Oracle Database Review

Its cross-platform compatibility provides flexibility for different platforms like Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX.


Valuable Features

The best thing about Oracle Database is that it performs well when measured on any scale. As a Database developer, I think it offers the best development tools of any database solution.

Improvements to My Organization

Its cross-platform compatibility provides flexibility for different platforms like Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX. Oracle offers high-performance handling of XML data.

Room for Improvement

We are currently using Oracle 11g, where as Oracle 12c now has all the major features for easy development. However, as the database industry is growing, there is room to enhance object reusability by introducing some development framework or out-of-the-box concepts.

Use of Solution

I've used it for 12 years.

Deployment Issues

There were no issues with the deployment.

Stability Issues

We had no issues with the stability.

Scalability Issues

It is scalable. Indeed, you don’t have to worry about scalability as this is Database's strength -- it grows with your business and is an all-in-one solution.

Customer Service and Technical Support

I have had some discussions with a few DBAs. Oracle technical support is not very good compared to Microsoft technical support, the latter of which is more proactive and reachable. Secondly, Oracle technical support is more costly than its competitors.

Previous Solutions

I also have worked as a developer on Microsoft Dynamics AX with SQL server. The main reason we changed was because of the AX Dynamics cost - initial cost, customization, and maintenance. It is much lower than Oracle Database.

As with any vendor resource, availability is also a major issue for Oracle. As there is a lot of development flavors for Microsoft, resources are easily available and it's more flexible to work with on different technology. In comparison, Oracle resources are scarce and are mostly away from new market trends.

Initial Setup

The complexity of the initial setup depends, as it is a self-manageable database for small databases, whereas for mid and enterprise levels, it needs serious attention.

ROI

The cost of Oracle Database is a little higher than competitor products, but it gives good ROI in the longer run.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

For long term investment, it is the best option. Initially, its cost is higher, but its running cost is less than other competitors.

Other Advice

This is the best database product on the market.

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