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Guru Gangiredla
Consultant
Senior Oracle Consultant at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 04 2017

What is most valuable?

Ours is a DW environment, ETL extracts data from SAP and loads into the reporting database. The DBA objective was... more»

How has it helped my organization?

This data is of our BI reporting. This reporting is open for all the warehouse managers to know all their financial... more»

What needs improvement?

For some reason, the stats optimizer doesn't work well. We actually disabled some of these features, such as the... more»

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

Pricing and Licensing is not something I deal with. But since we have ULA, we did not have to bother about it.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No we have built this on oracle.

What other advice do I have?

You need to understand the data. You do not want to use In-Memory for all of the data. You need to understand the data,... more»
Laurent Leturgez
Consultant
Owner - Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 01 2017

What is most valuable?

Oracle has a lot of features embedded. In my opinion, Oracle In-Memory offers a lot of improvements in database performance specially for data... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Each time I've implemented the In-Memory option, the improvements have been on the performance side. This option offers a way to drastically... more»

What needs improvement?

They need to improve the Decision Support System with analytics workloads.

Which solutions did we use previously?

I tested the In-Memory equivalent in DB2 or SQL Server 2014, but they both have limitations in their uses. SAP HANA is one of the most... more»

What other advice do I have?

Implementing Oracle In-Memory is very easy, but the tuning phase is mandatory to optimize it.

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it_user521634
Real User
PeopleSoft Infrastructure & Operations Manager at City & County of San Francisco
Jan 11 2017

What is most valuable?

I cannot imagine IT today without Oracle databases. Oracle has basically delivered their data revolution with relational databases and their constant development and innovation going into the cloud.

What needs improvement?

They are coming up with more improvements than we actually want. If you ask most of the customers, they are happy with what they had 10 or 20 years back. The company has a need to make more money or beat the competition, so they constantly... more»

What other advice do I have?

We are going to be an Oracle shop for a long, long time. When looking for a vendor, I look for expertise, how quickly they can roll out the product, and the cost of implementation.
it_user521976
Real User
Sr Architect at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 05 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the performance and speed.

How has it helped my organization?

The key thing for us is that we can meet our customer SLAs because of the performance and the response time we get. The second thing is, personally, being a database person, I like... more»

What needs improvement?

A lot of new technologies have been coming in to the market in recent years. For example, SPARC, and other analytics languages. Most of the legacy databases don’t have that good... more»

What other advice do I have?

I suggest looking mostly at the interfaces; that is the key. Even if the performance is good, but the interfaces are not right, to the application or to the front end, that could... more»
it_user522027
Real User
Project Director at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 29 2016

What is most valuable?

The Oracle database is easier to program and manage, and is secure. It’s a stable, dependable product. It can handle any size database. Reliability is one of the key features necessary for a database product.

What needs improvement?

Oracle is a large company that is constantly purchasing other companies to add functionality. I think that if I want a new feature, Oracle will not listen to just me. They are marketing to a large market and not just myself. Oracle occupies... more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice it to realize that the cost of the product itself is not the only consideration. Cost for support of the product after purchase must be considered. A decision sometimes seems quite easy to make, but you need to consider many, many... more»
it_user522219
User
IT Director at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Performance. That's probably the number one. When we use it for OLTP, which is the Online Transaction Processing, the response for the end-user... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I think it still goes back to the user benefiting the most out of this, it's basically a good customer experience, the product.

What needs improvement?

Nothing right now.

Which solutions did we use previously?

No, we always needed something like this, and I've looked at Microsoft, they have a similar solution, I think they have something similar,

What other advice do I have?

Try it out first. See if it meets your expectations and go from there.
it_user119625
Real User
Director at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Jul 30 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are its real time performance and consistency.

How has it helped my organization?

We are not using it for our internal systems, but rather for our customer solutions. We can provide a high standard with this solution to our... more»

What needs improvement?

We are waiting for new features in the next release.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had started to use this solution from the beginning. We haven't switched from another solution. When selecting a vendor, we want someone who... more»

What other advice do I have?

I recommend using this solution, just as we are using it.

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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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