Oracle Database Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Senior Developer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Mar 04 2018

What is most valuable?

Without any doubt the Integration Services and Analysis Services are the most widely used. These are the basis for data quality, data gathering, ETL process, as well as… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In the current organisation there was no centralised data repository. Thus, statistics, reporting, and generic management information were not existent. With the… more»

What needs improvement?

An area that definitely needs improvement is the Reporting Service side with the actual report server. Although to be fair, Microsoft has developed a new branch of tools… more»

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

My advice is quite straightforward. If you know the number of users who really and truly need access to the Server then it is a no-brainer. If you do not know, then get… more»

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

Yes, in the past I have worked with different versions of SQL server and have switched due to upgrades to utilise the latest version. I have also used Oracle, Tableau… more»

What other advice do I have?

I rate it eight out of 10. It is quite a good product and has improved dramatically. Like all products, it has bugs here and there and some areas still need improvement. I… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Within the current organisation, we did not look at other options. I was pretty confident that the product would do the job, based on my previous experience with similar… more»
AsiyeYigit
Reseller
CTO at Gantek
Oct 04 2019

What is most valuable?

This solution is user-friendly. It's easy, and similar to MySQL.

What needs improvement?

Some areas where this product could be improved are in the clustering technologies, redundancy, active-active deployment model, and also monitoring the backup and restore solution to the cloud. They have made some enhancements on the product but I think that scalability and redundancies are a concern for the entire team. In the next release, I would like to see improvements in the scalability and… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are resellers but we are willing to be partners with MariaDB. Before starting with the implementation and deployment you should read the guide. You should look at the suggested tips, tricks, clues, and the requirements to avoid having any problems. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
Consultant
Business Intelligence Consultant at a university with 10,001+ employees
Aug 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this solution is the integration with other IBM products. This solution has good storage capabilities.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better support for advanced analytics.

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

Licensing fees are on a yearly basis.

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

Prior to using this solution I was using Oracle, although it was not for exactly the same purpose.

What other advice do I have?

If somebody is looking for stability then I recommend this platform, although it depends on whether they want a Data Lake or are looking for analytics. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have changed to a new platform, so I am no longer using IBM DB2.
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