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Likelihood to Recommend

Actian Vector (formerly VectorWise)

VectorWise is suitable to be a departmental data mart database or an operational data store (ODS). It is not suitable for enterprise data warehouse database.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Exadata

  • First, get the database on Oracle. If you are in an Oracle stack, it would be much better to use the Oracle products. If you are driving a Ferrari, you wouldn’t put a Mercedes engine in it. If you are writing a query, you cannot rely on other brands. Since I'm an architect, when I look for a product, I look for performance.
  • The installation is easy because it comes out-of-the-box and you just start using it.
  • Previous to Oracle Exadata, we were using a normal Oracle RAC service. We were just waiting for this product to come out.
  • I'm currently writing a data warehouse on Exadata. Before this solution, we were aiming for this to be completed by 8 a.m., when our ETLs would finish. With the help of Exadata's special features, this was reduced to 3 a.m. This solution allows us to bring more data within the same time period. It provides us with more subject areas that provide more reports to our users. Our ETL times reduced to 65%, then to 50%.
Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Actian Vector (formerly VectorWise)

  • Quick response for queries involving multi-million rows
  • Low cost
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Exadata

  • Customize-able for specific functionality optimized for combination of online transaction or analytical processing.
  • Ability to serve mix workloads with resource management feature enables prioritizing allocation for certain workload.
  • Scale-able on-premise with compatibility for cloud deployment offers flexible solution for organization considering to transition from on-premise solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Actian Vector (formerly VectorWise)

  • Concurrent user handling
  • Handling parallel ETL processes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Exadata

  • Patching can often become quite involved and convoluted. It should be more transparent and straightforward.
  • Storage metrics can be difficult and time consuming to obtain.
  • Basic administrative functions can be hard to repair when discovered.
  • Vendor support can take a while to obtain. Generally several attempts are necessary to reach the right area of vendor expertise.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Actian Vector (formerly VectorWise)

Oracle>DB2>MS SQL Server>GreenPlum>Vectorwise
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Exadata

Oracle Exadata Database Machine had the best performance overall hands down. It clearly beat the competition and we were seeing 1000X improvement on SAP HANA. Oracle Exadata Database Machine beat that without us refactoring our code. To achieve that in HANA, we had to refactor the code somewhat. Now this was for our limited POC of 5 use cases. Given the large number of stored procedures we had in Sybase, we need to capture more production metrics but we are seeing incredible performance.
Gene Baker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Actian Vector (formerly VectorWise)

  • We had to move out of VectorWise after using the database for 2 years. Hence no positive impacts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Exadata

  • Single support from a single vendor with both machine and database from Oracle, which is costing us less.
  • With Exadata, we need less technical manpower and less technical support. A business transaction with the integrated and centralized database helps us focus on other business needs.
  • We don't need to buy additional licenses and Hardware for the next 3 to 5 years.
Habeeb Akbar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Actian Vector (formerly VectorWise)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Oracle Exadata

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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