Exadata Review - why 3.4 stars?

Exadata Review
ITQlick Score: 70/100
ITQlick Rating: (3.4/5)
Pricing: 3/10 - low cost
Category: Business Intelligence -> Exadata
Ranking:Ranked 198 out of 532 Business Intelligence systems
Company: Oracle Corporation
Pricing: starts at $220,000 per license
Typical customers: Start up, Small business, Medium business, Large business
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: Exadata pricing, Exadata alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: May 10, 2022

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What is Exadata and its features?

Oracle Exadata is a database appliance mainly for running on Oracle databases of large business enterprises. It offers various data mining, storage, and business intelligence solutions. The appliance was designed and launched by Oracle Corporation headquartered in California, United States.


What is Exadata rating?

The rating of Exadata is 3.4 stars out of 5 and the total score is 70 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses Exadata?

Customers of the appliance mainly include large business enterprises, although some medium businesses have also found it useful. The appliance is particularly useful for Oracle databases. Industries in which it has been deployed include automation, financial services, education, IT infrastructure, technology, media and entertainment, data management, and government etc.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, Exadata makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is Exadata cloud-based?

Yes, they offer cloud based hosting, which means IT resources are retrieved through web-based tools and applications and you don't need to buy servers and additional hardware equipment.

Can it be used on mobile?

No, currently Exadata can't be accessed on mobile, you would need to access it from your computer.

Is Exadata the best Business Intelligence system?

Exadata is ranked 198 out of 532 software in their category (Business Intelligence systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

Oracle Exadata features a modern architecture and latest industry standards. It also features scale-out database servers, intelligent storage servers, and high-speed internal fabric for the connection of servers and storage. Database intelligence for storage is implemented by cutting-edge algorithms and fast networking is afforded to deliver high performance at low cost.

Oracle Exadata also offers PCI-based flash, ability to run diverse database workloads, data warehousing, and consolidation services for mixed workloads.

What are Exadata's pros? (3 Pros)

  • Oracle Exadata offers supports for all major types of database workloads such as OLTP.
  • Other than data mining, the appliance also offers the services of data warehousing and mixed workloads.
  • Oracle Exadata uses cutting-edge algorithms to implement storage intelligence in database.

What are Exadata's cons? (2 cons)

  • The library of statistical and mathematical functions used by Oracle Exadata is not as extensive as found on some alternatives such as IBM Netezza.
  • The appliance does not offer the capability of handling and mining multi-structured data.

Who are their main alternatives?

Two major alternatives of Oracle Exadata are IBM Netezza and Teradata Database. IBM Netezza offers data warehouse services for conventional as well as big data. It offers easy administration and eliminates the need of manually administered storage. It also offers improved workload management tools, production-ready environment, and shorter deployment cycles.

Teradata Database offers management and mining for structured and multi-structured data. Its disk data storage features solid state drives and intelligent memory. It offers hybrid row and column data storage along with fast in-memory performance and multi-temperature data management.

What is the cost of Exadata?

The cost of license starts at $220,000 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 3 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). You can find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Exadata. You can also find here pricing information from Exadata's website.

What should you ask Oracle Corporation during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Exadata and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Exadata in action.

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.