Oracle Database as a Service Overview

Oracle Database as a Service is the #4 ranked solution in our list of top Database as a Service vendors. It is most often compared to Amazon RDS: Oracle Database as a Service vs Amazon RDS

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.

Oracle Database as a Service is also known as Oracle DBaaS, Oracle Database Cloud.

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Chief Innovation Officer at Viscosity North America
Video Review
Real User
One of the benefits is the ability to use solutions you're familiar with and leverage the cloud.

What is our primary use case?

The primary use is the leverage DBaaS (Database as a Service) using the Oracle Cloud solution without having to build the database a step at a time. Getting a pre-built Oracle database can be beneficial for testing for functionality, new development, but mostly the ability to quickly build different sizes of Oracle systems without a large effort. The ability to resize things is also an advantage over other cloud solutions. There is also an Autonomous Database.

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 solution? I think it depends absolutely on which Oracle cloud solution it is. Some are 10 and some are lower. It depends which architecture you evaluate. Many people are looking at it now. The main key is get educated. Understand what's out there. I did three sessions at Oracle OpenWorld and Java World in 2017, all of them have cloud. I will do many at Collaborate earlier this year (April 2018) and all of them will have cloud. Why? Because I know it's important and where many…
Sub-Manager IT Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Improves client satisfaction by decreasing their problems

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case is transaction services of the bank. The performance is amazing. It is very good for the all-flash disk.

Pros and Cons

  • "Improves client satisfaction by decreasing their problems."
  • "I would like to see a better dashboard for the storage. It need to be more complete overall."

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 * Performance * Stability.
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Managing Director at CarajanDB
Vendor
Data Guard is best DR solution but licensing is a nightmare

Pros and Cons

  • "Not only does it provide a mature, reliable solution for DR. It also helps if application owners need to look into data which is a couple of hours old, using Flashback Database on the standby database."
  • "Data Guard is the best solution for Disaster Recovery."
  • "My favorite option – Multitenant – should be available for some pluggable databases in all editions, without any fee."
  • "An 8GB download for software is far too big. Nowadays it should be possible to simply use RPM packages on Linux/Unix."

What other advice do I have?

Before starting to look for the high-end solution (Enterprise Edition) you should consider using Standard Edition Two. There is a great chance that it will be sufficient, and gaps can be filled with third-party products like Dbvisit Standby for Distaster Recovery.
Cloud Architect, Oracle ACE, Oracle DBA at Pythian
MSP
Top 20
Enables us to consolidate many databases without any change to the application

Pros and Cons

  • "The Oracle Multitenant feature of 12c is awesome. This feature enables us to consolidate disparate databases under one container database and eases manageability of the databases. It also allows us to scale."
  • "Some bugs could be fixed. There have been some internal software bugs, just like any other newly released software. These bugs gets fixed by patch updates from Oracle on regular basis."

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.
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Reduced the number of traditional storage/server architecture

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 cloud technologies.
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
You can run it on the Oracle public cloud.

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 to compromise.
CEO at Miracle Finland Oy
Video Review
Consultant
As opposed to on-premises, I can scale up and down as needed. It's a convenient solution.

What other advice do I have?

Rating: I'm a Finn, I never give ten for anything. I would say seven or eight which is very good for me. There's a lot to improve yet but I think it's getting pretty good already. Let's say eight, I'm in a good mood today. I would start with a test database. I would go with them to cloud first to get the experience because most of the people are afraid of the cloud. They don't know what to expect and how they juggle things and so on because they're used to see the computer, touch them and know exactly what is where and what kind of block you have in your computer and so on. So it's very scary…
IT Manager with 501-1,000 employees
Video Review
MSP
We're looking forward to using it more to take our on-prem database backups to the cloud.

What other advice do I have?

So the Database Cloud on Oracle right now, I think it's there, but there is some room to grow. So I wouldn't give them 10 yet. I would hold on to that. Probably eight would be a better option. But I want to see the growth in terms of, not only on the vertical side, I want to see the horizontal growth, in terms of how they can leverage, as I said earlier, integrating with other systems. So, if they can grow both horizontally and vertically, then probably I can give them a 10. But at this time, they are not there yet. So I would say, anybody who wants to get into the cloud, evaluate your…
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