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"It is a reliable database warehouse solution that is transparent to the end user.""The performance of the solution is impeccable.""The solution has very robust integrity due to how it is designed and implemented.""On-prem, Oracle is the number one database technology.""The feature that I worked with and that excited me the most is one that is not available in other databases, and it involves the use of Java Runtime.""From a database product perspective, I would say, they're good in what they provide. There's not much concern.""The reliability is the solution's most valuable feature. We've had great success with the solution.""We find technical support to be very responsive. They briefly describe everything on phone and we handle the operations. I'd say we've been more than satisfied with their level of service. They're quite helpful and knowledgeable."

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"Unbeatable speed and compression with a colummn-structured relational database."

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"The pricing is the one sticking point for the solution because it is very expensive.""While working with 20-30 terabytes is okay using this solution, if you have Big Data, data that's much bigger than that, you will run into issues. It's a problem I have right now. They should support much more data.""The solution can be quite expensive for small and medium-sized enterprises. Not too many companies can actually afford the pricing.""Oracle needs to improve its cluster technologies. They need to improve in the cluster technology using ARC due to the fact that sometimes people think that they have a redundant server when they are using ARC with the cluster and think that will increase the performance. In reality, if they are using ii with a big workload, sometimes the performance is not increasing, and can sometimes actually impacts it in such a way that there's some degradation in the performance.""The integration with other vendor solutions needs improvement. It is difficult to connect to other hardware.""If their database encryption features could come in bytes, that would be a major improvement. They should bring the encryption model to their standard databases as well.""The main thing we find could use improvement is the licensing costs. It is quite expensive relative to other database vendors. Cost always comes up as an issue for us as we consider upgrade paths. It's not as easy as we would like it to be.""We don't really find that any features are lacking."

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"The organization who owns the product does not support it well and appears not to be doing significant development for the future."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is something that Oracle should work on to make the product more affordable, especially to businesses in third-world countries.""Our licensing costs are between $40,000 and $50,000 per year. Those are the costs that cover maintenance and licensing.""It is an excellent product, as long as the organization can afford the price tag."

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"The only costs after standard licensing fees are for add-ons and upgrades."

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Questions from the Community
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: I have used IBM's DB2 Database on-premise. IBM also has DB2 on Cloud. DB2 does have replication tools. We have used MIMIX. It is also a relational database. It supports SQL, stored procedures and… more »
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Oracle 12c, RDBMSSybase IQ
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Overview

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.

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SAP® IQ software delivers speed and power for extreme-scale enterprise data warehousing and analytics. Its column-oriented, grid-based massively parallel processing (MPP) architecture and patented data compression and indexing technologies enable companies to exploit the value of huge amounts of data at the speed of business.

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Agncia Nacional de guas, Anbima, Aria Systems, Asiana Airlines, Astelit LLC, Australian Finance Group, Banco Occidental de Descuento, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, BT, Caja de Seguros S.A., Casas GEO S.A.B. de C.V., Comic Relief UK, Corsair Components Inc., CSAM Health AS, CSOB Group, Datacraft Solutions, DenizBank A.S., Department of Treasury and Finance WA, Office of State Revenue, Deutsche B_rse AG, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Deutsche Messe AG, Digicel Haiti, DPR COSEA, Essar Group, Essatto Software Pty Ltd, Farmšcia e Drogaria Nissei Ltda., Fomento Econ‹mico Mexicano S.A.B. de C.V. (FEMSA), FundaÊo Petrobras de Seguridade Social, Future Group, GFKL Financial Services AG, Grupo Posadas S.A.B. de C.V., Grupo Sinosserra, Guerra S.A. Implementos Rodovišrios, Hanatour International Service, Hays plc, Henan Mobile Co. Ltd, Hochschule Hof, Hong Kong and China Technology (Wuhan) Co. Ltd (Towngas Technology), Industries Corpa_al C.A., Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatstica, Instituto Mexicano de la Propiedad Industrial, Kcell, LinkShare Corporation, MercadoLibre Inc., MetLife Inc., Nextgen Distribution, €BB-IKT GmbH, Octagon Research Solutions, Pacific Lutheran University, Paragon Data GmbH, Ping ltd., PJSC Trustbank, Prodaub _ Processamento de Dados de Uberl_ndia, Purdue University, Redknee Inc., Robi Axiata Limited, Shanghai Infoservice Technology Co. Ltd, Shanghai Sihua Technologies Co. Ltd, Sistema de Aguas de la Ciudad de M_xico, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Suddenlink Communications, Suprajit Engineering Limited, Tallink Grupp, Terminales Ro de la Plata S.A., Therap Services LLC, Think Passenger Inc., Trafigura, Transmed S.A.L Lebanon, ValeShop, VelQuest Corporation, Vodafone Group plc, West Virginia Network, WIND Hellas Telecommunications S.AASR Group, Citrix, State of Indiana, PocketCard Co. Ltd.
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Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 20 reviews while SAP IQ is ranked 11th in Relational Databases with 1 review. Oracle Database is rated 8.2, while SAP IQ is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Very robust, ideal for companies that need mission-critical databases, and extremely mature". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP IQ writes "An excellent column-based, enterprise relational database solution with good speed and compression". Oracle Database is most compared with SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database, Tibero, SAP HANA and Altibase, whereas SAP IQ is most compared with Apache Hadoop, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, SAP HANA, SQL Server and Oracle Exadata.

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