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Deputy IT Manager at ICAPP (Americana Group)
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Stable and flexible, easy to use with a user-friendly interface

Pros and Cons

  • "The interface is user-friendly."
  • "Oracle is not easy to integrate with other systems, which is something that should be improved."

What is our primary use case?

I primarily deal with infrastructure and do not manage applications but in the company, we use Oracle for our financial applications.

What is most valuable?

Oracle is a product that is easy to use.

The interface is user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

Oracle is not easy to integrate with other systems, which is something that should be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I began using Oracle approximately 10 years ago.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable database product and we plan to continue using it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Database is scalable. We have approximately 100 users in the organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not been in contact with Oracle's technical support.

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

We use SQL in other applications, including Salesforce.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is complex.

What about the implementation team?

We had assistance from a third party that we outsourced for the deployment. It was a two-person team of engineers.

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

Licensing is on a yearly basis.

What other advice do I have?

Oracle Database is a popular product that is used around the world and has a very large market share, compared to SAP.

In summary, this is a product that is really stable and flexible with a user-friendly interface, and I recommend it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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MH
IT Architect at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Real User
Reliable, feature-rich, and secure

Pros and Cons

  • "I like the enterprise features as well as the stability."
  • "I believe that the simplicity of installation and configuration for logging in to Microsoft and PostgreSQL could be improved."

What is our primary use case?

We use Oracle Database for banking and data warehousing.

What is most valuable?

I like the enterprise features as well as the stability.

What needs improvement?

The pricing model and scalability could both be improved.

The level of global support given could be improved.

I believe that the simplicity of installation and configuration for logging in to Microsoft and PostgreSQL could be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Oracle Database for 20 years.

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?

When it comes to scalability, Oracle Database is not at the top, but it is better than some of its competitors.

We have hundreds of users in our organization.

How are customer service and support?

The local support is fine, but the global support is terrible, and not worth the cost.

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

Previously, we used IBM products.

We are also using Microsoft.

We use PostgreSQL, but it is not currently in production.

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

The pricing model could be better.

When using this solution, there are no additional costs.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend PostgreSQL for long-term use. 

I haven't seen an alternative if they need a reliable and secure solution for a mission-critical quality control system, because Microsoft lacks enterprise features and PostgreSQL isn't well-established in banking.

I would rate Oracle Database an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Kaan Çelik
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Feature rich, stability like a shield and installs fairly easy

Pros and Cons

  • "When we are not able to solve a problem we immediately contacted Oracle support team to help us solve it."
  • "If you just install a database, it's easy but if you install some other programs it can be a little bit longer and difficult to install."

What is most valuable?

I would refer to Oracle's solution like a shield, it is very stable and has many features.

What needs improvement?

They could improve on making changes to their software faster, they are a large company and sometimes changes are slow. Also, Oracle can improve themselves in the cloud for Microsoft Azure systems.

For how long have I used the solution?

I started using the solution 12 years ago.

How are customer service and technical support?

When we are not able to solve a problem, we immediately contacted Oracle support team to help us solve it. They normally respond in a timely manner.

How was the initial setup?

The installation can be easy. It depends on what you install. If you just install a database, it's easy but if you install some other programs it can be a little bit longer and difficult to install. 

What about the implementation team?

We have a team of approximately 10 technicians working on the deployment. Sometimes the deployment of the product can reach some barriers, not because of a fault of Oracle but sometimes the hardware systems being installed on are older and can cause some problems. 

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

It would be a benefit if there were different pricing levels to help different size businesses. The product is a bit expensive compared to other competitors. 

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Oracle Database, I love Oracle. 

I rate Oracle Database a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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JS
Data Quality Specialist at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Intuitive interface and easy to use, but monitoring processes could improve

What is our primary use case?

Most of the use cases for Oracle Database I was involved in were for data migration. I was performing analysis and writing scripts to support the data migration from one data model to a new data model within the database. I wrote PVT scripts to test to make sure that the actions expected were all completed correctly. Additionally, I did ad hoc analysis in Oracle Health data quality issues and potential issues.

What is most valuable?

The interface of Oracle Database is very workable and easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The monitoring of processes that are executing could be better. I find it very difficult to find processes that had been in a suspended state in order to stop them.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Oracle…

What is our primary use case?

Most of the use cases for Oracle Database I was involved in were for data migration. I was performing analysis and writing scripts to support the data migration from one data model to a new data model within the database. I wrote PVT scripts to test to make sure that the actions expected were all completed correctly. Additionally, I did ad hoc analysis in Oracle Health data quality issues and potential issues.

What is most valuable?

The interface of Oracle Database is very workable and easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The monitoring of processes that are executing could be better. I find it very difficult to find processes that had been in a suspended state in order to stop them.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Oracle Database for approximately one year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is reliable and stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 10 to 100 users using the solution in my organization.

What about the implementation team?

