Oracle Database Review

Its reliability and security are the features most valuable for us.

Valuable Features

Its reliability and security are the features most valuable for us. We know we can depend on it and that it keep our data secure.

It's also a ubiquitous solution. It seems that OBD is everywhere. I know that knowing how to use it in one company will help me in my career at another company.

Improvements to My Organization

The biggest improvement to our organization is from a security perspective. It just keeps all our data safe as an integral part of the company. It's our go-to database solution.

Room for Improvement

Although we're not using the latest version, there are some ODB tools that are quite cumbersome to use. For example, we often use the standard backup tool and have found it to be pretty cryptic. It's needs improvement in usability as it takes a lot of effort to use.

Use of Solution

We've been using it since 1992.

Deployment Issues

We've had no issues with deployment.

Stability Issues

It's stable. We haven't had any issues with instability.

Scalability Issues

We don't. I know it does, but we don't. We are a pretty small shop. Our data's small, so not really.

Customer Service and Technical Support

This is one of our favorite things about ODB. The support is pretty good.

Previous Solutions

I used another database and data storage system as a developer in a prior role.

Initial Setup

It's a very complex product, and it takes a lot of skill and experience to implement it. It's a lot easier now, but back then it was like 75 floppy disks for setup.

Other Advice

Consider an open source solution as well.

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