We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I like that it's a simple system."
"The backup features are very useful."
"The most valuable feature is the ease in which it backs up our data."
"The initial setup was very easy."
"The fact that Azure Backup is integrated is one of its biggest advantages."
"First of all, you can schedule a backup for the client. You can schedule it as you like. You can also control the bandwidth, so the backup will not utilize. The internet will depend on the bandwidth."
"One of the most valuable features is security and connectivity to the data."
"The MARS agent makes it easy to use."
"We have found the replication feature the most useful. We use this feature the most. The ability to recover a database with less effort and the use of Oracle Data Guard Broker to administer the complete environment are also very useful features."
"The solution is quite stable. We haven't experienced any bugs, glitches, or crashes. We find it to be quite reliable."
"One of the most valuable features is real-time replication. The version we're using is reliable and easy to deploy."
"The most valuable features are the backup and restore. With this in place along with the clustering, the database is safe from hacking, hardware failure, power failures, and system crashes."
"It's a very good solution if you want to protect your data across two data centers, or you have a middle man or many administrators who use these solutions for protecting their data. It's very reliable compared to other solutions that are most often not storage-based."
"We use Data Guard for online replication from data center, to data center for high availability. This is the most important feature."
"Technical support is in need of improvement."
"The time required to restore files should be a little faster."
"In the next release, I would like to see the ability to back up to different cloud providers."
"The monitoring and tagging features could be improved."
"We would like to see some kind of notification given to the user that a file was not synchronized well or what may have happened."
"It doesn't have the option to have a backup from the database. It has backup for the files, folders, and backup only the whole virtual machine. But if I need to do a backup from the Oracle database, from an Exchange server or from SharePoint, this ability isn't there. There is no application backup."
"To make it a ten, it should have the ability to extend the retention and to perform a copy of the data outside of the subscription - with no additional costs."
"We have a concern with the backup when were are working with VMs that are running in Barracuda Firewall because it usually fails."
"It is a very useful administrative IT tool. It saves on costs."
"One thing that can be improved is the GUI. It would be good to have a very nice GUI to easily configure and administer, providing different presentations to the database administrator. The feature that can be included is the integration with third-party monitoring systems, that is, monitoring systems from other vendors, not only from Oracle."
"When the data replicates into the standby database there is a possibility of having a microsecond amount of data loss. The data loss occurs when there is a network disconnection between the primary and secondary standby database located in the data centers or if there is a crash in the primary database."
"Oracle could be improved by the ability to manage it on the cloud. This on-premises version is secure and reliable, but I'm sure that they will soon provide a cloud solution that will be even better. In one to two years, we will probably move to the cloud—we have already moved to the cloud with Microsoft Exchange, but our databases are still on-premises. I would prefer managing a cloud version of Oracle."
"The IP implementation and maintenance are a little bit hard to manage across Oracle solutions, including Oracle Data Guard."
"The pricing of the solution is quite high. They should do what they can to bring it down so that it is more reasonable for customers like us."
"Support payment works by the level of partnership and the number of shares."
"It is a bit costly initially, but it is well worth it in the long run, especially for fighting against a number of threats, such as ransomware, which the IT industry is facing."
"Price-wise, it's similar to AWS."
"The price is pretty good, maybe $30 for a machine, I can't complain."
"The price is somewhat high and could be lower."
"We are paying about $100,000 USD per year, just for a couple of servers."
"This is an expensive solution in the Bangladesh marketplace."
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Data is the heart of any organization and backing up this data is a key part of a business strategy. Azure Backup is a scalable solution with zero capital investment and minimal operational expense. With the optional integration with System Center Data Protection Manager, you can protect advanced workloads running in your datacenter in VMs or on physical servers.
Oracle Data Guard ensures high availability, data protection, and disaster recovery for enterprise data. Data Guard provides a comprehensive set of services that create, maintain, manage, and monitor one or more standby databases to enable production Oracle databases to survive disasters and data corruptions. Data Guard can be used with traditional backup, restoration, and cluster techniques to provide a high level of data protection and data availability.
Azure Backup is ranked 15th in Backup and Recovery Software with 16 reviews while Oracle Data Guard is ranked 22nd in Backup and Recovery Software with 6 reviews. Azure Backup is rated 7.8, while Oracle Data Guard is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Azure Backup writes "Secure, good connectivity, easy to scale, and gives our clients peace of mind". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Data Guard writes "Very stable but difficult to implement and maintain". Azure Backup is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Veritas NetBackup, Dell EMC Avamar and Carbonite Server, whereas Oracle Data Guard is most compared with CloudEndure Disaster Recovery, Veeam Backup & Replication, Zerto, Veritas NetBackup and Commvault. See our Azure Backup vs. Oracle Data Guard report.
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