I work in a medium to large enterprise and there are dedicated teams that do the implementation and maintenance of the solutions.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. It is a good performing database on medium to large data sets. The SQL Developer is a full-function user interface.

I rate Oracle Database a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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SM
Director at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy to scale, easy to use, and has good support

Pros and Cons

  • "Oracle Database is easy to use."
  • "I would also like to see more features added and the stability needs improvement."

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution as the core database in the banking and insurance systems.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more security included.

I would also like to see more features added and the stability needs improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Oracle Database for five years.

We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability of the Oracle Database needs to be improved.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Database is a very scalable product.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is great, but it can be faster.

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

Our users have used Windows 10.

I have used Oracle Linux for six years.

How was the initial setup?

For someone who has used Oracle, before it's easy.

We have a DBA and our technical team of six who maintain this solution.

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

The license fee is paid annually.

The fees are another area that can be improved. The pricing should be cheaper.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I would rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten. Because we work in banking and insurance systems, many people use this solution.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
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Muammer öztürk
Software Development Manager at gama
Real User
Is powerful, fast, and easy to install

Pros and Cons

  • "It's powerful and fast, and the backup system is wonderful."
  • "Even if you have backup discs and never use Data Guard, you still have to pay for a license for it."

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use it for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and HR. We also use it for financial modules and inventory.

What is most valuable?

The database is perfect. It's powerful and fast, and the backup system is wonderful.

It is easy to install as well.

What needs improvement?

After Oracle bought Sun Microsystems, they blocked all patches, even while using Solaris 8 or 9. So, we cannot get the patches for them.

You have to purchase extra licenses for Oracle Data Guard. Even if you have backup discs and never use Data Guard, you still have to pay for a license for it.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Oracle Database since 2002.

How are customer service and technical support?

We are satisfied with Oracle's technical support. Depending on the situation, they may respond within an hour or in a day to weeks if testing needs to be done.

How was the initial setup?

Oracle Database is easy to install. I have never come across a big problem during these 20 years.

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

Oracle requires you to purchase extra licenses for Oracle Data Guard.

What other advice do I have?

Oracle seems to be losing power and losing customers in the last two to three years. However, I still think it's a good solution and rate it at nine on a scale from one to ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Viranjan Anawaratne
Senior Manager -Datacenter Planning and Operations at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
A stable database solution with high performance levels

What is our primary use case?

We are running Oracle databases in Oracle Exadata.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database is very stable. In terms of stability and performance, Oracle is super. On the database side, Oracle is number one in our tests.

What needs improvement?

The price could be better. Oracle Database could also be easier to scale. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle Database for quite a long time, and probably since 2002. 

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 easier to scale. As Exadata is not easily scalable, Oracle Database is also not easy to scale. We have over 10,000 applications running…

What is our primary use case?

We are running Oracle databases in Oracle Exadata.

What is most valuable?

Oracle Database is very stable. In terms of stability and performance, Oracle is super. On the database side, Oracle is number one in our tests.

What needs improvement?

The price could be better. Oracle Database could also be easier to scale. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Oracle Database for quite a long time, and probably since 2002. 

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 easier to scale. As Exadata is not easily scalable, Oracle Database is also not easy to scale. We have over 10,000 applications running on Oracle Database.

How are customer service and support?

We use a local Oracle company for support, and they help us whenever someone has an issue.

How was the initial setup?

We have done a lot of Oracle Database installations, and we are pretty familiar with it. So, it's easy for us.

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

The Oracle license is quite expensive, and we pay on a yearly basis.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Oracle Database to new users if they can afford the price.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give Oracle Database a ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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SN
DGM Data Centre at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Reliable, scales well, and easy to install

What is our primary use case?

All of our critical databases are running on Oracle Database.

What is most valuable?

They continue to improve and are always introducing new features.

What needs improvement?

More integration, in my opinion, would be beneficial.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Oracle Database for 20 to 30 years. Because we have a long-term contract with the software team, we are always up to date. It's always the most up-to-date version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Because Oracle Database is incredibly stable, it has been used for 20 to 30 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Database is a scalable solution. It is being worked on by the development team. As a…

What is our primary use case?

All of our critical databases are running on Oracle Database.

What is most valuable?

They continue to improve and are always introducing new features.

What needs improvement?

More integration, in my opinion, would be beneficial.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Oracle Database for 20 to 30 years.

Because we have a long-term contract with the software team, we are always up to date. It's always the most up-to-date version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Because Oracle Database is incredibly stable, it has been used for 20 to 30 years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Oracle Database is a scalable solution.

It is being worked on by the development team. As a result, it's reaching our entire organization's population.

How are customer service and support?

I have never contacted technical support.

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

Previously, we were using NetVault. We also use MySQL.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is very straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We have the necessary expertise to set up and deploy this solution in-house.

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

We have a subscription.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I would rate Oracle Database an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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