HPE StoreOnce vs. IDERA SQL Safe Backup

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE StoreOnce
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
HPE StoreOnce is a backup and recovery hardware solution from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, providing disk-based backup, deduplication, and long-term storage. StoreOnce offerings can support virtual and cloud environments for small business, mid-size organizations, and enterprises.
$1,061.46
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
Score 5.3 out of 10
N/A
SQL Safe Backup from Houston based software company Idera is a data recovery and protection option.
$1,036
per instance with first year maintenance included
Pricing
HPE StoreOnceIDERA SQL Safe Backup
Editions & Modules
Gen10 Server
$1,061.46
Standard via eCommerce
1,036.00
per instance with first year maintenance included
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HPE StoreOnceIDERA SQL Safe Backup
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
HPE StoreOnceIDERA SQL Safe Backup
Data Center Backup
Comparison of Data Center Backup features of Product A and Product B
HPE StoreOnce
8.7
5 Ratings
6% above category average
IDERA SQL Safe Backup
8.7
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Universal recovery9.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Instant recovery8.04 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Recovery verification8.14 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Business application protection8.35 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple backup destinations8.35 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Incremental backup identification8.35 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Backup to the cloud10.02 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Deduplication and file compression9.65 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Snapshots9.95 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Flexible deployment8.54 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Management dashboard8.04 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Platform support8.34 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Retention options9.04 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Encryption7.94 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
HPE StoreOnceIDERA SQL Safe Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(5 ratings)
4.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE StoreOnceIDERA SQL Safe Backup
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
If you are looking for a backup infrastructure which is efficient and compatible for both file system and block level backup, then HPE StoreOnce is a great choice. It's easy to configure and easy to manage. We didn't have to hire a separate storage expert to set up StoreOnce for us. The HPE team helped our system admins and it was a easy to configure.
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
SQL Safe is appropriate and well-suited for any backup scenario. Having used SQL Safe, I probably wouldn't want to manage a set of servers in the future without it. If you only have a couple of SQL servers, it might not be worth the spend as there are well-maintained free options that are very functional (though they do require more technical knowledge). But I can't think of a scenario where SQL Safe wouldn't be appropriate.
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • We really like the deduplication feature of HPE StoreOnce. It helps reduce storage footprint by 1:3 to 1:10 depending on type of files being stored.
  • It's easy to manage files on HPE StoreOnce servers using command line options.
  • We use Veeam Backup Server software to manage our backups on HPE StoreOnce.
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • History visibility
  • Very intuitive
  • Easy to set up
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Could be more user-friendly when deploying.
  • Cost is as friendly as Pure Storage Array.
  • HPE does well support this technology.
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • When you're adding a new SQL server, sometimes the install from the management server to the SQL server will fail. I'm guessing this happens because of some version difference in Windows components or similar. Not a huge deal because you can just copy the agent to the SQL server and install it there, but considering how easy everything else is, I would expect this to be a little more fluid.
  • I ran into a situation where part of our business decided to move their servers to a third-party data center. When they took away a SQL server that I was managing with SQL Safe, anything having to do with that policy took forever. Click. Wait 10 minutes. Window reacts. I'm guessing this is because the Management Console is trying super hard to contact the server in question, but I wish it handled losing a server better than it does.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It just works and the support contract we have is good enough for the company needs
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
No answers on this topic
Usability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It is quite efficient and easy to administer. You don't really get into trouble with HPE StoreOnce often.
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We had couple of incidents so far and HPE support team was very proactive through the process until the incident was closed satisfactorily.
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
It was pretty smooth, at least smother that a Dell EMC Unity we set it up last week
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE StoreOnce is a great value for money.
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
IDERA SQL Safe Backup winning thanks to the pricing, nothing more.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • While not completely eliminating tape, it has relegated the use of tape to monthly and annual backups for compliance. It has reduced the recurring expense of tape media.
  • It has increased the length of the retention period because of its efficiency in storing backups.
  • The online backup repositories are now replicated to the secondary datacenter, a capability not possible with tapes.
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IDERA (an Idera, Inc. company)
  • SQL Safe allows me to spend less time managing my DR plan and still maintain confidence that my backups and restores are solid. Saving my time means saving money.
  • SQL Safe does an amazing job at backup compression over and above SQL's native compression. SQL backups are probably our single largest consumer of network drive space. Any product that helps reduce my network footprint, saves money.
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