poor performances of older databases.

    Oracle Exadata features a simple and fast database storage system that protects and backs up your critical data. It accelerates data warehouse performance for faster access to business information and data. It is the ideal database solution for companies looking to build up their infrastructure from scratch.

    Oracle Exadata Database Machine Key Benefits

    • Rapid, reliable, and scalable deployment: Exadata is the most cost-efficient and highest performance platform for running Oracle databases. Exadata’s deployment is very straightforward since the database servers, storage servers, and network are pre-configured, pre-tuned and pre-tested by Oracle experts. This ensures that all your components work seamlessly together. Any Oracle Database application can be seamlessly migrated to and from the Exadata Database Machine, with no changes to the original application.

    • Powerful, cutting-edge hardware: Exadata is the most versatile database platform. It uses powerful database servers and a scaled-out, intelligent storage layer.

    • Accelerate database processing: Exadata Storage Server implements a unique, highly efficient database-optimized storage infrastructure that enables Exadata’s unparalleled performance without any of the bottlenecks that traditional storage experiences. Each storage server contains CPU processors that are used to offload database processing. The CPUs in the storage servers do not replace database CPUs, but work alongside them to accelerate database workloads.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Oracle Exadata stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust performance and its wide variety of database features that make it a comprehensive database solution.

    Adriano S., an IT system integrator at a financial services firm, writes, "Oracle Exadata's performance is one of its best features. We are very satisfied with it. The previous equipment used to make a payment for all the government employees used to take at least two days for some of the transactions. Now, it will take hours to make the same amount of payments. Another thing is the flexibility to organize all our databases. We can use it with new features that come with this version of Oracle 19c, which is the container database. With container databases, we can work with many databases, organized, and segregated, and still access the functions and management, the things that most of the technical people like to have in place."

    Paulo X., a sales manager at LTA-RH Informatica, notes, "Regarding features, there are so many that we can offer to customers. When we sell Exadata Cloud, there are many options to choose from, especially when it comes to enterprise database options. In my experience, the main features that are appreciated are various ones like GPS and the assortment of security options."

    Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service delivers a managed Oracle Database 12c Release 2 Enterprise Edition with options, running on Oracle Exadata engineered systems – all at a highly affordable entry-level price. It is a full Oracle Database experience, compatible with what you get on-premises or in other Oracle Database Cloud Services, provisioned within minutes, and suitable for small to medium sized data.

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    PayPal, EBS, Organic Food Retailer, Garmin, University of Minnesota, Major Semiconductor Company, Deutsche Bank, Starwood, Ziraat Bank, SK Telecom, and P&G.
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    Financial Services Firm28%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Insurance Company13%
    Retailer8%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Government7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise82%
    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle Exadata vs. Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Exadata vs. Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 22 reviews while Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service is ranked 8th in Database as a Service with 2 reviews. Oracle Exadata is rated 8.4, while Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "Exadata can significantly improve performance but there's a learning curve in a few key areas". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service writes "Plenty of features, unique functionality, and priced well". Oracle Exadata is most compared with Oracle Database Appliance, Teradata, Snowflake, Amazon Redshift and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, whereas Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, SQL Azure and Google Cloud SQL. See our Oracle Exadata vs. Oracle Exadata Express Cloud Service report.

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