Oracle Database as a Service Review

Reduced the number of traditional storage/server architecture


What is most valuable?

  • Resource elasticity
  • Rapid provisioning
  • Automated centralized management of all DBs
  • Measured services, etc.

How has it helped my organization?

  • Technically, apart from the cost reduction, it reduces the administration overheads.
  • Scale-up and scale-down resources, as per the demand to ensure the major business, do not impact performance issues.

What needs improvement?

  • Reduce the licensing cost further.
  • Stronger security

For how long have I used the solution?

Over one year now.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Challenges faced when migrating the on-premise database to cloud, especially VLDBs.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Mostly with the internet availability and speed. Nothing really with the stability of the DBaaS.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Not anything we have come across.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

Satisfactory.

Technical Support:

Satisfactory.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Most of the DEV/UAT/TEST were on-premises, which moved to the cloud with consolidation.

How was the initial setup?

There were technical challenges configuring the connectivity, moving the data, etc.

What about the implementation team?

Installation was through a vendor.

What was our ROI?

Reduced the number of traditional storage/server architecture. More productivity and quick provisioning of the database helped moving the application to production quickly.

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

Oracle licensing is expensive compared to other competitors, such as AWS and MS Azure.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. AWS and MS Azure.

What other advice do I have?

Any DEV/UAT/TEST environments are really candidates to go for cloud and ensure you fully utilize the flexibility of cloud technologies.

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