NetApp SnapMirror vs. Oracle GoldenGate

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NetApp SnapMirror
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
NetApp offers SnapMirror, a data replication option.N/A
Oracle GoldenGate
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Oracle GoldenGate is database management software for data integration, and availability support for heterogeneous databases.
$250
Per License
Pricing
NetApp SnapMirrorOracle GoldenGate
Editions & Modules
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Data Integration
$250.00
Per License
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetApp SnapMirrorOracle GoldenGate
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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Small Businesses
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Score 8.4 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
NetApp SnapMirrorOracle GoldenGate
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(5 ratings)
9.1
(41 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.2
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(3 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetApp SnapMirrorOracle GoldenGate
Likelihood to Recommend
NetApp
NetApp SnapMirror is a no-brainer when it comes to retaining an offsite backup for disaster recovery purposes. The backbone of the product is the Snapshot technology built into NetApp technology. In my experience, the Snapshot/SnapMirror software has been flawless and very dependable. The only piece that I can see adding in the future is potentially connecting SnapMirror to the cloud as an additional backup destination.
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Oracle
I think it's a great product. We apply Oracle GoldenGate to several use cases in our organization. 1. Business Continuity Planning, 2. Query Offloading through data replication to a reporting instance of our data, 3. looking into data transformations to help support various queries for different teams within the business.
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Pros
NetApp
  • Takes very quick copies of data.
  • Ensures easy access.
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Oracle
  • As the product under the Oracle umbrella, it perfectly and natively supports the Oracle database very well.
  • For the standard scenario and use cases, the configuration is straight-forward (in our case uni-direction copy from source to target).
  • It is robust and the performance meets our SLA, even for a large amount of data volume.
  • The error report is not only detailed but hits the right points, so trouble shooting is easy.
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Cons
NetApp
  • Integrate with other technology providers.
  • Improve the initial Synch Process.
  • Make custom schedule creation easier.
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Oracle
  • The earlier versions of Golden Gate were complex to use as there was no front end. All that works was the command line.
  • The cost of the product can be a detriment to most companies.
  • The product has been augmented over the years and has so many features that it can be overwhelming.
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Likelihood to Renew
NetApp
Very well versed and a good product to deal with downtime to recover from the failure is pretty good. Also, NetApp's engagement on Incident calls is very professional and humble. I would give a 100% rating to this product as I have been working on this for the past 5 years. It is stable, fast and highly reliable
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Oracle
Oracle GoldenGate is a core part of our business.
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Usability
NetApp
No answers on this topic
Oracle
Once set up, it's very easy to use and keep running, it's getting to that point that can make it cumbersome to some. Also, depending on the data that you want to replicate, the configuration files can become quite cumbersome to maintain. Learning curve can be high for some who are not as experienced with databases and transactions.
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Reliability and Availability
NetApp
No answers on this topic
Oracle
Oracle GoldenGate has only gone down for us when the data being sent was bad.
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Performance
NetApp
No answers on this topic
Oracle
Oracle GoldenGate's performance is great for our use cases. Your mileage may vary.
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Support Rating
NetApp
NetApp support has always been great. With the NetApp Auto-support system/web portal, the visibility into your NetApp storage is incredible. There have been times when I've been contacted by them for an issue that I haven't even discovered yet. For example, I received a call 20 minutes after a drive failed in our filer. I hadn't checked my email at that time and therefore didn't see the alert.
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Oracle
Oracle Support for Oracle GoldenGate has been quite responsive and quite helpful in the few situations where we've needed it. Furthermore, the documentation on Oracle GoldenGate is so good that we often do not need to contact support with issues as the fix is already documented and able to be run by us without needing to open a ticket.
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In-Person Training
NetApp
No answers on this topic
Oracle
We've had Oracle consultants come as well for training days to talk about new features, parts of Oracle GoldenGate we may not be using and things of that nature. The consultants they send are great as they're very knowledgeable about all things Oracle GoldenGate and great resources for any questions or concerns you may have with the product.
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Online Training
NetApp
No answers on this topic
Oracle
We used Oracle University for our Oracle Golden Gate Training and it was top notch. We were able to turn our whole DBA team to Oracle GoldenGate newbies to Oracle GoldenGate troubleshooting experts in a matter of a few days, while this obviously did not come cheap, the company felt that it was worth the investment.
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Implementation Rating
NetApp
No answers on this topic
Oracle
If Oracle GoldenGate is new to your organization, expose as many DBAs as possible to it. Having your whole team fluent in it will overcome early operational hurdles and allow it to more quickly become an accepted and supported part of your supported platform for your team that will enable the business to use it to its fullest.
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Alternatives Considered
NetApp
Over the years we have transitioned to NetApp SnapMirror for all our storage needs. However, due to the short life cycle of support, it is cost prohibitive to maintain after support is ended. The main reason we have liked NetApp SnapMirror due to the many options and standardized management capabilities and flexible options for provisioning and setup of storage.
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Oracle
We use Oracle Data Guard as a backup tool, but not for data replication. Data Guard is not suited for real-time data replication in our non-normalized reporting database nor for the database we are using for our upgrade project, as Data Guard is not able to transform data and is not able to synchronize data into different schemas, which is necessary for our project. Additionally, our project database is on Oracle 12g not 11i: I am not 100% sure Data Guard is able to replicate from 11i to 12g
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Scalability
NetApp
No answers on this topic
Oracle
Have never had any issues with scaling Oracle GoldenGate itself, however Oracle GoldenGate Monitor does have scaling issues, but with Oracle GoldenGate now able to be monitored by Oracle Enterprise Manager, this is no longer an issue, in my opinion.
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Return on Investment
NetApp
  • Enables us to recover data very quickly reducing time to recreate documents.
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Oracle
  • In earlier versions, DDL support was limited as well as the need of primary key constraints in the source tables. This made me create partitions, sub-partitions, truncatations and perform other operations upon they are performed in source systems and I need to discuss with source system administrators and need to convince them to let them create primary keys for replicated tables.
  • But both issues are solved now.
  • Installation is straightforward, easy.
  • Deployed everything within Oracle Data Integrator.
  • Developing 1000 of ODI interfaces for loading into Operational Data Store took not more than 100 man/days. But, adding them to Golden Gate is taking not more than 5 man/days.
  • Management Pack and VeriData are additional packs for your management and data verification needs.
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