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What is Database Development and Management?

According to the IT Central Station community, the key factors that make up a good Database Development and Management solution include speed and performance, ease of development, availability, and reliability, but security is the most influential decision-maker of all. More complex features that are also highly rated include query optimization and data handling, while monitoring and cost for value weighed in as well.

Database Development and Management Reviews

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Real User
Team Lead - Oracle Applications DBA at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 20 2018

What is most valuable?

The 13cR2 updates to the OEM family, strongly integrate Cloud support for both monitoring, and lifecycle management. This allows individual components, or entire systems to be resident either in-house on conventional hardware/VM's, or ported... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With over 2,700 different target components deployed and in-use, it would be impossible for 4 DBA's to otherwise monitor and assess the condition of this number of separate application and database systems by individually logging into... more»

What needs improvement?

Reporting and statistical charting is largely still left up the end-user to develop custom solutions. Having more pre-built standard industry-generic reports using Business Intelligence Publisher provides out-of-the box basic analysis would... more»
Real User
Senior Database Administrator at Robert Half
Nov 09 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the performance monitoring. This is one single-point dashboard, which presents the health of the database, at a particular point in real time. It helps you see which queries are running, and the top file sessions... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The main benefit is the quickness; the speed at which you identify, diagnose and resolve problems. The old-fashioned way depends on the DBA’s manual skills. It would take him forever, if we were to go the legacy route. This is nice, like a... more»

What needs improvement?

As it is, this product has so many features. We have yet to explore its full potential. There is one feature that tells you how long the query has been running. It would be nice if they could introduce a GUI feature in the performance... more»
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Real User
CTO at a tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 04 2016

What is most valuable?

While you can have a successful career with Coherence just being a get/set man, its true power is realized when you leverage the full scale of the cluster as a whole and exploit its distributed processing capabilities. For the use cases I’ve... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest improvement is in speed - everything is faster from record retrieval to workflow processing.

What needs improvement?

Tooling around complex cluster config files so issues can be identified before the cluster is stood up - and subsequently collapses. Cluster management tools that are independent of WebLogic. Dynamic cluster config rollout and rollback.... more»
Real User
Technical Lead at PG&E
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

Oracle Coherence enables our customers to pay their bills and view their usage and all other kinds of information. We use Oracle’s Customer Care & Billing. With this, you do not need the back-end system anymore. After the first login, the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Oracle Coherence improved site performance and the customer experience. Customers don’t want to see that the site is too slow or that there are breaks in transactions. They want faster access, especially for mobile devices. For people with... more»

What needs improvement?

It is alright now. It is a heavyweight. It would be good if it could be made more lightweight, and could be more easily installed in a local environment, and made easier to use later on, in the open source.
Real User
Oracle DBA at Group Dynamite Inc
Dec 09 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable is when a client calls us to tell us the performance is really bad, I can quickly go on to OEM and see which SQL is causing the problem. I can drill down. I can quickly apply a profile to that SQL. The only drawback that I... more»

How has it helped my organization?

As I’ve mentioned, the biggest benefit is being able to pinpoint a performance issue very quickly, and be able to react to it very quickly.

What needs improvement?

One of the things I'd like to see is for profiles to be dynamic. That would be really great, where you don't have to tell the user, "Stop whatever you're doing and restart your job." To me, that would be highest on my list of improvements.... more»
Real User
Senior Program Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 23 2017

What is most valuable?

We use Coherence to keep aware of critical data. We have millions of customers whose data is in Coherence. Previously, when we stored customer data in the database, it took about seven minutes just to locate one customer profile. About 90% of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has really transformed the speed that we can respond to customers. Now I don't need to worry about increasing my customer base. I used to wonder how I was really going to provide service to over five million customers. Generally, as the... more»

What needs improvement?

Reloading really takes a lot of time.
Real User
SOA & Middleware Architect at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 13 2016

What is most valuable?

Caching: It allows applications to cache objects and application-specific data in an in-memory data grid, which provides substantial gain in performance. In my experience, while working on customers’ solutions where performance is a key... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have worked on different projects that sometimes demand high performance (millions of transaction per day) without compromising availability or sequencing of the flows. Therefore, Oracle Coherence offered the possibility to cache and also... more»

What needs improvement?

