Oracle Database Other Advice

Craig Domanski
Infrastructure Manager at Lactanet
We started using version 7 of Oracle, and now, after so many years on the product, we are up to version 12. We have six different main production databases that we use for various things. They're all on-premise. They either run in a Linux environment or IBM AIX Unix environment. And we also use a backup Oracle cloud for backing up some of those databases. The main advice I would give other organizations would be to prepare for the costs. Oracle is kind of more expensive than in most other database software. It's also important to have a good understanding of how Oracle works and the programming. It's quite specialized. However, if you're implementing a big database environment, you need to know that anyway. Oracle is, I would say, probably the top database provider in the world. Having a big name, for us, was good because we've got other contracts from outside firms that trust us because we house our data with Oracle. At the end of the day, you get what you pay for, and we don't mind paying more for the peace of mind we get from this solution. I would rate the solution nine out of ten mostly due to the fact that it's a very solid platform and it's robust and it's scalable. It's the Cadillac of the database world. View full review »
reviewer1279539
Systems Analyst at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
It's a very good product. I'd recommend it. It's very robust. It's scalable. On side of security, it's a very secure product. And support is available from Oracle via their local partners. We are already very satisfied with this product and I would recommend it to other users as well. I'd rate it eight out of ten. View full review »
reviewer1350867
Consultant at a recruiting/HR firm with 501-1,000 employees
I'm not reselling this product. I'm using this for designing my own product, and I'm giving it as a solution to my customer. If I need to work out pricing for my customer, there may be my own raw materials that come into play. The raw materials that come into play should be considered in order to make a better pricing model, which in turn can help me get a better solution for my clients. If the base product that you use is so expensive, like this is, it doesn't make sense. I would start looking at other products. That's what I'm doing. I need to better scale my capabilities. I'd recommend Mongo Database over this product for that reason. I'd rate the solution overall eight out of ten. It's very good. It's just a bit too expensive for my purposes. View full review »
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Ricardo Tinga
Head of IT Division at Industrial Property Institute
We're not an Oracle partner. We're just a customer. We're quite comfortable with this solution at the moment. It provides us with everything we need. I'd highly recommend Oracle Database to other companies and users. We haven't had any issues at all using it aside from a few small technical issues. It's good software. It's very stable and reliable. Personally, I would rate the solution nine out of ten. It's almost perfect. View full review »
reviewer898881
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
The enterprise Oracle Manager is very good. It is an expensive solution, so I will rate this product a nine out of ten. View full review »
Reviewer342
Lead Database Developer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I would recommend Oracle Database if you have enough money and you need a big, stable system in which performance is important. We are starting to think about other solutions because of money and because of the cloud. Oracle is on the cloud, but we have started thinking about another cloud, which could use PostgreSQL and Microsoft Server. That may be our solution in the future. The most important criteria when selecting a vendor are their ability to handle a huge volume of data, security, and then price. Price is not the first one, but it's an important one. And finally, the cloud could be important. I would rate Oracle Database at nine out of ten because of the stability and because they try to improve the product in every release. The next release is always better than the previous one. From release to release, we get more performance, which is really good. Even if you aren't a DBA, there a lot of features that you can put to use by yourself. View full review »
reviewer971502
Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Our organization is partners with Oracle. We mostly implement the solution on-premise because our customer is a governmental agency. The protocol is that they cannot store information on the cloud as it is far too sensitive. I would advise other organizations to try it out. I'd recommend the solution. I would rate the solution about eight out of ten. I would rate it higher if the licensing costs were not so high. View full review »
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