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Systems Administrator at Dairibord
Real User
Stable and easy to install

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for managing our ERP solutions. We use SAP as well. Oracle Database is deployed on-prem. 

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features is the stability. 

What needs improvement?

Oracle Database could be improved by adding more automation. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for around 15 years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very, very, very stable. 

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

We didn't use another solution before Oracle. At that time, I think most of the applications that we were using weren't running on a database.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is very straightforward. I…

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is for managing our ERP solutions. We use SAP as well. Oracle Database is deployed on-prem. 

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features is the stability. 

What needs improvement?

Oracle Database could be improved by adding more automation. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for around 15 years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This solution is very, very, very stable. 

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

We didn't use another solution before Oracle. At that time, I think most of the applications that we were using weren't running on a database.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is very straightforward. I have no complaints. We did it ourselves and it didn't take much time. I think we've done it three times and you can install it in a day or two. We've also done upgrades along the way. 

What about the implementation team?

We implemented through an in-house team. 

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

We pay for a yearly licensing subscription. Funds permitting, we have plans to increase usage for Oracle Database in the new year. 

What other advice do I have?

I rate Oracle Database a 10 out of 10. I would definitely recommend this solution to others. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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RC
Product Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
MSP
Top 20
The integration is a good aspect but the CRM could be improved.

What is our primary use case?

Our users access the database via a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. It provides the basis of all the information in the company including information about suppliers, customers, and end-users. We have about 300 users.

What is most valuable?

The backup system is good. We back up all our key marketing data. The integration is a good aspect of Oracle.

What needs improvement?

CRM could be improved. What I mean by that is the CRM is composed of NetSuite and the Oracle database to perform the functions of a CRM. Both of these need to be improved. It is not very user friendly and there is not enough customization.

For how long have I used the solution?

I joined the company two years ago. The Oracle database is the only one we use that I…

What is our primary use case?

Our users access the database via a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. It provides the basis of all the information in the company including information about suppliers, customers, and end-users. We have about 300 users.

What is most valuable?

The backup system is good. We back up all our key marketing data. The integration is a good aspect of Oracle.

What needs improvement?

CRM could be improved. What I mean by that is the CRM is composed of NetSuite and the Oracle database to perform the functions of a CRM. Both of these need to be improved. It is not very user friendly and there is not enough customization.

For how long have I used the solution?

I joined the company two years ago. The Oracle database is the only one we use that I know of. The database is deployed on a private cloud.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is good. It is a very stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability is good. 

How was the initial setup?

The setup is difficult.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Oracle database 7 out of 10. To get this up to 10 they would need to improve the interface.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud

If public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, which cloud provider do you use?

Other
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CM
CIO at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Provides great security and support for our business

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution has great security."
  • "Lacks features that would improve database performance."

What is our primary use case?

This solution is the corporate base that supports ERP solutions and all our systems. We are customers of Oracle and I'm the CIO. 

What is most valuable?

There are two valuable features for us; the security of the solution and the availability that this database offers us. With the increased move to digital processes, availability is very important for supporting our business.

What needs improvement?

The performance could be improved and I think they should work towards providing features that will improve database performance. It would also be helpful if they could come up with something to detect performance problems more easily.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using this solution for 20 years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable. Our company has over 1,000 users and we'll keep it at that for the time being. 

How are customer service and support?

The technical support is very good. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is quite straightforward but it requires a professional Oracle database administrator who is an in-house employee.

What other advice do I have?

It's important to evaluate the availability in a corporate database. It's also worth assessing how the database is protected against cyber attacks and how difficult it is to maintain and administer it.

I rate this solution nine out of 10. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Bhavien C Nayak
Chief Financial Officer at a pharma/biotech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Easy to use, works well, and integrates well

Pros and Cons

  • "I am not an IT person. I am an end-user of this solution, and based on my experience, it is comfortable to work with. Everything is okay, and the data is timely available. It can also be easily integrated."
  • "Their local support can be better. Local support is a challenge in Africa for all IT companies."

What is our primary use case?

This is our database for ERP and all other things.

What is most valuable?

I am not an IT person. I am an end-user of this solution, and based on my experience, it is comfortable to work with. Everything is okay, and the data is timely available. It can also be easily integrated.

What needs improvement?

Their local support can be better. Local support is a challenge in Africa for all IT companies.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately a hundred users in our organization. We plan to keep using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Their technical support is good, but there is no local support. Local support is a challenge in Africa for all IT companies.

What about the implementation team?

For deployment, we have three full-time employees and a few consultants.

