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Rich Niemiec
Real User
Chief Innovation Officer at Viscosity North America
Jul 10 2018

What is most valuable?

Being able to go to go to the website: cloud.oracle.com/tryit and get $300+ in free trial credits is a great way to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I think some of the biggest benefits is if there's a consolidation potential, or putting things up in the cloud where I... more»

What needs improvement?

Features that people want the most are already there. One of them is Oracle In-Memory which allows you to put things in... more»

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

There are different prices for different architectures - plan wisely and ensure that you look at all the pluses/minuses... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I think everybody knows that they need to move from on-premise to the cloud. They know the cloud is what's coming next.... more»

What other advice do I have?

Read my 12cR2 book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Oracle-... How would Oracle rate on a scale of 1 to 10 with cloud... more»
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Consultant
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 21 2016

What is most valuable?

It provides the ability to run from a simple schema base to a real application database, including the option to run it... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, when proposing cloud solutions for Oracle database to enterprise clients the lack of a viable high... more»

What needs improvement?

Currently, there is no simple method to modify the orchestrations on which the compute hosts are based. Hence, unlike... more»

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

The cloud option provides a lot of benefits for Oracle shops, as it reduces the upfront costs and converts the... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We have used other cloud providers. However, they did not have a true high-availability cloud solution. The second... more»

What other advice do I have?

This provides an enterprise-class cloud solution that can scale to terabyte-sized databases in the cloud without having... more»
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it_user432795
Real User
Managing Director at CarajanDB
Jan 28 2018

What is most valuable?

Data Guard, because it’s the best solution for Disaster Recovery.

How has it helped my organization?

Not only does it provide a mature, reliable solution for DR. It also helps if application owners need to look into data... more»

What needs improvement?

The licensing is a nightmare. Tons of options which need to be licensed individually, and no real offering for VMware... more»

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

There should be a standard way to license the database in a virtual environment (e.g. VMware) and there should be a... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I have always used Oracle Database.

What other advice do I have?

Before starting to look for the high-end solution (Enterprise Edition) you should consider using Standard Edition Two.... more»
Syed Jaffar Hussain
Real User
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 01 2017

What is most valuable?

* Resource elasticity * Rapid provisioning * Automated centralized management of all DBs * Measured services, etc.

How has it helped my organization?

* Technically, apart from the cost reduction, it reduces the administration overheads. * Scale-up and scale-down... more»

What needs improvement?

* Reduce the licensing cost further. * Stronger security

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

Oracle licensing is expensive compared to other competitors, such as AWS and MS Azure.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Most of the DEV/UAT/TEST were on-premises, which moved to the cloud with consolidation.

What other advice do I have?

Any DEV/UAT/TEST environments are really candidates to go for cloud and ensure you fully utilize the flexibility of... more»
Jose Luis Godoy
Real User
Sub-Manager IT Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 06 2018

What is most valuable?

* The performance * The opportunity for recovery

How has it helped my organization?

* More SLAs for the clients; better performance in our transactions for clients. * Improves client satisfaction by decreasing their problems.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see a better dashboard for the storage. It need to be more complete overall. At the moment, it is basic.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had Hitachi storage, but the performance and the support were very bad.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the solution. It is quite complete and very good. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * Recommendations *... more»
Fahd Mirza Chughtai
Real User
Cloud Architect, Oracle ACE, Oracle DBA at Pythian
Jan 28 2018

What is most valuable?

The Oracle Multitenant feature of 12c is awesome. This feature enables us to consolidate disparate databases under one container database and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Many databases can be consolidated without any change to the application.

What needs improvement?

Some bugs could be fixed. There have been some internal software bugs, just like any other newly released software. These bugs gets fixed by... more»

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

Check Oracle support.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it a 10 out of 10, due to the scalability, flexibility, and cloud oriented approach. Plan well and it should be fine.

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What is Oracle Database as a Service?

Oracle Database Cloud Service combines the power of Oracle Database, with the unique capabilities of the Oracle Cloud. The service provides a secure, automated data management platform that leverages on demand Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services via a simple web based user interface and RESTful API. Oracle Database Cloud Service provides elastic database services for development, test, and production environments of custom and packaged online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, and mixed workload applications. It enables businesses to reap all Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS) benefits including subscriptionbased, self-service access to reliable, scalable, and elastic cloud environments and accelerates time to value by simplifying the provisioning and administration of Oracle databases.
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