Oracle Database Review

The amount and complexity of data it can handle is really great, especially in agribusiness.

Valuable Features:

The reliability and speed of Oracle Database are its most valuable features. The amount and complexity of data it can handle is really great, especially in agribusiness.

Improvements to My Organization:

From a business perspective, it's an enterprise-class database that is extremely reliable. It's rock solid and we never had issues with it. Because of that, we can continue to run our business without fear that something will happen to all the sensitive, business-critical data that have in it.

Room for Improvement:

I think that technically, it's nearly a flawless product. But, when it comes to pricing, it's very expensive. In fact, it's quite a bit pricier than probably its closest competition, Microsoft SQL Server.

Also, even though it may seem easy to install, you have to follow the documentation closely because there are some things that may cause you to trip up.

Deployment Issues:

We've had no issues with deployment.

Stability Issues:

We've had absolutely no issues with instability. It's incredibly stable, which is one of the reasons we chose it despite the price.

Scalability Issues:

It's been scaling just fine for us. We've had no issues with adding more and more data.

Initial Setup:

The initial setup should be pretty straightforward, and it was for us. However, you should know what you're doing to have a successful setup. You should get training if you don't have experience.

Implementation Team:

We implemented it ourselves with our in-house team.

Cost and Licensing Advice:

Compared to something like Microsoft SQL Server, it's quite a bit pricier. Oracle Database is the better product, but you definitely pay for that advantage.

Other Advice:

It's a very powerful, stable tool. You do have to follow the instructions closely during setup and you have to be willing to pay a premium for a superior product.

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