In my experience, I did find it challenging to use this product when namespace prefixes on the resulting XML object was a requirement. I learned that the default output from Coherence cache used to strip all of the namespace prefixes and... more»
Real User
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Oct 31 2016

What is most valuable?

I think the neatest, most valuable feature of Enterprise Manager (OEM) is that single pane of glass for the whole stack, that it gives me as an admin the ability to look all the way up from my storage all the way up to the application tier.

How has it helped my organization?

There's a lot of benefits to Enterprise Manager. From the monitoring capabilities is that single pane of glass. It's being able to look at an application and then look at the database component. Look at the storage component on it from a... more»

What needs improvement?

What I would love to see in Enterprise Manager is more support for the hardware, more support for Bare Metal. Right now I can do Bare Metal deployments with Linux and OVM and that's an awesome capability, but I would love to see more... more»
Real User
Solution Architect VP at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 29 2016

What is most valuable?

Oracle Coherence has very strong capabilities related to data affinity and in-place data processing. Generally, an in-memory data grid is key/value storage with all its limitations, exploiting data affinity, and in-place data processing is a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There were two key challenges which were addressed with a Coherence-based solution. One challenge is input data caching for the risk computation grid – pro-active caching based on Coherence has improved risk calculation time (by reducing data... more»

What needs improvement?

Oracle Coherence is mature and feature-rich product. However, there are a few old pain points. One pain point is cluster configuration. On complex projects, it is a challenge to consistently maintain custom Coherence XML and the rest of... more»
Real User
Senior Technical Architect at Altimetrik
Sep 28 2016

What is most valuable?

* Coherence Extend with its concept of a proxy instance, thus allowing flexibility even with the Enterprise Edition * Read- and write-through capability * A good community maintaining the Coherence Incubator project: Though this isn’t... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I am unable to name specific projects and companies for confidentiality reasons. I have, however, listed the high-level aspects of how Coherence benefited us. For company X, a major telecom provider in the continental United States, we had... more»

What needs improvement?

In short, features across editions but this is a moot point if it directly relates to room for improvement and is a subjective topic. Better support for active-active data center capability in Enterprise Edition. We could achieve this through... more»
Real User
Senior Database Administrator at a local government with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 30 2017

What is most valuable?

The feature that we find most useful is the consistent ability to create 'strategies’ across the products. These strategies allow consistent foundations for the business processes and provide the ability to repetitively use them by different... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The best example is the day-to-day performance monitoring with the CA Detector product. By using CA Detector, we can see what is consuming the IBM DB2 resources. We can then analyze its specifics and address distinct actions, through the... more»

What needs improvement?

The initial setup parameters are quite exhaustive and some parameters cross with the products. Hence, getting the parameters set to meet our needs and then sync them across the products took significant time and effort.
Real User
Database Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 03 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it is very easy for the novice DBA to drill down and find problems that might otherwise be difficult to find.

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped developers and novice DBAs drill down and find the cause for problems. There are two pieces. One, it allows people to pinpoint issues easily, and then drill down and get more details of the issue. Previously, this used to be a... more»

What needs improvement?

I probably would like to see better SQL tuning advisors that are built into the product. When you know the issue, rather than just pinpoint it, if it could also give you a solution that might work, I think that would help the product. There... more»
Real User
Senior Oracle DBA at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 31 2017

What is most valuable?

This is a very good Oracle tool which enables us to incorporate all the databases throughout our environment, set up several rules and even monitor from there. We can perform a lot of operations. If you have small databases you can plug into the OEM, and you can perform any sort of operation with one click of a button. That makes it more convenient and makes... more»

What needs improvement?

It could improve in some areas like the screen. It's not so clear for the novice, when a new person looks at the screen he/she may not really understand where to start first. They could make that process a little easier, so that even a novice who starts using it can at least have the basic idea what to do.
Consultant
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 29 2018

What is most valuable?

