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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cohesity

Cohesity is best suited for a highly virtualized environment, although they do have agents for bare metal. But who runs non-virtualized workloads these days anyhow? Not any organization which would invest in best class backup, anyhow.We find that the search features make file-level restores so much easier -- now a partial filename is all we need to get going, and we can see a file's change history by date so we no longer have to hunt for the last changed version. You will want 10GB network capability for this solution to really shine -- each node has dual SFP+ connections for data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

Well suited to databases < 10TB. For larger than this, I would go with snapshots.
Douglas Doo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Center Backup

Cohesity
8.9
Percona XtraBackup
8.6
Universal recovery
Cohesity
8.9
Percona XtraBackup
Live recovery
Cohesity
9.1
Percona XtraBackup
Recovery verification
Cohesity
8.4
Percona XtraBackup
Business application protection
Cohesity
7.8
Percona XtraBackup
Multiple backup destinations
Cohesity
8.7
Percona XtraBackup
Incremental backup identification
Cohesity
9.1
Percona XtraBackup
Backup to the cloud
Cohesity
8.8
Percona XtraBackup
Deduplication and file compression
Cohesity
9.4
Percona XtraBackup
Snapshots
Cohesity
9.6
Percona XtraBackup
Flexible deployment
Cohesity
8.7
Percona XtraBackup
Management dashboard
Cohesity
8.7
Percona XtraBackup
Platform support
Cohesity
8.6
Percona XtraBackup
Retention options
Cohesity
9.3
Percona XtraBackup
Encryption
Cohesity
9.4
Percona XtraBackup
8.6

Pros

Cohesity

  • Easy to use and setup new backup and restore jobs.
  • Extremely fast recovery time, can spin a VMware backup VM up in well under a minute.
  • Granular recovery search options, easy to find specific files or systems to recover (or SQL DB).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

  • Non-blocking backup : Backup process will not put any lock on the database.
  • Fast recovery : As it's a file level backup so it's quite fast in both backup and recovery.
  • Consistent backup : Xtrabackup always ensures consistent backup.
  • Easy to configure and Use.
  • Integration with clouds
Anil Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cohesity

  • Replication performance - We needed support to provide some customizations in order to get our replication to work properly to another offsite cluster. We have been told that this issue is fixed in the newest general release.
  • Support - I would characterize the support as very good, but in a few instances I could tell my support agent needed to go higher up his chain to get clarification on features. I believe Cohesity is rapidly growing their support infrastructure as they put more hardware in the field.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

  • The only feature that could use some improvement is partial backup restores. For example, I have a multi-tenant database at the schema level running on a single Percona Server instance. As a tenant grows too large for the share instance or becomes a noisy neighbour we need to move a the tenants schema to its own instance with minimal downtime, meaning that we would run the new instance as a replica with replication filters until failover. In terms of doing a consistent backup, there may be challenges and it is currently possible with XtraBackup, but it would be great if the process was simplified and ensured to be consistent.
Douglas Doo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cohesity

Cohesity 7.3
Based on 1 answer
The user interface is very intuitive and gives a good overview of the status of your backup jobs. Its a full html5 environment which can be used in very browser and is available on every device through the use of private connections to the office. When going to implement Cohesity it is as easy as putting it in the rack and configuring your network. The environment does the rest. Once configured new nodes can be added by configuring them with the correct network.We use it in a VMware vCenter environment with vCloud Director on top. Since the latest version vCloud Director is an official source for your backups. This means that resoring to vCloud Director is a posibility as well. This makes the multi-tenancy and self service capability for our users an easy to use function. It can be implemented as a plugin within the Cloud portal for users to leverage.The path to vCloud Director support took a while but now that we are there I can give it an 8.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

Percona XtraBackup 7.9
Based on 3 answers
Takes a bit of getting used to when you first set it up.
Harjit Lakhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cohesity

Cohesity 9.1
Based on 25 answers
They are always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The support is easy to reach and the reaction times are on point. Several times I had called with my system being down and the person who answered the call would require a support rep call me back. Some of these call backs would be 1-2 hours later. When needed, the support will scale up to deliver the right support for the right cases. When asking for detailed information about a problem they always help you to understand the problem and the underlying causes better.
Scott Noel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

Percona XtraBackup 8.2
Based on 3 answers
If you pay for support it is great, otherwise you have to google.
Harjit Lakhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cohesity

We looked at Veeam and although it's a great product when we priced out the licensing of both primary and disaster datacenters it became much too expensive.Rubrik is a great product and very similar to Cohesity. In the end, Cohesity had a secondary storage play as well as a better UI and better compatibility with lower tier cloud storage. We also like the way Cohesity did protection jobs vs Rubrik's virtual machine centric backup.CommVault is a product we still use today due to its massive features and the ability for bare metal backups. Cohesity does a much better job in the area of UI simplicity, virtual backup ease, and ease of management.
Kris Olson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

We have evaluated Mysqldump and MySQL Enterprise backup. Mysqldump is not a scalable solution. MEB is a paid and closed source. As we are truly open-source, we were looking for an open-source solution that was reliable and scalable. Xtrbackup has all the required features to fulfill our requirements.
Anil Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cohesity

  • It has freed up 40 hours a month of our service desk staff since they were able to stop focusing so intently on tape management.
  • We have gained time back on the engineers since they are not working tickets 10 hours a week just on backup issues.
Jay Stelmach | TrustRadius Reviewer

Percona XtraBackup

  • Secure, reliable, fast and consistent backups. Open source with zero cost.
  • We satisfy our regulatory requirements.
Douglas Doo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cohesity

General

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

Percona XtraBackup

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cohesity
9.4
Percona XtraBackup
8.8

Usability

Cohesity
7.3
Percona XtraBackup
7.9

Support Rating

Cohesity
9.1
Percona XtraBackup
8.2

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