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

We have bought a license, and it was a one-time cost.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten. My experience as an end-user has been good with this solution. I have not used any other product or have knowledge of any other product.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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RR
Manager, Special Projects at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Offers good security and supports customization

What is our primary use case?

We have numerous clients using Oracle Database, and they can choose the size of the solution they require. We have around 500 technical staff in our office to assist our clients when they need assistance. We support our customers for both hardware and software. We provide support for any particular Oracle resource they're using.

What is most valuable?

Oracle offers good security and supports customization. 

What needs improvement?

Oracle is a costly product, and it requires a lot of resources.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle Database for about eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle is a stable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

Oracle technical…

What is our primary use case?

We have numerous clients using Oracle Database, and they can choose the size of the solution they require. We have around 500 technical staff in our office to assist our clients when they need assistance. We support our customers for both hardware and software. We provide support for any particular Oracle resource they're using.

What is most valuable?

Oracle offers good security and supports customization. 

What needs improvement?

Oracle is a costly product, and it requires a lot of resources.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle Database for about eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle is a stable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

Oracle technical support is useful, and we rely on them often.

How was the initial setup?

Oracle is a large implementation, especially in Oracle Enterprise Edition. Oracle provide good support for implementations, however.

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

Oracle is an expensive product.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Some of our customers ask us to provide a list of features for different products, which we provide, along with a cost analysis, if they wish to look at alternatives, but these can vary. Customers make their own decisions based on the information we provide.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Oracle 8 out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Lucas Sain
Chief Technology Officer at SYSDE
Real User
Top 5
High performance, reliable, and excellent technical support

Pros and Cons

  • "The main feature of Oracle Database is its performance."
  • "Oracle could improve by providing better integration with other solutions, such as Angular platforms."

What is our primary use case?

We use Oracle Database for the solution we make using Oracle APEX for our clients. Oracle Database can be used in all sectors, we have many clients in the financial sector. 

What is most valuable?

The main feature of Oracle Database is its performance.

What needs improvement?

Oracle could improve by providing better integration with other solutions, such as Angular platforms. We have a lot of pressure from our customers to have this type of compatibility, we end up using other solutions that tend to mimic the functionality but it is not natural, expensive, and is difficult to maintain.

We have already seen some tools that they are working on, but they are in an experimental stage and do not look too promising. There is a need for more collaboration moving forward. In the past it was beautiful, now the world is collaborative, and it is hard to have that integration with everybody else.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for approximately 30 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is reliable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support from Oracle is very good.

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

The price of the solution could be reduced.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Oracle Database an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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Irad Dukad
IT Manager at ducart
Real User
Top 5
Stable solution for running ERP software

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution is very stable."
  • "The solution is not easy to use and maintain."

What is our primary use case?

I use the solution to run my ERP software.

What needs improvement?

The solution is not for everyday use. It is not easy to use and maintain. As it is on a Linux server, all its maintenance is outsourced for management as a DBA. 

The interface could be more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for 15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution could be more scalable. 

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

I did not use other solutions prior to using Oracle Database.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex.

It can take up to 48 hours.

What about the implementation team?

We made use of an integrator. 

I pay to have the deployment and maintenance outsourced.

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

There is a need to pay for a license for the solution. This must be done annually. 

The license is inexpensive. 

What other advice do I have?

We use the solution in an organizational setting. There are between 30 and 40 licenses. 

I would not recommend this product to just anyone, only to technical professionals. 

I rate Oracle Database as an eight out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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KD
Senior Lead Developer at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Stable, with good real application security and support but the setup needs to be simplified

What is our primary use case?

We are third-party administrators and we use Oracle Database as our main Database.

What is most valuable?

What I like most is the real application security. I have been working with it recently.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup can be simplified.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with this solution since the beginning, for more than 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is not a problem. It's more stable than other solutions.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. We haven't encountered any problems. We use partitioning and sharding.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is not a problem. We…

What is our primary use case?

We are third-party administrators and we use Oracle Database as our main Database.

What is most valuable?

What I like most is the real application security. I have been working with it recently.

What needs improvement?

The initial setup can be simplified.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with this solution since the beginning, for more than 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Stability is not a problem. It's more stable than other solutions.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. We haven't encountered any problems. We use partitioning and sharding.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is not a problem. We receive all of the technical support that we need.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex. 

The installation of Oracle products is not usually as straightforward as dealing with Microsoft products for example.

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

It's expensive. I would say that it is more expensive than other competing products.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate Oracle Database a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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