Oracle Database Review

Endless capacity and a stable platform; licensing formulation is unfortunately complicated

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution as a customer database for our client so all customer information is available through this product. I'm a senior professional security compliance officer and we are partners with Oracle. 

What is most valuable?

I like that the solution has an endless capacity, there are no limitations and it's a stable platform. 

What needs improvement?

The licensing formulation could be improved; it's too complicated and very rigid. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for a very long time. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution but there are bugs which I think is related to standards compliance. There are limitations in monitoring. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is somewhat limited. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex. Compared to the implementation of Microsoft SQL, we needed skilled people to manage Oracle. Implementation took some weeks. 

What other advice do I have?

I think this is a good solution because it's easy to administer and manage but it requires the right skilled people. It's not ideal for our requirements but it's improving, whether it's encryption or security, I know they'll get there eventually. 

I would rate this solution a seven out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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