We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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've never faced any stability issues with the product. I don't recall any bugs, glitches, or crashes. I'd say it's fairly stable and shouldn't cause anyone issues in that regard."
"Overall, from a technical perspective, the solution is very strong."
"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."
"Unbeatable speed and compression with a colummn-structured relational database."
"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."
"It could be slightly more intuitive, but other than that, we really like it as a solution."
"The database environment needs to be cheaper. By making it less expensive, Oracle would be more competitive with other database vendors."
"We don't really find that any features are lacking."
"The organization who owns the product does not support it well and appears not to be doing significant development for the future."
"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."
"It's expensive. I would say that it is more expensive than other competing products."
"It's not cheap, but sometimes, you get what you pay for."
"The only costs after standard licensing fees are for add-ons and upgrades."
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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.
Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 77 reviews while SAP IQ is ranked 12th in Relational Databases with 1 review. Oracle Database is rated 8.4, while SAP IQ is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Oracle Database writes "Gets the job done, doesn't fail, and suitable for massively scalable applications". 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 SAP HANA, SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database, MySQL and Apache Derby, whereas SAP IQ is most compared with Apache Hadoop, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, SAP HANA, Snowflake and SQL Server.
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