Oracle Coherence Review

It is easy to use, scales without too much work, and provides failover recovery.


What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are ease of use, scalability without too much work, and failover recovery.

How has it helped my organization?

We were trying to get better performance of compute tasks previously developed on RDBMS to cache and it has improved the performance by a factor of 4.

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see:

  • More documentation
  • Less/easier configuration
  • More IDE support or create a spring-boot starter

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used this product for around six months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have not really encountered any stability issues. I was pleased with its fault tolerance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not encountered any scalability issues either.

How is customer service and technical support?

We have not made use of any technical support as of yet.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We tried several approaches towards our goal of performance improvement. This was the most likely solution and hence was used.

How was the initial setup?

The tutorials helped, but I use NetBeans, so there was a learning curve, but nothing complicated.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price is high. I believe there should be a cheaper version for only the caching solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have not evaluated other caching products because this an Oracle product and the product/solution was from Oracle too. We tried some streaming alternatives like Spark, etc.

What other advice do I have?

The product is great, simple, and easy to use and integrate. See if your infrastructure supports it; if there are ways to make it work. Do a PoC before deciding.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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