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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Exadata vs. Vertica and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the time to solution.""The performance of the data is the most important part.""Exadata is a fantastic machine. Two features stand out. The first is the resource input/output management tool that allows you to manage the resources to the neck on the Exadata box.""This product can noticeably enhance performance of contextual Oracle databases.""Oracle has reliable solutions and this one is no different.""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 performance on the databases is good.""On-premises Exadata is just as stable as the cloud version. It's a very stable platform."

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"For me, It's performance, scalability, low cost, and it's integrated into enterprise and big data environments.""I have found the solution to be scalable.""The performance is very good and the aggregate records are fast.""Speed and resiliency are probably the best parts of this product.""The solution has great capabilities. The tool that instructs the internal database forward is easy to use and is very powerful.""Vertica has a few features that I like. From an architecture standpoint, they have separated compute and storage. So you have low-cost object storage for primary storage and the ability to have several sub-clusters working off the same ObjectStore. So it provides workload isolation.""It has improved my organization's functionality and performance.""Allows us to take volumes and process them at a very high speed."

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Cons
"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.""The solution lacks a visualized console.""The solution could always be more stable and more reliable.""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.""It would be good if Exadata made some new features available regarding data retrieval and speed capacity functions.""There is one aspect to Exadata that I dislike, and that's the inconsistency with other databases. When you try to get Exadata to function with another type of database like SQL, or others, there should be reliable and consistent operation. When this is improved on, we should start to see more applications growing the market.""Setting up Exadata is complex. You need an Oracle vendor or someone who is Oracle-certified to set it up.""There is room for improvement with the handling of the Temp IO, which is often used for JOIN statements."

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"Support is an area where it could get better.""It's hard to make it slow for a small data volume. For large volumes, it's hard to make it work. It's also hard to make it faster, and to make it scale.""They could improve on customer service.""When it is about to reach the maximum storage capacity, it becomes slow.""I have found that coding support could be simplified.""Vertica offers a platform-as-a-service version, but their software-as-a-service solution is only available on AWS. They need to get a SaaS version on Azure and GCP as fast as possible.""Some of our small to medium-sized customers would like to see containerization and flexibility from the deployment standpoint.""The geospatial functionality could be designed better."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Oracle is always costly but it's fine."
  • "It is an expensive product and you pay more for certain performance enhancements."
  • "All things considered, the price of this product is fairly high, as is always the case with Oracle."
  • "I did note that Oracle does tend to internally oversize things especially if they want to fill up a budget, and hence third-party oversight is essential."
  • "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."
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  • "From a cost perspective, the software is less than most of its competitors."
  • "It's difficult today to compete with open-source solutions. In these areas, there is a lot of competition and the price of this solution is a bit pricy."
  • "The price could be cheaper and it is best to negotiate the price."
  • "The price is reasonable. We use a pay per license model. Firstly, you need to buy a license. After that, you mainly pay the annual support fee of around 20% or 25%. I think their prices are quite reasonable."
  • "The pricing could improve, it is a little expensive."
  • "The pricing depends on the license model because there are several. It depends on the client, but it's cheaper than other solutions. I think it's cheap for all the functionality and robustness. It's not very expensive to deploy."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    The performance on the databases is good.
    Top Answer: 
    When you talk about the pricing, the pricing is on the higher side. That said, if you're looking for good performance, then you definitely need to pay the price. Therefore, the price is reasonable.
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    The setup is a little bit complex. We would like to see the installation part get easier. Also, this installation is only for the OEM. They need partners. Some liberty should be given to the customer… more »
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    Vertica has a few features that I like. From an architecture standpoint, they have separated compute and storage. So you have low-cost object storage for primary storage and the ability to have… more »
    Top Answer: 
    The pricing could improve, it is a little expensive.
    Top Answer: 
    Vertica offers a platform-as-a-service version, but their software-as-a-service solution is only available on AWS. They need to get a SaaS version on Azure and GCP as fast as possible. I know that's… more »
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    Also Known As
    Micro Focus Vertica, HPE Vertica, HPE Vertica on Demand
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    Overview

    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

    Micro Focus Vertica is the most advanced SQL database analytics portfolio built from the very first line of code to address the most demanding Big Data analytics initiatives. Micro Focus Vertica delivers speed without compromise, scale without limits, and the broadest range of consumption models. Choose Vertica on premise, on demand, in the cloud, or on Hadoop. With support for all leading BI and visualization tools, open source technologies like Hadoop and R, and built-in analytical functions, Vertica helps you derive more value from your Enterprise Data Warehouse and data lakes and get to market faster with your analytics initiatives.

    To learn more about Micro Focus Vertica Advanced Analytics, visit our website.

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    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm28%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Insurance Company13%
    Retailer9%
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    Computer Software Company37%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Government4%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Media Company18%
    Marketing Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider12%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Media Company4%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Exadata vs. Vertica and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 22 reviews while Vertica is ranked 3rd in Data Warehouse with 11 reviews. Oracle Exadata is rated 8.8, while Vertica is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of Oracle Exadata writes "High performing and reliable work environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Vertica writes "Superior performance in speed and resilience makes this a very good warehousing solution". Oracle Exadata is most compared with Teradata, Oracle Database Appliance, Snowflake, Amazon Redshift and Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, whereas Vertica is most compared with Snowflake, Amazon Redshift, Teradata, SQL Server and Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics. See our Oracle Exadata vs. Vertica report.

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