The database performance monitoring features are very useful and allow us to quickly zero in on DB-related issues.

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows us to quickly drill down when there are issues. It helps us monitor solutions both in-house and at our customer premises. We use it extensively for performance tuning testing, monitoring, and configuration.

What needs improvement?

The product is pretty comprehensive, but quite resource hungry. This might be due to the majority of the application seemingly being written in Java. Also, better mobile access would be useful.
Real User
Team Lead, Database Administration at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Sep 13 2017

What is most valuable?

Some of the most valuable features are its real-time performance view/dashboard, metric history, real-time monitoring and alerts, as well as quick access to Oracle's tuning and diagnostic options. These are valuable because it makes it much... more»

How has it helped my organization?

In my team, we have display screens dedicated to displaying the real-time wait-events of our most critical databases. Every team member can look up and tell the average health of the critical Oracle databases at a glance. If something unusual... more»

What needs improvement?

I feel more dashboards can be added, especially those useful to higher levels of IT management. I feel it would be great to have improved support for other database types like MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server. I also think additional software... more»
Consultant
Technical Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Sep 05 2017

What is most valuable?

SQL Tuning Advisor, ADDM, Top Activity, ASM Space Manager, Incident Notifications

How has it helped my organization?

SQL Tuning allows massive performance gains behind the scenes in order to more easily troubleshoot the most complex SQL statements. The use of SQL Profiles and creating SQL Baselines, makes improving SQL performance a less time consuming... more»

What needs improvement?

Patching. It's extremely difficult to determine what requires patching and the process to patch each component is slightly different. In desperate need of a single patch or a simplified process at a minimum. OEM 13c is out and we have it... more»
Real User
HPC Team Lead and HPC Senior Consultant in BBVA (Madrid, Spain) at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Sep 29 2016

What is most valuable?

We use 75% of the functionality of the product, including Coherence Incubator (not embedded for our version yet). The most interesting features for us are push replication and write through because these give us a lot of flexibility with... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are storing information from one of our applications. This allows us to answer requests in milliseconds, while the application would take seconds to answer request from clients.

What needs improvement?

First of all, extend clusters between different sites. We have done this configuration but is not recommended by Oracle. This configuration is strategic for us. Oracle doesn't recommend having an extended cluster between two CPD with... more»
Consultant
Technology Specialist at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
May 25 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this product is the in-line masking feature for Oracle & Teradata, which works just like normal DB functions, thus giving us a lot of flexibility to mask the data & designing the overall masking process... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The biggest improvement we achieved via the Optim in-line masking process is to enable an automated data masking process, by which we have minimized the manual intervention to mask PII information after every data refresh in lower... more»

What needs improvement?

* The masking process in SQL Server using Optim still requires using the Extract-Convert-Load process via a GUI tool, which again consumes lot of manual hours to set up & scramble PII information in the DB. The ECL process is also more... more»
Real User
Oracle Database Architect at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 01 2016

What is most valuable?

It's a standardized GUI tool, which is very good and pluggable with automatic connection to an Oracle database, in comparison with any other GUI tools available in the market. Other than that, if you see if you want to share the backups, or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

People used to say I develop my own scripts, or colleagues used to develop their own scripts. If you want to change, if you are doing an upgrade, or if you are going to migrate your database, for example, from Linux to Solaris (REAX), then we... more»

What needs improvement?

If you see the documentation, it's not really that much good. They did not explain all the details, so maybe they need to improve the documentation to get a better understanding, so that most of the people can use it.
Real User
Database Architect, Oracle ACE Director at Bilyoner.com
Feb 22 2018

What is most valuable?

Oracle Enterprise Manager provides comprehensive monitoring features for all Oracle products. It has an extensible architecture, so it’s possible to add third-party plugins to extend its monitoring abilities. These are valuable features of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The Oracle Databases are key components of our company. All of our services rely on critical customer data and transactions. We need %99.9995 uptime, and Oracle Enterprise Manager helps us to achieve this goal with its superior monitoring and... more»

What needs improvement?

It's better to have native agents specially when monitoring legacy systems. So the agents can consume less resources.
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