"The product is flexible."
"The performance on the databases is good."
"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."
"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."
"The data replication is very good."
"Oracle Exadata's performance is one of its best features. We very satisfied with it."
"This product can noticeably enhance performance of contextual Oracle databases."
"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."
"The most efficient way for real-time dashboards or analytical business intelligence reports to be sent to the customer."
"Its speed and performance were the most valuable. Easy configuration of Snowflake in any cloud was also a benefit."
"The querying speed is fast."
"Snowflake is an enormously useful platform. The Snowpipe feature is valuable because it allows us to load terabytes and petabytes of data into the data mart at a very low cost."
"The initial setup is very simple."
"It requires no maintenance on our part. They handle all that. The speed is phenomenal. The pricing isn't really anything more than what you would be paying for a SQL server license or another tool to execute the same thing. We have zero maintenance on our side to do anything and the speed at which it performs queries and loads the data is amazing. It handles unstructured data extremely well, too. So, if the data is in a JSON array or an XML, it handles that super well."
"I like the idea that you can assign roles and responsibilities, limiting access to data."
"Working with Parquet files is support out of the box and it makes large dataset processing much easier."
"Setting up Exadata is complex. You need an Oracle vendor or someone who is Oracle-certified to set it up."
"It would be good if Exadata made some new features available regarding data retrieval and speed capacity functions."
"The integration with third-party applications regarding access management security could be better."
"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."
"I liked Spark, but it was discontinued when Exadata L6 came back. I loved it, and I wish they would bring back Spark integration."
"The setup is a little bit complex. We would like to see the installation part get easier."
"The initial setup process is very difficult and extremely complex."
"There is a feature for security, but it is not included in the first purchase of this solution. That means if you need to increase the security, you need to buy the security feature which doesn't come by default on these solutions."
"There is a scope for improvement. They don't currently support integration with some of the Azure and AWS native services. It would be good if they can enhance their product to integrate with these services."
"They don't have any SLAs in place. It would be better if they did."
"There are a lot of features that they need to come up with. A lot of functions are missing in Snowflake, so we have to find a workaround for those. For example, OUTER APPLY is a basic function in SQL Server, but it is not there in Snowflake. So, you have to write complex code for it."
"Their strategy is just to leverage what you've got and put Snowflake in the middle. It does work well with other tools. You have to buy a separate reporting tool and a separate data loading tool, whereas, in some platforms, these tools are baked in. In the long-term, they'll need to add more direct partnerships to the ecosystem so that it's not like adding on tools around Snowflake to make it work. They can also consider including Snowflake native reporting tools versus partnering with other reporting tools. It would kind of change where they sit in the market."
"We would like to see more security including more masking and more encryption at the database level."
"The UI could improve because sometimes in the security query the UI freezes. We then have to close the window and restart."
"They need to incorporate some basic OLAP capabilities in the backend or at the database level. Currently, it is purely a database. They call it purely a data warehouse for the cloud. Currently, just like any database, we have to calculate all the KPIs in the front-end tools. The same KPIs again need to be calculated in Snowflake. It would be very helpful if they can include some OLAP features. This will bring efficiency because we will be able to create the KPIs within Snowflake itself and then publish them to multiple front-end tools. We won't have to recreate the same in each project. There should be the ability to automate raised queries, which is currently not possible. There should also be something for Exception Aggregation and things like that."
"Availability is a problem."
Oracle Exadata Database Machine is a modern framework, engineered to run databases and to scale out database servers.
The main benefit of Exadata is 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 solving poor performances of old database architecture.
The Oracle Exadata Database Machine 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. It is ideal for companies looking to build up their infrastructure from scratch.
For more information on Oracle Exadata Database Machine, visit Oracle.com
Snowflake provides a data warehouse built for the cloud, delivering a solution capable of solving problems for which legacy, on-premises and cloud data platforms were not designed.
Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 22 reviews while Snowflake is ranked 1st in Data Warehouse with 42 reviews. Oracle Exadata is rated 8.8, while Snowflake is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "High performing and reliable work environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Snowflake writes "Good usability, good data sharing and elastic compute features, and requires less DBA involvement". Oracle Exadata is most compared with Teradata, Oracle Database Appliance, Amazon Redshift, IBM Netezza Performance Server and Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, whereas Snowflake is most compared with Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, Amazon Redshift, Vertica, Teradata and AWS Lake Formation. See our Oracle Exadata vs. Snowflake report.
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