Most Helpful Review
Researched Oracle Database but chose IBM Informix: Good stability, and performance, with enhanced functionality
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Every version is faster than the previous."
"This solution has made financial reporting possible by allowing financial people the opportunity to set Informix to "Auto Pilot" so that they can attend other duties."
"The solution's stability, performance, enhanced functionality, and replication are all great features."
"For IoT business cases, having Informix Enterprise Edition work on edge computers, like Raspberry Pi and using Informix replication, makes complex situations simple to build and maintain."
"We use the relational databases for government contracts."
"The features that we find most valuable are Data Pump, GoldenGate, and the RMAN (Recovery Manager)."
"It has automatic memory management capability and large file capability."
"The feature I find most valuable about this solution is the reliability."
"This solution has the best performance, bar none."
"Oracle enables us to handle more than a million daily transactions."
"Oracle Database is fast and easy to use."
"The most valuable features of this solution are the cost optimizer and partition exchanges."
"I really would love to have a QT plugin."
"This solution is in need of more current tools."
"There should be more intelligence surrounding discovering data to be able to automatically create indexes."
"Continue extending the SQL language for compatibility with the competition's language, including Stored Procedure Language."
"It is expensive."
"This product would be improved with Support Services for more production access."
"The Oracle Database could improve on integration with other infrastructure systems like Active Directory."
"The product is very expensive."
"The documentation needs improvement because as it is now, providing support is a headache."
"The price tag is very high and most cannot afford it."
"Cheap and easy solutions for startups need to be made available."
"The cost of this solution needs to be improved."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"The free edition can be enough to handle moderate-size implementations, but you may want a pay for edition to benefit from more functionality, such as replication."
"It is an excellent product, as long as the organization can afford the price tag."
"Our licensing costs are between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. Those are the costs that cover maintenance and licensing."
"The pricing is something that Oracle should work on to make the product more affordable, especially to businesses in third-world countries."
"It is very expensive. We pay in dollars, so the inflation and conversion cost is also there for us. They charge on a yearly basis for the license."
"Its price is already low. Oracle has a competitive and cheaper price as compared to others. Oracle Cloud is cheaper than other clouds. The pricing is very competitive for Oracle Cloud to be in the market. Their pricing makes customers interested in using this product even though Oracle doesn't have a local data center at this moment."
"They are pricing themselves out of the market."
"It is expensive."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: For IoT business cases, having Informix Enterprise Edition work on edge computers, like Raspberry Pi and using Informix replication, makes complex situations simple to build and maintain.
Top Answer: The free edition can be enough to handle moderate-size implementations, but you may want a pay for edition to benefit from more functionality, such as replication.
Top Answer: Yes, you can. The tech product will stay the same, what you need is to become an ISV (Independent Software vendor) Partner in the Oracle Partner Program, and negotiate an ESL (Embedded Software… more »
Top Answer: Per all previous posts "it depends". Platform, type of use and ability to be stable for the work-load are the concerns. Finding Oracle skills vs DB2 skills in the mainframe world is an area where… more »
Top Answer: If what you mean by "cloud-native" is "managed" or "as a service", then Oracle database with replication, the turnkey solution right now is Amazon RDS using Oracle. However, replication is not using… more »
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Also Known As
|Informix||Oracle 12c, RDBMS|
|Informix is one of the most widely used database servers offering high levels of performance and availability, distinctive capabilities, & minimal overhead.|
Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. Oracle Database 12c also includes in-memory data processing capabilities for breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database 12c comes in two editions to fit your business needs and budget: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2.
For more information on Oracle RDBMS, visit Oracle.com
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