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Real User
Enterprise Analytic Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 07 2019

What is most valuable?

In terms of features, upgradeability to the latest version of Oracle suites has been a good feature. All we have to do is just patching or an upgrade, it's pretty easy. Then, it gets regularly updated. That's what I like about it.

What needs improvement?

The packaging part of the software needs improvement. It lacks customization abilities for users. Giving them VMs for machine learning or running their own programs like Azure and Amazon, for example. Things like scalability based on the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I don't have that much information about pricing because I'm not at that level to know. It's not that expensive. I think it's maybe half or one-fourth of our actual on-prem cost, especially in Oracle Data Integrator. It's pretty cheap… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have not previously used another solution. This is the first one. That's why I mentioned a few times that I don't have a benchmark to actually compare Oracle with. When I compare it with Amazon or a similar product it's from the knowledge… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be, if you have enough to invest in Oracle, I would recommend going for it. If an organization has OBI, Oracle Business Intelligence reporting platform, which is quite mature, and they want to move into cloud, Oracle's a… more»
Rajeev Jha
Real User
Database Manager at Wartsila India Ltd
Apr 12 2019

What is most valuable?

Oracle is an enterprise database technology. We have used Oracle products in our database department. That is why most of our testing was in regards to the database… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Apart from the licensing, there's support from Oracle Cloud Platform which improved our day to day operations. Time is reduced. Based on this service, we are able to scale… more»

What needs improvement?

With the Oracle Cloud Platform, they have to give first some proper documentation with a step-by-step process. Then the customer is able to use it properly. Nowadays, the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

OCP is good, not too expensive. Based on the need you can say that there are other good options for people who can go with less time and other approaches to the services… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have evaluated AWS. We have evaluated Microsoft Azure as well, but not for this purpose.

What other advice do I have?

If people are looking for a cloud solution I recommend Oracle, but there is one thing which is very challenging to us: with Oracle, there are many options packages. You… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have tested with AWS, we tested with Google, but due to the limitation of AWS, we are not able to host our applications. We are not able to use the rack. The AWS… more»
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Bruno Trigo
Real User
Executive Director at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Sep 08 2019

What is most valuable?

I believe it's the platform as a service from Oracle that is the most valuable aspect. Normally, all the Oracle native workloads are the ones that are being pushed to the cloud.

What needs improvement?

One of the main areas that might be improved is not the Oracle product itself, but more like the infrastructure as a service. Big Oracle clients will also have several workloads with Microsoft, SAP, and so on and that's forced the clients to have multi-cloud options because Oracle does not have yet have an all-inclusive offering like Google or Azure. The systems are all interconnected and we… more»

What other advice do I have?

We have some customers with private cloud services where they own the machines. We also work with customers that utilize the public cloud from Oracle for deploying applications and databases. I would rate Oracle products overall at an eight out of ten but this product at a seven out of ten simply because of not being able to easily deploy to other technologies.
Andrew Lacy
Consultant
Presales Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jul 18 2019

What is most valuable?

What I like most about Oracle Cloud Platform is the ease of getting data in and out of the cloud and the affordable licensing.

How has it helped my organization?

Because of the fact that only our external customers make use of this solution, it hasn't really affected our organization.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better documentation to make it easier to use, as well as more standard components offered in this solution. New features are being regularly added to the oracle Cloud, and this is not always reflected in the… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be to take more time to deploy and to try and automate the deployment process. Due to the lack of proper documentation and complexity, as well as the poor tech support, I will rate this solution a six out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also considered using Amazon and Azure.
Real User
User at Federal High Court
Jul 16 2019

What is most valuable?

I like that the program is flexible. I can use it to write Java scripts. I also like the website because it constantly updates me on things, like artificial intelligence, and the latest technology. I read the articles, on the latest technology that programmers can use.

What needs improvement?

There's one app I have to install on my device, the Articulate Player app. It's only available on Apple and Android, but it's not available for Windows. I can't run the program on my desktop, to use it to learn Java. If I want to learn Java, I have to install the program, but I would like it if was available for desktops. I use my PC to learn most of the time.

What other advice do I have?

I would give the solution a rating of 8 out of 10. I would like it if maybe they could create a curriculum for Java, if they can integrate a curriculum for learning Java specifically, for the certification. The Oracle certification for Java. I'm using it to teach kids how to code.
Real User
Enterprise Architect at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 24 2019

What do you think of Oracle Cloud Platform?

What is our primary use case?

I have created some database instances, and I also use IAM. I have also used the portal. We have a private cloud deployment.

What is most valuable?

I find the interface to be great.

What needs improvement?

It is not easy to manage your data because you to need to switch your mini console to find a user. The stability of this solution needs to be improved. Technical support could be more responsive.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for about three months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have had some problems with stability. From when we started using this solution, we have had several bugs. We use this solution on a daily basis.

What do I think about the scalability of the

Fahd Mirza Chughtai
Consultant
Cloud Architect, Oracle ACE, Oracle DBA at Pythian
May 02 2018

What do you think of Oracle Cloud Platform?

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is administering a critical production database on an Oracle Cloud Platform. 

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved my company by cutting my time to market. 

What is most valuable?

The most important features are the turnkey solutions offered by Oracle. These ease the administration of Oracle Databases.

What needs improvement?

More technical papers could be published to help out professionals.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have migrated more than 10 databases to Oracle Cloud Platform and all of them perform optimally. 

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer service could be improved.

Which solutions

Sudip Dey
Consultant
ITA at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 09 2019

What do you think of Oracle Cloud Platform?

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is to do implementations on the cloud like Oracle Application, PeopleSoft, and E-Business Suite.

What is most valuable?

The deployment is the most valuable feature.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the solution is okay.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The users we have are from 100's to 1000's. It depends on the deployment. The implementation strategy depends on a case by case basis.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was not very simple but not complex either.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I am not involved with the pricing model of the solution.…

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What is Oracle Cloud Platform?

The Oracle Cloud Platform (also known as Platform as a Service or PaaS) provides a shared and elastically scalable platform for consolidation of existing applications and new application development and deployment. The Oracle Cloud Platform delivers cost savings through standardization and higher utilization of the shard platform across multiple applications.

Oracle Cloud Platform customers

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