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Asst. Manager in production at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 25 2018

What do you think of Oracle Database?

Primary Use Case Oracle RDBMS is being used for our SAP ERP, analytics, SAP SRM, SAP SCM , SAP BOBJ, and SAP Solman. • Improvements to My Organization It is reliable and well accepted.  • Valuable Features It gives DB consistency, supports disaster recovery (DR), is tunable, and handles large DB sizes. • Room for Improvement The compression does not give much value-add or provide performance benefits as was highlighted. • Use of Solution More than five years. • Initial Setup Cloud installations using Oracle are not supported by SAP. • Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing The license cost needs to be optimized. The licensing cost is very high compared to other RDBMS. 
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Senior Application Programmer/Analyst, Team Lead at a university with 10,001+ employees
Dec 12 2017

What is most valuable?

MySQL’s strength is in its fast connection, query and insert performance. I’ve benchmarked MySQL against several NoSQL and SQL databases and found it to be faster for getting lots of data inserted quickly.

How has it helped my organization?

MySQL is widely supported. We were able to integrate it with several different projects using various different programming languages with no issues. Worked with Java, Perl, PHP, C# and C code.

What needs improvement?

The weakest link is replication. MySQL’s replication is touchy and doesn’t support master-to-master setups. MySQL’s replication was implemented by playing back SQL statements getting executed on the master database node. That means if a slave... more»
PostgreSQL Database Administrator at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 28 2016

What is most valuable?

In my experience, the most valuable features of PostgreSQL are streaming replication, rich indexes support, extensibility and NoSQL features such as hstore and JSONB. This features are very mature and stable, we use them in many projects, they're predictable, always work as expected and without problems.

What needs improvement?

In future releases I would like to see built-in realization of multi-master cluster with sharding, effective partitioning, incremental backup, optimizations for SSD, connection pool facilities, and built-in replication for tables and databases.

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