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We performed a comparison between Oracle Exadata and VMware Tanzu Greenplum 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.
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"Oracle Exadata is stable.""The offloading of data to the SIM is a valuable feature.""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 Exadata has very good hardware.""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.""The most valuable feature of Oracle Exadata is the integration with other solutions, such as SAN storage and shared VLAN network.""The performance on the databases is good."

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"A very good, open-source platform.""It works very well with large database queries.""Tanzu Greenplum's most valuable features include the integration of modern data science approaches across an MPP platform."

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"Setting up Exadata is complex. You need an Oracle vendor or someone who is Oracle-certified to set it up.""The solution takes a lot of time to clone the environment. I would like to see some improvement in the cloning support or the time it takes on the storage side.""License or upgrade management can be difficult and time consuming because it requires login to a separate console.""The cost of the solution is high and can be improved.""Oracle Exadata could improve the monitoring system in the enterprise manager, it could be more user-friendly. In most Oracle tools there is a lot of functionality, and sometimes you need to do five or six clicks to find metrics, and sometimes it's a waste of time.""One small area for improvement in Oracle Exadata is integration, particularly at the consolidated application level.""I have found Oracle Exadata to be scalable. However, you have to purchase more hardware, such as memory.""We used the support from Oracle Exadata to complete the implementation."

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"If you have a user consuming a huge load of resources, it takes down the entire system.""Extra filters would be helpful.""Tanzu Greenplum's compression for GPText could be made more efficient."

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  • "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."
  • "The price of Oracle Exadata is competitive. There are some features that are outside of the initial purchase license, such as some monitoring packages."
  • "The pricing of Oracle Exadata is too high."
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  • "Tanzu Greenplum's pricing is really competitive and gives excellent value for money."
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    Answers from the Community
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    Bill Porter - PeerSpot reviewerBill Porter

    Hi @JohnSmith130,

    You might want to take a look at Smart Data Frameworks at

    SDF has been used in various migration projects and we have sufficient knowledge of both your source and target to have a sensible conversation about your requirements if you’re interested.


    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is storage offloading.
    Top Answer:The cost of the solution is high. But there are situations where no alternatives exist.
    Top Answer:The handling of temp space has room for improvement. Oracle can make the handling of temp space better and faster. I would like to have locally attached temp space that would improve the solution.
    Top Answer:Tanzu Greenplum's pricing is really competitive and gives excellent value for money. I'd say that the benefits of orchestrated deployment and the features of GPText make the licensed version worth it.
    Top Answer:Tanzu Greenplum's compression for GPText could be made more efficient.
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    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."

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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.
    General Electric, Conversant, China CITIC Bank, Aridhia, Purdue University
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Insurance Company14%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Financial Services Firm23%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Energy/Utilities Company5%
    Financial Services Firm50%
    Marketing Services Firm14%
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Company Size
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle Exadata vs. VMware Tanzu Greenplum
    March 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Exadata vs. VMware Tanzu Greenplum and other solutions. Updated: March 2023.
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    Oracle Exadata is ranked 2nd in Data Warehouse with 25 reviews while VMware Tanzu Greenplum is ranked 12th in Data Warehouse with 3 reviews. Oracle Exadata is rated 8.6, while VMware Tanzu Greenplum 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 VMware Tanzu Greenplum writes "Its most valuable feature is the ability to quickly run through data, but they should improve product performance". Oracle Exadata is most compared with Oracle Database Appliance, Teradata, Snowflake, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse and Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics, whereas VMware Tanzu Greenplum is most compared with Snowflake, Apache Hadoop, Oracle Database Appliance, Teradata and Amazon Redshift. See our Oracle Exadata vs. VMware Tanzu Greenplum report.

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