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Mohammad Dastpak
Real User
Database Administrator at a energy/utilities company
Dec 11 2019

What is most valuable?

Normally, every database server uses hard disks. In-Memory has a feature, apart from its database, which is very good. When we start our server, all your data needs loading memory. We can use that. It's a very good feature. I think they added this feature in 2019. We can mount memory in the partition, create partitions in there, and create tablespace from that spot to share. It's a really good… more»

What needs improvement?

We use some partitions in In-Memory. We have a very large table and a low dose. It is very expensive in data to load all of them into In-Memory. It takes up more memory slots in the server, as well as a lot of RAM. We use the last partitions on the table. We always need to create a script and make a schedule that can load the last partition In-Memory. Oracle doesn't have features to do this… more»

What other advice do I have?

Oracle is the best database, but I love open-source software. Oracle always has the first original features for three or four years and we use them because they are stable and we can buy in a large scale and use it for our office. It has no problems. I think Oracle is ten out of ten. About Oracle Database In-Memory, in particular, I would rate it as eight out of ten. It's a new feature. I think… more»
Martin Klier
Consultant
Senior Database Consultant at Performing Databases
Aug 08 2019

What is most valuable?

In recent versions, Oracle implemented storing the In-Memory column store contents in the database, to resurrect the IMCS quicker and in a repeatable way.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps to build successful mixed-workload environments. Thus, for smaller setups, it's enough to have one database setup, not two, and it saves one interface in between.

What needs improvement?

One very nice side-effect is the in-memory index. If this would be developed a bit more into being configurable, users could use it as a kind of in-memory partitioning… more»

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

The setup cost is not a big factor, but the engineer should have decent experience with Oracle's In-Memory system. License cost is a factor; the benefit has to be… more»

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

No, since there was no other solution offering in-memory without changing the SQL syntax.

What other advice do I have?

It is always worth testing or running a proof of concept to check its value.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tried several ways to offload OLAP queries from the database, especially using a second DB system. We evaluated this product throughout the beta1 and beta2 phase.
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Paulo Martins
Real User
Technical Leader at European Commission
Jan 20 2020

What is most valuable?

The stability of the platform is the most valuable feature. The solution can support large amounts of data once the architecture is in place.

What needs improvement?

The solution could benefit from AI improvements. Technical support could be improved. The usability of the solution could be better. They should make it easier in terms of system administration and for getting examples of statistics from… more»

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

We have ULA agreements with commission in place with Oracle. The pricing is okay for now.

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

The solution was already in place when I began to work for the company. I don't know if they previously used a different solution or not.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model in the virtualization environment. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. If technical support was better and usability was improved, I'd rate it higher. It's the best solution on the market right… more»
SumitGadgilwar
Real User
Solution Architect at ixtel
Dec 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The warehouse is the solution's most valuable aspect. The solution is very fast.

What needs improvement?

I'm not sure about the improvements needed in the solution. The solution is quite expensive.

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

Oracle is a costly product.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd advise others to look at the solution, but to be mindful as it is costly. Whether it is right for a company or not depends on the requirements. If they have the budget, they should go for Oracle… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Choosing this solution was the choice of the database administrator. I didn't participate in the process, so I'm not sure what was used before of if other solutions were evaluated.

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What is Oracle Database In-Memory?

Oracle Database In-Memory transparently accelerates analytics by orders of magnitude while simultaneously speeding up mixed-workload OLTP. With Oracle Database In-Memory, users get immediate answers to business questions that previously took hours.

Oracle Database In-Memory delivers leading-edge in-memory performance without the need to restrict functionality, or accept compromises, complexity and risk. Deploying Oracle Database In-Memory with any existing Oracle Database compatible application is as easy as flipping a switch - no application changes are required. Oracle Database In-Memory is fully integrated with the Oracle Database’s renowned scale-up, scale-out, storage tiering, availability, and security technologies making it the most industrialstrength offering on the market.

The ability to easily perform real-time data analysis together with real-time transaction processing on all existing applications enables organizations to transform into Real-Time Enterprises that quickly make data-driven decisions, respond instantly to customer demands, and continuously optimize all key processes.

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