Most Helpful Review
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
We use the relational databases for government contracts.
I really appreciate the performance of Oracle. When using AWR records you can really see where a problem is. You can get advice about which queries are the heaviest for the database. You also can see advice for indexes. If an index isn't used, then you can just remove it to improve performance. This is a really good feature. Also, the JDBC connection is quite good. Finally, the object types are really good, the types of tables you can use in PL/SQL are also really helpful.
Using the product, we make less mistakes, are more organized and faster than if we did it any another way.
Compared to other databases, Oracle Database is very simple to manage in terms of the database itself.
It stores a lot of data in a short time.
It is flexible, scalable, and a true Enterprise RDBMS.
High availability using real application clusters.
It gives DB consistency, supports disaster recovery (DR), is tunable, and handles large DB sizes.
It handles large amounts of information with a linear performance increase, in relation to a HW investment.
It has a solid set of tools and consulting services.
It has massive parallel processing ability to do large amounts of concurrent querying.
It has given our business the ability to gain insights into the data and create data labs for analysis and PoCs.
Cuts time to process huge amounts of data with efficient analytical queries.
A conventional and easily defined way to build a data warehouse or a layer of data marts.
Teradata can be easily used in ETL mode transformations, so there is no need for expensive and inconvenient ETL tools
Auto-partitioning and indexing, and resource allocation on the fly are key features.
It is expensive.
There are a lot of bugs in the Oracle Database, and it would be better if the bugs would be solved more quickly than they are today.
In general, the support is not good since most of the time the person whom you are given to is not so professional.
Integration with big data would be helpful since we are planning to load a lot of big data.
A lot of features have bugs or choose the wrong way to process data.
Auditing could be improved, especially granular auditing. The unified audit trail in 12c is great, however its extraction in a highly busy environment is quite a challenge.
The compression does not give much value-add or provide performance benefits as was highlighted.
Cloud installations using Oracle are not supported by SAP.
It needs a teaching web site with more training on third-party tools used for BI.
We tried to use case Teradata for a data warehouse system, but we had some problems in relation to the Teradata system, CDC tools, and source databases. We were unable to transfer data from HPE Integrity mainframe to Teradata.
There is a need to improve performance in high transaction processes, as well as the reporting system.
Query language and its functionality are rather limited, compared to Oracle or even SQL Server. However, it is possible to perform any kind of logic in it (though some workarounds may be required).
Data ingestion is done via external utilities and not by the query language itself. It would be more convenient to have that functionality within its SQL dialect.
Needs compatibility with more Big Data platforms.
It would help to make scaling easier with a reduced cost.
I think the UI is not there yet. It could be improved by being more user-friendly.
Pricing and Cost Advice
It is an excellent product, as long as the organization can afford the price tag.
The price is very expensive for the support.
The main issue where I feel that Oracle still has a problem is with the licensing. Licensing is still expensive and the reason why today most startups use other, cheaper databases. Those other databases are much less sophisticated than Oracle.
The license cost need to be optimized. The licensing cost is very high compared to other RDBMS.
Be prepared to pay for consulting services, and do not underestimate the time required to find and hire good quality database administrators.
We are looking for a more flexible cost model for the next version that we use, whether it be cloud or on-premise.
Price is quite high, so if it is really possible to use other solutions (e.g. you do not have strict requirements for performance and huge data volumes), it might be better to look at alternatives from the RDBMS world.
Teradata is expensive but gives value for money, especially if you don't want to move your data to the cloud.
It is still a very expensive solution. While I very much like the pure technological supremacy of the software itself, I believe Teradata as a company needs to become more affordable. They are already losing the market to more flexible or cheaper competitors.
Teradata is currently making improvements in this area.
The initial cost may seem high, but the TCO is low.
In the past, it turned out that other solutions, in order to provide the full range of abilities that the Teradata platform provides plus the migration costs, would end up costing more than Teradata does.
Make sure you have the in-house skills to design and support the solution, as relying on external sources is extremely costly and tends to lock you into specific platforms, tools, and paradigms.
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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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