Oracle GoldenGate vs. SharePlex

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Oracle GoldenGate
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Oracle GoldenGate is database management software for data integration, and availability support for heterogeneous databases.
$250
Per License
SharePlex
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
SharePlex from Quest Software is a data replication software offering near real-time replication and supporting a wide variety of databases.N/A
Pricing
Oracle GoldenGateSharePlex
Editions & Modules
Data Integration
$250.00
Per License
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Oracle GoldenGateSharePlex
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Oracle GoldenGateSharePlex
Considered Both Products
Oracle GoldenGate
Chose Oracle GoldenGate
SharePlex offers a cheaper alternative and is sometimes faster performing as well for simpler replication needs, but Oracle GoldenGate comes with tonnes of features that I have not seen in any other competing technology. OGG offers real time flat file generation, integration …
Chose Oracle GoldenGate
We used the SharePlex replication product about 6 years ago. It had limited functionalities, was not able to fulfill our needs.
Chose Oracle GoldenGate

Oracle Golden Gate is very user friendly product and very easy to install, setup and troubleshoot.

Quest SharePlex is bit complicated compared to Oracle Golden Gate and has less features.

Chose Oracle GoldenGate
It wasn't easy to set up replication to a message queue using SharePlex. We had challenges using the product when the application was doing a lot of "rollbacks to savepoint". SharePlex always showed a lag.
When I was testing SharePlex, there was no way to offload the workload …
Chose Oracle GoldenGate
They are system-limited. Oracle GoldenGate provides more flexibility to use in different use cases and topologies. Most of the other tools are not matured like the Oracle GoldenGate. Oracle GoldenGate is best compared to other tools in terms of high performance, configuration …
Chose Oracle GoldenGate
Oracle GoldenGate is a data integration and virtualization management solution for all businesses. It offers real time data integration and replication services for IT management. We liked Oracle pricing model since we already have a working relationship with them. Training was …
Chose Oracle GoldenGate
We did an extensive POC a few years ago for a very large environment. GoldenGate's performance blew away all other options.
Chose Oracle GoldenGate
Streams is more complex to manage and have its limitations. Also it is deprecated by Oracle.
Chose Oracle GoldenGate
We chose GoldenGate initially because we have a heterogeneous database environment and it was very difficult to report across different data marts residing on different databases. Not only did it become very hard to maintain, the reports were also inaccurate and hard to …
SharePlex
Chose SharePlex
SharePlex was a clear winner in comparison to its competitors. It beats GoldenGate on price, providing equivalent features and performance at a fraction of the price and without the need to license costly Oracle features at the database level. DB Visit was a strong contender …
Chose SharePlex
At the time we did our proof of concept (2011), Shareplex was up and running within a couple of hours. The Goldengate techs were unable to get their product to work. Pricing for Shareplex was half of what Oracle quoted. Goldengate did not include monitoring or compare/repair …
Chose SharePlex
SharePlex is more robust than GoldenGate when it comes to replicating the particular transactions in our environment. GoldenGate has the advantage of supporting hetrogeneous databases, but it does not apply to us since we use a single database platform in this setting. In …
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User Ratings
Oracle GoldenGateSharePlex
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(41 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 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
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User Testimonials
Oracle GoldenGateSharePlex
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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Quest
SharePlex really shines when set alongside GoldenGate. The licensing costs of the two products would appear to place them in entirely different ballparks yet they perform nearly identically in practice. SharePlex is suitable for heterogenous replication of one database to another. The list of targets is ever increasing, with support for all major RDBMS vendors as well as support for popular NoSQL and JSON replication. SharePlex is effective when replicating from on-premise to cloud. Whether that's migrating data, creating a high-availability presence in a public or private cloud, or populating a data mart, it does the job quite well.
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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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Quest
  • SharePlex is highly configurable and versatile. It can handle virtually any kind of data replication needs.
  • SharePlex is very robust. Its message queuing mechanism provides fast data transfer from the source to the target.
  • SharePlex software is very stable and mature, and it is highly scalable and reliable.
  • SharePlex support is exceptionally good. We are very satisfied with its support engineers.
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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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Quest
  • When first introduced the Change Data Capture process was awkward. Each subsequent release has improved the process.
  • Sometimes the Shareplex monitoring service in Foglight gets overly aggressive in sending out error notifications and can end up spamming the admins with email alerts for one problem. We have had to tone that down.
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Likelihood to Renew
Oracle
Oracle GoldenGate is a core part of our business.
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Quest
We depend on it to supply data to our various OLTP and Data Warehouse environments
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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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Quest
It is very usable once you get over the initial setup.
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Reliability and Availability
Oracle
Oracle GoldenGate has only gone down for us when the data being sent was bad.
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Quest
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Performance
Oracle
Oracle GoldenGate's performance is great for our use cases. Your mileage may vary.
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Quest
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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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Quest
Support is very responsive. They take ownership of the problems and see them through to the finish. When a bug is found they work towards developing testing and making the fix available to us to solve the problem.
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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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Quest
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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Quest
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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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Quest
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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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Quest
SharePlex support is an award-winning team, which is available for 24 hours, and any time they have solutions with perfect expertise. Besides, SharePlex has supported data migration, with multiple reporting features that ensure there are comprehensive database evaluations. The simplicity of SharePlex installation also gives it a higher mark, is very efficient, and allows companies to understand it easily.
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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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Quest
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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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Quest
  • Postive: easy to replicate data for non-prod use
  • Negative: we spent a lot time due to data out of sync
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