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Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Data Warehouse

Including other products, Oracle is very specialized in business support. Choosing Oracle Data Warehouse would be a safe choice for an enterprise-level company (more than a thousand employees). Healthcare organizations may want to consider Oracle, as they are typically conservative with privacy and security issues with patient data. Although cloud-based systems are widely being adopted in the healthcare industry (such as population research or genomics), core data sets (such as patients' sensitive medical records) may be better stored with a home-grown data center and warehouse solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

timeXtender

TimeXtender has worked really well with our customers who have different data sources using complex data types in large quantities requiring a DW-like solution that can consolidate all data sources at one-HUB. TimeXtender does this well, and provides automation capabilities, the ability to easily handle slowly changing dimensions, handing data lineage and data security very well. TimeXtender has the ability to be very customizable, allowing the HUB to grow as your business does. TimeXtender's customer support team is super helpful and will work with you throughout your implementation to make sure you reach success with the product. The ROI for timeXtender versus competing products (there aren't many that do what timeXtender does) shows the investment to be worthwhile for the majority of organizations in today's data-rich corporate world.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

BI Standard Reporting

Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0
Pixel Perfect reports
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0
Customizable dashboards
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0
Report Formatting Templates
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0

Ad-hoc Reporting

Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
8.8
Drill-down analysis
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
8.0
Formatting capabilities
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0
Integration with R or other statistical packages
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0
Report sharing and collaboration
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0

Report Output and Scheduling

Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
8.6
Publish to Web
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
8.0
Publish to PDF
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
8.0
Report Versioning
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0
Report Delivery Scheduling
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0
Delivery to Remote Servers
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0

Data Discovery and Visualization

Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
8.0
Pre-built visualization formats (heatmaps, scatter plots etc.)
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
8.0

Access Control and Security

Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
10.0
Multi-User Support (named login)
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
10.0
Role-Based Security Model
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
10.0
Multiple Access Permission Levels (Create, Read, Delete)
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
10.0
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
10.0

Application Program Interfaces (APIs) / Embedding

Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.2
REST API
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0
Javascript API
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0
Java API
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0
Themeable User Interface (UI)
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
10.0
Customizable Platform (Open Source)
Oracle Data Warehouse
timeXtender
9.0

Pros

Oracle Data Warehouse

  • Able to handle very large data sizes efficiently from a performance, high availability and manageability perspective. This is accomplished through the Oracle Partitioning functionality. Partitioning allows large segments (tables, IOT index-organized tables, indexes) to be broken into smaller segments at the physical layer but treated as a whole at the logical layer.
  • Provides support for dual-format architecture through Oracle In-Memory functionality. Without any change to application code one can obtain in-memory performance. This functionality enables us to have the tables represented in both the row format and the column format using in-memory format. This is a huge boost for BI/analytic queries since the Oracle optimizer is able to intelligently choose the appropriate format.
  • Provision to materialize a subset of table data or table joins. This is through materialized views and the optimizer will rewrite the query against the base tables to make use of this materialized view. This provides a huge performance boost and is critical in VLDBs as in a data warehouse. The query rewrite is fully transparent to users.
  • Provides multiple compression capabilities. This is very useful not only for deducing the storage foot print but as well as increase performance at different layers of the infrastructure including query performance. The compression functionality can be applied against both structured and unstructured data.
  • With the advent of Engineered Systems (Exadata, Database Machine, SuperCluster) there are specific features and functionalities that can further boost the Oracle data warehouse. These are related to consolidation, Smart Scan, Storage Indexes, EHCC (Exadata hybrid columnar compression) and much more.
  • RAC - Real Application Clusters (with 2 or more nodes) provides functionality for high availability, performance and scaling as the work load increases. The parallelism is provided both within a node and as well as across nodes. If for any reason a node goes down the data warehouse is still available through other nodes and the running queries are transparently failed over to the surviving nodes.
Suresh Muddaveerappa | TrustRadius Reviewer

timeXtender

  • It has the ability to create one dynamic 'DW' or source of truth, consolidating all data sources in one HUB.
  • Ease of use, with a great UI that is easy to learn and adapt to.
  • Ease/speed of complex implementation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Oracle Data Warehouse

  • Customer support isn't the best out there. We usually have to wait about an hour to get some form of assistance.
  • Pricing is a bit higher than many of its competitors such as AWS Redshift.
  • Tweaking features requires dedicated staff. Software is fairly advanced. Would be difficult to use for newcomers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

timeXtender

  • Product Marketing: As implementers and resellers of this technology, we loved it. But, convincing clients who had not previously heard of TX/Discovery Hub was more difficult than it could have been if the company had a larger marketing force behind it.
  • Relatively New to Market: it creates a learning curve for early implementers.
  • More information should be published on timeXtender's website about product lines, including testimonials.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Oracle Data Warehouse

Oracle is, in my opinion, the top dog in this space. I feel like the other vendors are playing catch-up to where Oracle is right now. It is also likely the most expensive option out there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

timeXtender

For our clients, timeXtender was a much better solution. It offered a more cost-effective solution, easier integration, and better customer support for our complex client needs. The timeXtender team worked with us throughout the process to make sure we could create a success story that was repeatable for our clients, and they proved great partners.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Oracle Data Warehouse

  • Very cost effective for large databases.
  • Very fast results on simple queries.
  • Analytical functionalities are of wide range, which makes it very cost effective.
  • For smaller businesses, it might be a great asset.
  • Some features are supposed to be bought separately, so one needs to consider this before licensing with Oracle DW.
Kartik Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

timeXtender

No answers on this topic

Pricing Details

Oracle Data Warehouse

General

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

timeXtender

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Oracle Data Warehouse
6.4
timeXtender
9.0

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