The most valuable features of Oracle Database are that it's very powerful, very reliable, and very fast. Those really are the main attributes that any organization should be looking for from a database solution. Can it take the data you throw at it, can you count on it to be available, and will it provide you enough speed so you can work efficiently?
Improvements to My Organization:
It's a very secure database so that we don't have any worries about security on the database side. We host a lot of data for our customer. It's very important to have a database that's secure and reliable.
Room for Improvement:
It's a very expensive solution. There are other, less expensive products out there, but you wouldn't be getting such a premium product.
We have no issues with deployment.
We have absolutely no issues with the stability. That's one of the primary advantages of Oracle Database.
We've been able to scale it just fine for our needs.
The initial setup was very easy and very straightforward. It's not a difficult product to stand up, and combined with our technical knowledge, the setup was very easy.
We implemented it ourselves with our in-house team.
Cost and Licensing Advice:
It's very expensive. You pay a premium price for a premium product.
Other Solutions Considered:
We didn't really consider other database solutions despite the price because we use other Oracle products already.
Just make sure you read up on it and plan ahead.
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: We're partners.
May 29 2016