Ayman SaidDeputy IT Manager at ICAPP (Americana Group)
Anonymous UserSAP Consultant at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"The reliability is the solution's most valuable feature. We've had great success with the solution."
"The auto-backup replication is a perfect feature. That is the feature I liked the most."
"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 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."
"A problem we are experiencing now is when doing a backup in SQL 2012 and 14."
"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."
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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 SQL Anywhere enables companies to develop custom mobile and IoT application and rapidly design and deploy embedded database applications. The RDBMS solutions can provide secure, reliable data management and synchronization for thousands of mobile devices, Internet of Things (IoT) systems, and remote environments. They let business users work uninterrupted, even without a network connection.
Oracle Database is ranked 2nd in Relational Databases with 83 reviews while SAP SQL Anywhere is ranked 14th in Relational Databases with 1 review. Oracle Database is rated 8.4, while SAP SQL Anywhere is rated 9.0. 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 SQL Anywhere writes "Has valuable auto-backup replication and is user-friendly". Oracle Database is most compared with SAP HANA, SQL Server, IBM Db2 Database, MySQL and MariaDB, whereas SAP SQL Anywhere is most compared with SQL Server, MySQL, SAP Adaptive Server Enterprise, MariaDB and SAP IQ.
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