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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 solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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 * Performance * Stability.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at Dell storage, but we chose Oracle due to its performance, security, and scalability.
Vendor
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 which is a couple of hours old, using Flashback Database on the standby… more»

What needs improvement?

The licensing is a nightmare. Tons of options which need to be licensed individually, and no real offering for VMware or other Hypervisors. And my favorite option – Multitenant – should be available… 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 low-end version (like Standard Edition One) again.

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

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. There is a great chance that it will be sufficient, and gaps can be filled with… more»
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Fahd Mirza Chughtai
Consultant
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 eases manageability of the databases. It also allows us to scale.

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 patch updates from Oracle on regular basis.

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.
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 resources, as per the demand to ensure the major business… 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 solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

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 cloud technologies.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. AWS and MS Azure.
Robin Saikat Chatterjee
Consultant
Head of Oracle Exadata Centre of Excellence at Tata Consultancy Services
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 on the Oracle public cloud. In cases where the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Previously, when proposing cloud solutions for Oracle database to enterprise clients the lack of a viable high availability solution was often cost prohibitive. Oracle… more»

What needs improvement?

Currently, there is no simple method to modify the orchestrations on which the compute hosts are based. Hence, unlike the IaaS Oracle services, in cases where there is a… 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 licensing costs to a running cost.

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

We have used other cloud providers. However, they did not have a true high-availability cloud solution. The second issue we found is that I/O bandwidth was comparatively… 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 to compromise.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have utilized other cloud and hosted platforms such as Azure, Macquarie Telecom, Verizon, Xerox, etc. However, this option was superior for Oracle Database hosting.
Consultant
CEO at Miracle Finland Oy
Oct 31 2016

What is most valuable?

Easiness, that's number one for me because I use the cloud for testing purposes. When I present about database things because I do a lot of presentations and I like to test on the cloud. This cloud is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

What is the best place for an Oracle database if it's not the Oracle Cloud? If I take any of the other clouds that wouldn't be the same. Of course the best is the Oracle's original cloud.

What needs improvement?

I think most of the customers are hoping for having 24/7 kind of support for if anything happens during the night, they will fix it without you knowing it. Of course there will be an extra cost for… more»

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

Usually it's a long process so it starts when you realize that the hardware you have is going to be obsolete and you start your process there. You know one year from now I have to do something, I have… more»

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Reliability I will say that's the most important thing and what I learnt today from the keynote was that people are afraid about security and especially about the vendor security. I think that's… more»
Vendor
IT Manager with 501-1,000 employees
May 30 2016

What is most valuable?

So from the database perspective, we usually are talking about three important things. So the obvious ones are the multitenancy in the pluggable databases. The second category, I would call it… more»

How has it helped my organization?

So from the cloud perspective, I think there are too many vendors out there. One of the things we are excited from the Oracle perspective is their ability to take us off of our backups, the database… more»

What needs improvement?

So we want to see, obviously, besides Oracle databases, what other databases can be provisioned and integrated in the cloud. So if I have to have an application running off of a non-Oracle database… more»

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

So obviously we did an ROI analysis and a TCU. So, we have seen that the cost is definitely a factor. And security is more important, so that's why we did not press the button on the production yet… more»

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Scalability is number one. Data transfer is number two. And security actually tops, on top of that. And the ability to move the workloads between on-prem and off-prem. So that's one of the big things… more»

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.
Also known as
Oracle DBaaS, Oracle Database Cloud
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