Oracle Database Competitors and Alternatives

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Vendor
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»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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»
Real User
Technical Lead Project Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 08 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it is a database.

What needs improvement?

Performance with databases is always the same, we always want more. Stability needs to be improved. If you are creating a class test, modern machinery or working with the databases, it's always a little bit difficult to configure and keep… more»

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

It's an open-source solution.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously we worked with MySQL.

What other advice do I have?

I am an IT engineer. I am always researching the best solutions for our clients. I work mainly with open-source solutions, such as Liferay and WordPress. Before this product was called MariaDB it was called MySQL. I would say that for most… more»
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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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.
DavidBuchanan
Real User
Programmer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 28 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature that I find most valuable is that it's been mandated by our government clients to use. We are not taking advantage of anything really in particular that it has. We're actually going through licensing issues and are looking to perhaps changing to another solution, something that is perhaps open-source.

What needs improvement?

I think the program is rather expensive, so I would like to see it becoming more affordable.

What other advice do I have?

This solution has the tables and the indexes that we need, so it's only the price that needs to improve. I will rate it an eight out of ten.
MohamedAfeilal
Real User
General Manager at New System Engineering
Dec 10 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution's stability, performance, enhanced functionality, and replication are all great features.

What needs improvement?

The solution doesn't include functionality like data anonymization. We have this functionality in other solutions like In SQL and Oracle but not in Informix. IBM has another product for anonymization, called InfoSphere Optim. Some clients want that anonymization in the engine, not in another… more»

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

The pricing is okay because we are able to negotiate costs. However, the solution should make an effort to adjust the pricing so that we can get the same pricing in Morocco as we would get in the United States.

What other advice do I have?

We use all deployment models, including cloud and on-premises. I'd recommend the solution; I'd rate it nine out of ten.
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