Oracle Data Guard Pros and Cons

Oracle Data Guard Pros

MahdiBahmani
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
It's a very good solution if you want to protect your data across two data centers, or you have a middle man or many administrators who use these solutions for protecting their data. It's very reliable compared to other solutions that are most often not storage-based.
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Oracledb677
Oracle DBA Customer Capacity Leader at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We chose this solution for the availability of the databases. We can't afford Oracle Grid, this is the best solution if you want something similar that's less expensive.
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Osama Mustafa
Cloud Expert | DevOps | Oracle Consultant at confidential
Oracle Data Guard is a free solution. When you apply for Enterprise Manager, it comes for free with the solution.
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MahadevSoundalgekar
General Manager - IT at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
The most valuable features are the backup and restore. With this in place along with the clustering, the database is safe from hacking, hardware failure, power failures, and system crashes.
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reviewer1075863
Lead Solution Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The solution has been stable so far.
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Comueng677
Computer Engineer at Nestle
Technical support is very good. If at any time we write a ticket, we get the appropriate answer on time.
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Mehmet Cem Fenerci
Database and Infrastructure Architect at MNG Kargo
We use Data Guard for online replication from data center, to data center for high availability. This is the most important feature.
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Sukesh Nair
Intersystem Manager at Interplast
The solution is really very stable. One good thing about it, compared to other products, is that you can just run it and forget about it. Unless you come across some interruptions in the network, it works like a charm.
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Abd El Mahfouz
CTO at National Research Center, Egypt
The solution is quite stable. We haven't experienced any bugs, glitches, or crashes. We find it to be quite reliable.
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Oracle Data Guard Cons

MahdiBahmani
Solution Architect, IT Consultant at Merdasco - Rayan Merdas Data Prosseccing
The IP implementation and maintenance are a little bit hard to manage across Oracle solutions, including Oracle Data Guard.
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Oracledb677
Oracle DBA Customer Capacity Leader at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
For every standby server you have, you must pay a licensing fee, which is the main disadvantage.
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Osama Mustafa
Cloud Expert | DevOps | Oracle Consultant at confidential
Oracle Data Guard is stable, but you need to keep monitoring the system all the time. You need to keep monitoring the archives.
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MahadevSoundalgekar
General Manager - IT at a Consumer Goods with 10,001+ employees
When the data replicates into the standby database there is a possibility of having a microsecond amount of data loss. The data loss occurs when there is a network disconnection between the primary and secondary standby database located in the data centers or if there is a crash in the primary database.
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reviewer1075863
Lead Solution Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is a rather complex solution, so it could be more user-friendly.
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Comueng677
Computer Engineer at Nestle
The database administration needs improvement. With Oracle, we have a lot of features for administrating data, but it might be too many. It needs to be simplified. It should be automated. Looking at Enterprise Manager, there are too many KPIs in place.
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Mehmet Cem Fenerci
Database and Infrastructure Architect at MNG Kargo
It is a very useful administrative IT tool. It saves on costs.
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Sukesh Nair
Intersystem Manager at Interplast
The implementation is complex for anyone who's jumping into it without any experience. It's all command-line driven implementations. For some, that's a turn-off.
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Abd El Mahfouz
CTO at National Research Center, Egypt
The pricing of the solution is quite high. They should do what they can to bring it down so that it is more reasonable for customers like us.
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Learn what your peers think about Oracle Data Guard. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
417,803 professionals have used our research since 2012.