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Find out what your peers are saying about Oracle Database vs. Teradata and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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Pros
"Offers a lot of backup security and is very powerful.""The solution is scalable.""The solution is very easy to use in general.""Overall, from a technical perspective, the solution is very strong.""The most valuable feature is that it is a complete product with all of the functionality that you need, and there is no need for any special features.""Oracle Database is highly scalable.""The solution is very stable with the performance being very reliable.""The database is very secure, robust, and scalable. It has all the features that you need, such as disaster recovery, replication, backup, etc. It comes with all the features."

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"It's a pre-configured appliance that requires very little in terms of setting-up.""Teradata features high productivity and reliability because it has several redundancy options, so the system is always up and running.""The functionality of the solution is excellent.""The flexibility in design is very good.""I like this solution's ease of design and the fact that its performance is quite good. It is stable as well.""The performance is great, we are able to query our data in one operation.""Teradata has good performance, the response times are very fast. Overall the solution is easy to use. When we do the transformation, we have all of our staging and aggregation data available."

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Cons
"There are good dashboards and other features, but it was previously included in licensing. They are now charging for each and every feature. It was previously bundled.""The solution could improve security.""I have contacted the support from Oracle and they are sometimes slow.""On the ERP side, they do not seem to be improving the on-premises version. They seem to want to push the cloud option on users.""Oracle is very expensive. So if I suggest Oracle to a client, they'll often say it's too costly.""I would also like to see more features added and the stability needs improvement.""I believe that the simplicity of installation and configuration for logging in to Microsoft and PostgreSQL could be improved.""The security of the solution could be improved. It's an area that isn't as good as it could be."

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"I'm not sure about the unstructured data management capabilities. It could be improved.""The scalability could be better. The on-premises solution is always more complicated to scale.""The solution is stable. However, there are times when we are using large amounts of data and we can see some latency issues.""Teradata should focus on functionality for building predictive models because, in that regard, it can definitely improve.""Teradata needs to expand the kind of training that's available to customers. Teradata only offers training directly and doesn't delegate to any third-party companies. As a result, it's harder to find people trained on Teradata in our market relative to Oracle.""I would like to see more integration with many different types of data.""It could use some more advanced analytics relating to structured and semi-structured data."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Our licensing costs are between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. Those are the costs that cover maintenance and licensing."
  • "The pricing is something that Oracle should work on to make the product more affordable, especially to businesses in third-world countries."
  • "It is very expensive. We pay in dollars, so the inflation and conversion cost is also there for us. They charge on a yearly basis for the license."
  • "Its price is already low. Oracle has a competitive and cheaper price as compared to others. Oracle Cloud is cheaper than other clouds. The pricing is very competitive for Oracle Cloud to be in the market. Their pricing makes customers interested in using this product even though Oracle doesn't have a local data center at this moment."
  • "They are pricing themselves out of the market."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "It's expensive. I would say that it is more expensive than other competing products."
  • "It's not cheap, but sometimes, you get what you pay for."
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  • "The solution requires a license."
  • "The price of Teradata is on the higher side, and I think that it where they lose out on some of their business."
  • "The price of the solution could be reduced, it is expensive."
  • "Teradata is expensive, so it's typically marketed to big customers. However, there have been some changes, and Teradata is now offering more flexible pricing models and equipment leasing. They've added pay-as-you-go and cloud models, so it's changing, but Teradata is generally known as an expensive high-end product."
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    It is a mature product. It is pretty stable. I've got a lot of experience with it, so it is pretty easy to use.
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    We pay for a yearly licensing subscription. Funds permitting, we have plans to increase usage for Oracle Database in the new year.
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    Teradata has good performance, the response times are very fast. Overall the solution is easy to use. When we do the transformation, we have all of our staging and aggregation data available.
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    Teradata could improve by providing better training. For example, Oracle provides good overall training. It is not easy to find information on the internet.
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    We use Teradata in our data warehouse and we extract data. We have a data department that uses many tools for data extractions.
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    Oracle 12c, RDBMS
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    Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. Oracle Database 12c also includes in-memory data processing capabilities for breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database 12c comes in two editions to fit your business needs and budget: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2.

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    Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 123 reviews while Teradata is ranked 6th in Relational Databases with 7 reviews. Oracle Database is rated 8.6, while Teradata is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Gets the job done, doesn't fail, and suitable for massively scalable applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Teradata writes "Good performance, flexible, easy to tune queries, and scales well". Oracle Database is most compared with SAP HANA, IBM Db2 Database, SQL Server, MySQL and CockroachDB, whereas Teradata is most compared with Oracle Exadata, Snowflake, SQL Server, Amazon Redshift and MySQL. See our Oracle Database vs. Teradata report.

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