The main differences between Oracle Big Data Appliance and a DIY approach are: A DIY system - at list price with basic installation but no optimization - is a staggering $220 cheaper as an initial purchase A DIY system - at list price with basic installation but no optimization - is almost $250,000 more expensive over 3 years. The support for the DIY system includes five (5) vendors. Your hardware support vendor, the OS vendor, your Hadoop vendor, your encryption vendor as well as your database vendor. Oracle Big Data Appliance is supported end-to- end by a single vendor: Oracle Time to value. While we trust that your IT staff will get the DIY system up and running, the Oracle system allows for a much faster “loading dock to loading data” time. Typically a few days instead of a few weeks (or even months) Oracle Big Data Appliance is tuned and configured to take advantage of the software stack, the CPUs and InfiniBand network it runs on Any issue we, you or any other BDA customer finds in the system is fixed for all customers. You do not have a unique configuration, with unique issues on top of the generic issues.
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