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AI Data Architect at a media company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Safe, with good technical support, but they need more patches and better stability

What is our primary use case?

We are resellers. We are Oracle Vendors. We provide products for our customers.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are that it's stable, and it's safe. There is a lot of information available on the internet, so problems can easily be fixed.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more patches.  While the stability is good, it could still be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been selling Oracle Database for more than ten years in our company.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution, but it could be better.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 115 customers who are using Oracle Database. We have small to medium-sized…

What is our primary use case?

We are resellers. We are Oracle Vendors. We provide products for our customers.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are that it's stable, and it's safe.

There is a lot of information available on the internet, so problems can easily be fixed.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more patches. 

While the stability is good, it could still be better.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been selling Oracle Database for more than ten years in our company.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution, but it could be better.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 115 customers who are using Oracle Database. We have small to medium-sized companies and we have approximately five large-sized companies. 

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex. It is not easy to install.

I do the maintenance and support for our customers.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Oracle Database a seven out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: reseller
MW
Project Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Complete with features and functions suitable for complex business models

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for our applications that deal with online trading and data analysis.  Currently, we have two customers using this solution. 

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database has many useful functions and features suitable for big programs and complex business models.

What needs improvement?

Oracle Database could be easier to use. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for five years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle Database is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Database could be more scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is quite slow. It would be nice if they could respond faster.  …

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for our applications that deal with online trading and data analysis. 

Currently, we have two customers using this solution. 

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database has many useful functions and features suitable for big programs and complex business models.

What needs improvement?

Oracle Database could be easier to use. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for five years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle Database is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Database could be more scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is quite slow. It would be nice if they could respond faster. 

What about the implementation team?

Deployment and maintenance are handled by an Oracle team. We pay them for this service. 

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

Our customers buy licenses from Oracle directly.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give Oracle Database a rating of eight. 

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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System Specialist at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Easy to use and install, but the security and support need improvement

What is our primary use case?

This solution is used for the collection of data.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

Security is an area that needs to be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for years. We are using version 12.2

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle Database is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have several thousand users in our organization. 

How are customer service and technical support?

The support response time could be faster.

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

Previously, we used IBM Db2. We used IBM Db2 within the last year.

How was the initial setup?

The…

What is our primary use case?

This solution is used for the collection of data.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

Security is an area that needs to be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for years.

We are using version 12.2

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle Database is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have several thousand users in our organization. 

How are customer service and technical support?

The support response time could be faster.

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

Previously, we used IBM Db2.

We used IBM Db2 within the last year.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It was easy to install.

What other advice do I have?

I would 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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Regional Head Customer Experience at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Scalable and stable but queries performance needs improvement

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution to store all of our application's data in the database. 

What needs improvement?

The queries performance could improve compared to other products.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for over 15 years, almost 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable product. In terms of recovery, if there is a failure or some kind of fault, we can recover the data. We do not lose it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is depending on your infrastructure, if you have the hardware then you can expand it, it is all configurable. Our whole database house is running it and it has been fine.

Which solution did I use previously and why did

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution to store all of our application's data in the database. 

What needs improvement?

The queries performance could improve compared to other products.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for over 15 years, almost 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable product. In terms of recovery, if there is a failure or some kind of fault, we can recover the data. We do not lose it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is depending on your infrastructure, if you have the hardware then you can expand it, it is all configurable. Our whole database house is running it and it has been fine.

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

I have used Aruba previously which was faster at processing queries.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product.

I rate Oracle Database a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
ZelalemGedefie
Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
A scalable and easily installable solution for storing and retrieving information

What is our primary use case?

I made personal use of the solution for my projects. Customers use it as a database to store and retrieve information. 

What needs improvement?

The solution could have better security and integration. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle Database for a couple of months.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never contacted tech support. 

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

We did not use another solution prior to Oracle Database, although we do use MySQL. 

How was the initial setup?

The solution is easy to install, although I don't recall how long this took. 

What's my experience with

What is our primary use case?

I made personal use of the solution for my projects. Customers use it as a database to store and retrieve information. 

What needs improvement?

The solution could have better security and integration. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle Database for a couple of months.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never contacted tech support. 

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

We did not use another solution prior to Oracle Database, although we do use MySQL. 

How was the initial setup?

The solution is easy to install, although I don't recall how long this took. 

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

There are no licensing costs because the solution for me is open source. 

What other advice do I have?

The solution is cloud-based. 

I would recommend it to others. 

I rate Oracle Database as an eight out of ten. 

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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CN
IT Manager at a construction company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10
I'm happy with the performance

What is our primary use case?

We're using Oracle Database for corporate enterprise resources planning, manufacturing systems, etc. It's deployed in a Red Hat Linux environment.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Oracle Database for about 15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle Database is stable. I'm quite happy with the performance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Database is scalable. We're running it on around 250 devices.

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

We previously used some small-scale SQL servers running Microsoft SQL Server for access control.

How was the initial setup?

Installing Oracle Database is straightforwad. 

What's my experience with

What is our primary use case?

We're using Oracle Database for corporate enterprise resources planning, manufacturing systems, etc. It's deployed in a Red Hat Linux environment.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Oracle Database for about 15 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Oracle Database is stable. I'm quite happy with the performance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Database is scalable. We're running it on around 250 devices.

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

We previously used some small-scale SQL servers running Microsoft SQL Server for access control.

How was the initial setup?

Installing Oracle Database is straightforwad. 

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

The price should be lower. We're currently paying for it yearly.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Oracle Database 10 out of 10. I would definitely recommend it.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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JI
System Analyst and Team Lead at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
High quality features, and scalable

What is our primary use case?

We are using Oracle Database for corporation development.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database has high-level features that are very good.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been Oracle Database for approximately 12 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have approximately 200 users using this solution.

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

I have previously used MySQL.

What about the implementation team?

We have a four-person team that does the implementation and maintenance of the solution.

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

The price of the solution…

What is our primary use case?

We are using Oracle Database for corporation development.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database has high-level features that are very good.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been Oracle Database for approximately 12 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

We have approximately 200 users using this solution.

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

I have previously used MySQL.

What about the implementation team?

We have a four-person team that does the implementation and maintenance of the solution.

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

The price of the solution is expensive compared to other database solutions. We are on an annual subscription.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Gustavo Gutiérrez
Consultant Peoplesoft at NYS Consultoria
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
The solution is definitely very good for our consultancy on payroll and human resource.

What is our primary use case?

20 people in our organisation use Oracle. We are an Oracle partner. We are using Oracle version 8 and 9. We use it for finances, human resources and payroll.

What is most valuable?

The solution is definitely very good for our consultancy on payroll and human resource.

What needs improvement?

Oracle could improve the finance system. Oracle is also very expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle for 18 years. It is implemented on-premise.

How are customer service and technical support?

Oracle support takes a very long time to respond.

How was the initial setup?

The deployment and setup can take up to 6 months to be operational. It takes a very long time for our needs.

What about the implementation team?

What is our primary use case?

20 people in our organisation use Oracle. We are an Oracle partner. We are using Oracle version 8 and 9. We use it for finances, human resources and payroll.

What is most valuable?

The solution is definitely very good for our consultancy on payroll and human resource.

What needs improvement?

Oracle could improve the finance system. Oracle is also very expensive.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle for 18 years. It is implemented on-premise.

How are customer service and technical support?

Oracle support takes a very long time to respond.

How was the initial setup?

The deployment and setup can take up to 6 months to be operational. It takes a very long time for our needs.

What about the implementation team?

It takes several consultants to enable implementation.

What other advice do I have?

We recommend the solution from Oracle and I would rate the solution 8 out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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