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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»
Rontgen Isaac
Real User
Tech Lead Oracle DBA / SME
Aug 17 2017

What is most valuable?

The Active Data Guard and Fast-Start Failover features are excellent. The Active Data Guard helps in providing read only data for reporting purposes. The Fast-Start… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I've implemented these features in several projects.

What needs improvement?

Oracle Data Guard is part of the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition. Oracle Corporation has provided features in Data Guard for its new Database version Oracle 12c.

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

The Oracle Data Guard is part of the Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, there is no extra licensing cost for the software. However, there is a hardware cost for the… more»

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

If the Database SLA is much higher than Oracle RAC, it is a better product than Data Guard.

What other advice do I have?

It's a simple replication solution for small businesses.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The only other product is Oracle RAC which is very expensive for small businesses as it involves software for clustering, hardware for networking and larger SAN… more»
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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.
User
Oracle DBA at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 21 2017

What do you think of Oracle Data Guard?

What is most valuable?

Provides an active data guard.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better failover.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using this solution for five years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There were no scalability issues.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: I would give customer service a rating of 7/10. Technical Support: I would give technical support a rating of 7/10.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not evaluate another solution.

What about the implementation team?

We did not implement through a vendor team.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options.

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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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