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Real User
Oracle DBA Customer Capacity Leader at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 06 2019

What is most valuable?

We chose this solution for the availability of the databases. Since we can't afford Oracle Grid, this is the best solution if you want something similar that's less… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Data Guard adds an extra layer of a high-availability platform. The database minimizes the outage of applications in case something goes wrong with the primary database… more»

What needs improvement?

A disadvantage is that the available disk space must be doubled. This is because Data Guard is made of two databases, one primary and one as a standby running permanently… more»

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

This is the best solution if you want something similar that's less expensive than Oracle Grid. We pay once per year.

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

Data Guard was already in place with this company.

What other advice do I have?

They could enhance their GUI or they should have a cloud control tool. They should have Data Guard tools in order to troubleshoot whenever there is a problem. There isn't… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We use a cluster for some customers instead of Data Guard, but it is a different concept. However, it is more or less the same.
Osama Mustafa
Consultant
Cloud Expert | DevOps | Oracle Consultant at confidential
Jun 06 2019

What is most valuable?

We use the product for data recovery.

How has it helped my organization?

The monitor can predict if you have any issues or develop actions to find a solution for them.

What needs improvement?

There is always room for improvement. This product needs some improvement in administration. I would love to see something that makes monitoring much easier. The product needs some of the GUI tools so there is no need for all the long… more»

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

Oracle Data Guard is a free solution. When you apply for Enterprise Manager, it comes for free with the solution. When you apply an enterprise solution to a database, you have to pay. It depends on the connotation of the project and what… more»

What other advice do I have?

Keep monitoring. This is the problem with the product. You have to keep monitoring the system all the time, just to avoid the interruption from the archive mode. I am going to give Oracle Data Guard a seven out of ten. It still needs… more»
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Real User
Computer Engineer at Nestle
Jul 30 2019

What is most valuable?

We like Oracle because the solution is very robust. It's also efficient for queries and is easy to scale.

What needs improvement?

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. Directly on-site, we do not need to choose all… more»

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

The pricing of Oracle is average. It's not inexpensive but it's okay.

What other advice do I have?

Currently, we are using the on-premise version on the solution. I would rate this solution eight out of ten. I would recommend the solution because it is a good product and it's working fine. But I'm not sure if it's suitable for every consideration or any environment.
Sukesh Nair
Real User
Intersystem Manager at Interplast
Aug 22 2019

What needs improvement?

Once you get used to it, you get to know what to do when certain things happen. However, for a person who's just jumping into it, the management of it and how to implement it probably would be something that could be improved upon. The GUI could be better.

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

We previously used an SQL server.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I would rate the solution eight out of ten. I'd rate it higher if the GUI was better, but it's a very stable solution. For disaster recovery, I think this is one of the best native Oracle products that you could use, provided you have the Enterprise edition.
Rita Nuñez
Real User
CEO at Tecnix Solutions
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

If you have a problem with your primary site and can't access your primary database, you can continue working with the database that you have as standby on the other site, by changing its role to primary. Another valuable feature is the possibility of backing up the database from the standby database instead of the primary database, to avoid backup process overhead in the primary system. Active… more»

What needs improvement?

I think it would be great to have a graphical interface assistant (like DBCA, ASMCA, NETCA, etc.) for initial configuration, monitoring, configuring Oracle Data Guard Broker and all the Data Guard Broker commands, without needing Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control installed.

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

Oracle Data Guard is a feature available only in Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, and is available for extra cost.

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What is Oracle Data Guard?

Oracle Data Guard ensures high availability, data protection, and disaster recovery for enterprise data. Data Guard provides a comprehensive set of services that create, maintain, manage, and monitor one or more standby databases to enable production Oracle databases to survive disasters and data corruptions. Data Guard can be used with traditional backup, restoration, and cluster techniques to provide a high level of data protection and data availability.

Also known as
Active Data Guard
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