Oracle GoldenGate vs. SAP Replication Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
SAP Replication Server
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
SAP's Sybase Replication Server is database development and management software.N/A
Pricing
Oracle GoldenGateSAP Replication Server
Editions & Modules
Data Integration
$250.00
Per License
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Oracle GoldenGateSAP Replication Server
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Oracle GoldenGateSAP Replication Server
Considered Both Products
Oracle GoldenGate
Chose Oracle GoldenGate
Oracle is tightly integrated with Oracle Exadata and is a better fit for using Oracle databases.Both products support heterogeneous databases but using Exadata, it just seemed to make better sense to use the Oracle GoldenGate product. We also take advantage of the Oracle …
SAP Replication Server
Chose SAP Replication Server
We use SAP ASE as our main system of record and therefore it just made sense to use SAP Rep Server. We did evaluate Golden Gate, however, GG seems to be much more complex than Rep Server. We could not easily find GG talent on the street but are able to find Rep Server …
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Features
Oracle GoldenGateSAP Replication Server
Data Source Connection
Comparison of Data Source Connection features of Product A and Product B
Oracle GoldenGate
-
Ratings
SAP Replication Server
10.0
3 Ratings
18% above category average
Connect to traditional data sources00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Connecto to Big Data and NoSQL00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Data Transformations
Comparison of Data Transformations features of Product A and Product B
Oracle GoldenGate
-
Ratings
SAP Replication Server
10.0
3 Ratings
20% above category average
Simple transformations00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Complex transformations00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Data Modeling
Comparison of Data Modeling features of Product A and Product B
Oracle GoldenGate
-
Ratings
SAP Replication Server
7.6
3 Ratings
6% below category average
Data model creation00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Metadata management00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Business rules and workflow00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Collaboration00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Testing and debugging00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Data Governance
Comparison of Data Governance features of Product A and Product B
Oracle GoldenGate
-
Ratings
SAP Replication Server
8.0
3 Ratings
4% below category average
Integration with data quality tools00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Integration with MDM tools00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
Oracle GoldenGateSAP Replication Server
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(41 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Oracle GoldenGateSAP Replication Server
Likelihood to Recommend
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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SAP
I asked questions about a warm standby and multicast replication. We ended up using bi-directional replication and a warm standby db. Having 3 or more live OLTP DB's where each was read-write was going to be difficult to manage for contention if the same table was being updated. We stuck with an easier solution to have only two OLTP's, and then used additional DB's as read-only DW's.
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Pros
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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SAP
  • guaranteed delivery
  • high availability
  • scalable
  • low latency
  • data transformation
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Cons
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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SAP
  • Data Reconciliation Functionality.
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Likelihood to Renew
Oracle
Oracle GoldenGate is a core part of our business.
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SAP
No answers on this topic
Usability
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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SAP
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Oracle
Oracle GoldenGate has only gone down for us when the data being sent was bad.
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SAP
No answers on this topic
Performance
Oracle
Oracle GoldenGate's performance is great for our use cases. Your mileage may vary.
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SAP
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
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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SAP
SAP support has been outstanding. They have quick response times and always meet their SLAs. Any time we have an issue that needs to be researched they are able to get back to us quickly with resolution.
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In-Person Training
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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SAP
No answers on this topic
Online Training
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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SAP
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
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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SAP
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
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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SAP
Hands down Sybase has the best replication
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Scalability
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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SAP
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
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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SAP
  • A positive is that it allow quick business decision making on the basis of real time data. Huge time saving for business.
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