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Maurice Aelion
Real User
Senior DBA at MA Consulting
Jun 28 2018

What is most valuable?

Oracle is one of the most advanced systems when compared with other databases in the market. Oracle has the ability to... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It fits any kind of model that we would like to incorporate in our organization, whether it's a data warehouse,... more»

What needs improvement?

Oracle is going now to what we call autonomous databases. Personally, I don’t believe in autonomous databases that will... more»

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

The main issue where I feel that Oracle still has a problem is with the licensing. Licensing is still expensive and the... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We didn’t switch. Oracle has always been a leader in the field of relational databases. Today, in Israel especially,... more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor, the most important thing is that they have people who know the business. We have some... more»
Ilker Taysi
Real User
Oracle DBA at Roketsan Missiles Inc.
Nov 23 2016

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database has had a multiple-concurrent-user control system from the very beginning. Most enterprise database solutions have recently... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have the opportunity to easily open service requests and get answers from the professional Oracle teams. We have the advanced customer... more»

What needs improvement?

We have not been using the new release yet, we are running on 11g. We haven’t had much opportunity to deeply examine 12c yet. See my comments in... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

When I was hired by my current company, they were already using the Oracle E-Business Suite, which obviously works with same database.

What other advice do I have?

Oracle is the most ACID-compliant database, and it is the most professional proficient OLTP database in the world today. Look at the prices for... more»
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architec8a80
Consultant
Oracle Exadata /Oracle 12c Multi-Tenant/Oracle Golden Gate Consultant at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 13 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature we have found is the multi-tenancy. You can set up background processes and memory at the container level, not at the pluggable level. he second thing is,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Instead of maintaining multiple servers, multiple databases, multiple disaster recovery solution setups for several levels, if you implement the 12c multi-tenancy, I only have to... more»

What needs improvement?

Upgrades.

What other advice do I have?

When you upgrade from 11g to 12c, consider your execution plans. Before upgrading, check it out in the QA and development environments. The third thing is, when you go about... more»
Natik Ameen
Real User
Sr Oracle Database Administrator at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 05 2017

What do you think of Oracle Database?

Oracle released the latest version of its flagship database product last year. The release was a big one because Oracle changed the fundamental architecture of the database. This was done to provide flexibility to manage and provision a database in the Cloud environment. In 12c, Oracle introduced the much touted Multitenancy feature consisting of the Container and Pluggable database concept. Even though five hundred other new features were released along with it, every discussion of 12c will revolve around the new Multitenant Databases Architecture. One of the requirements when developing the Multitenant Database was that it should allow organizations to consolidate multiple databases into a single database instance, with ease. This allows for efficient sharing of Operating...
Adnan Nasir
Real User
Senior Hyperion Systems Architect at Loudoun County Govt.
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

The best aspect of Oracle Database is that it allows integration of our ERP and EPM suite of applications and databases. It's integrated tightly together, and we prefer that, as we think it's best to stick with a single vendor as much as... more»

What needs improvement?

It needs a better, less technical interface. I'm not an expert on our RDBMS as we have our own database administrator, so especially on a Linux environment Oracle needs to make progress on the user-friendliness of the UI. In my opinion, I've... more»

What other advice do I have?

You should consider whether you're going to go physical or virtual, Windows or Linux, etc. You should do your due diligence and know what you want. We decided to put Essbase and Database on Linux. We put everything else on Windows, the reason... more»
Robert Houben
Real User
Technical Project Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 18 2018

What is most valuable?

RAC clustering allowed us to improve performance and provided additional redundancy. In general, the enterprise-grade... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Switching to Oracle significantly increased stability of the application, and enabled ongoing growth of the... more»

What needs improvement?

In the case noted above, the converted legacy data was stored as XML. The 11gR2 version we converted to stored it as a... more»

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

Be prepared to pay for consulting services, and do not underestimate the time required to find and hire good quality... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

The previous solution was a non-relational multi-valued database called jBASE. The database size was exceeding the... more»

What other advice do I have?

Do a couple dry runs do thorough testing to ensure that everything will work as expected.
it_user522009
Real User
Database Architect at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 16 2016

What is most valuable?

It's stable, scalable, transportable – all of that combined together; it's a reliable platform; more knowledge base; and more pertinent support.

What needs improvement?

I think Oracle could provide some more user-friendly, front-end toolsets. Even though it's for techies, that would be nice. I know they have... more»

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

Everything is good but pricing-wise, it's still struggling with that. It's very difficult to justify their costs sometimes in the board room.

Which solutions did we use previously?

This product came in before I joined my current company. I think it was influenced by their ERP system which they brought over in 1998. Lawson... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend the products I have experience with. I don't just say yes or no, or give just one or two options; I give you a bit more. I... more»
it_user521568
Real User
Principal Software Architect at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 19 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are it's accessibility and speed for retrieving data that I need, along with the ease of use. That's the most important thing: getting the data out. It’s... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I'm able to provide analytical data to end users easily, quickly, using a lot of built-in functionalities that the database provides. I don't have to export data to Excel and run a... more»

What needs improvement?

The biggest area for improvement for me is the error messaging. When it returns errors, it gives you a number; here's why I can't insert a character into a number field. One of the... more»

What other advice do I have?

It's well worth the investment. It might scare you up front because, yes, there are other, less-expensive options out there for your database, but if you plan on building an... more»
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Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. Oracle Database 12c also includes in-memory data processing capabilities for breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database 12c comes in two editions to fit your business needs and budget: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2.

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