Oracle Database Room for Improvement

Emmanuel Morka
Head, Database Administrators at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated
The solution can be quite expensive for small and medium-sized enterprises. Not too many companies can actually afford the pricing. The way it is designed, there are a lot of constraints on the solution. Everything doesn't just happen at once. Oracle doesn't handle SQL. You can use other products for that instead, including another Oracle product. If you need SQL, you can use MongoDB, MariaDB, or the Cassandras. View full review »
Craig Domanski
Infrastructure Manager at Lactanet
The main thing we find could use improvement is the licensing costs. It is quite expensive relative to other database vendors. Cost always comes up as an issue for us as we consider upgrade paths. It's not as easy as we would like it to be. While we really like Oracle, it's difficult sometimes to upgrade from version to version. I'd like to see the high availability option become available in the standard edition. We have a couple of databases that are still in the standard edition, and we'd like to be able to back those up and have higher availability. View full review »
reviewer1384575
Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Our Oracle database is very expensive, so probably the cost is an area that can be improved. The cost of the product. The actual features that might need to be improved is a question that is better answered by any IT person or administrator because they know specifically what are the limitations and what the challenges that they face in using the product or the brand. On the end-user side, it is all transparent and we depend completely on the administration to care for the stability of the product. So we do not know what they experience on the administrative end as we are isolated from those issues. I don't know if the services are slowing down or if there's an issue and the product is not performing as expected. If something happens and there is a switchover to using the back-up or something like that, we do not see any of that as end-users. View full review »
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Arief Gunawan
Product manager at Metrodata Electronics Tbk PT
Oracle needs to improve its cluster technologies. They need to improve in the cluster technology using ARC due to the fact that sometimes people think that they have a redundant server when they are using ARC with the cluster and think that will increase the performance. In reality, if they are using ii with a big workload, sometimes the performance is not increasing, and can sometimes actually impacts it in such a way that there's some degradation in the performance. Oracle has covered all the aspects of the market requirement. Let's say someone who searches for a security solution that has high availability, security, manageability, and performance. That's all of the IT requirements, basically, and they are all covered by Oracle. There aren't features lacking, in that sense. That said, while that's a true statement in terms of on-premises deployments, and Oracle really is is the number one database technology, when it comes to the cloud, it's still a question about how good Oracle really is. Most of our customers are using Azure or maybe AWS. Not Oracle. That's the one area that Oracle should improve. View full review »
Omar Al-Qaysie
Senior Chief Engineer at ministry of electricity
The solution can be quite expensive. It would be ideal if they could work on the pricing model in order to figure out how to lower the licensing. It takes time to learn Oracle. There's a bit of a learning curve. It's not easy to use at first, however, slowly, day by day, you can get and develop your skills. There are a lot of YouTube videos and tons of material on Google that you can access. You can also easily find so many training institutes all over the world if you really want to understand aspects of the product. It would be ideal if Oracle could initiate some sort of learning center in Iraq. Even if it's just on Youtube, if it can be catered towards Iraqis to showcase the technology in the form of online Youtube videos or webinars, it would be extremely useful for expanding the solution within the Iraqi market. Right now, competitors like Microsoft can easily come in and just say "here's what we do, and at less cost than Oracle". The initial setup is a little complex. View full review »
Arief Gunawan
Product manager at Metrodata Electronics Tbk PT
I'm in Indonesia. From what I know, Ali Cloud has already built a center in Indonesia, and Google also has a data center in Indonesia. I have heard that Amazon will also build a data center in Indonesia, and the same will be with Azure if they deal with the Indonesian government. I'm quite appreciative of what Amazon has done by deciding to have a local data center. I expect Oracle to do the same, but Oracle doesn't seem to have plans to build a data center in Indonesia. This is something that needs to be improved. Oracle should follow all the other cloud providers who see a potential market in Indonesia. It would be better for Oracle to be equal to other cloud providers and have a data center in Indonesia so they can compete. Having a local data center means that they can avoid performance issues, the latency of the network, and all the things that are related to the network for internet-based solutions. Customers in Indonesia expect a local data center. View full review »
reviewer1279539
Systems Analyst at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
It all depends on the requirements we have. Right now, it's fulfilling our current ERP requirements. We don't really find that any features are lacking. View full review »
reviewer1350867
Consultant at a recruiting/HR firm with 501-1,000 employees
For our organization, the price is the main factor that needs improvement. They charge you exorbitantly for a license, and, I would say, they are not doing justice to today's industry requirements when it comes to a pricing model. They talk about cloud hybrid on-prem solutions, and they tell you that you have a cloud solution that will benefit your company considerably, however, it's just a lot of cut-throat pricing that they offer. From the perspective of using the database in a legacy product, some people are usually stuck with it, and they need to continue working on that. That's a new thing they have not been able to change. The licensing model works in a different way altogether. It's not really very friendly for management to take decisions when it comes to executing licensing right for a product like this. If their database encryption features could come in bytes, that would be a major improvement. They should bring the encryption model to their standard databases as well. View full review »
Osama Mustafa
Cloud Expert | DevOps | Oracle Consultant at confidential
The additional features that should be included in the database: I would like to see improvements for database security products. View full review »
Ricardo Tinga
Head of IT Division at Industrial Property Institute
Occasionally I do have some technical issues. However, there are very good communities that can help solve problems, so It's not too bad. It could be slightly more intuitive, but other than that, we really like it as a solution. For our type of usage, we don't have any particular requirements or needs that the solution doesn't provide. I can't speak to any features that may be lacking in general. Right now, I don't find that it's lacking in any regard. View full review »
reviewer898881
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
I would like to see an improvement in the upgrade process. Sometimes it's very complicated to upgrade from one version to another. We are currently running the Oracle version 12 and we may need to upgrade in the future. These upgrades are not very simple and should be made more user-friendly. If it could be more affordable, it would be a plus. Because the product is very expensive. View full review »
reviewer1439427
Delivery Head IT & IS at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
There are SQL plan flips that are happening with version 12c. We would basically like to have the next version wherein we don't see such plan flips because they create performance issues. There are quite a lot of features that I would like to see, but this is the main one for now. View full review »
Mina Riad
Senior Database Administrator Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The cost needs to be reduced because right now, all of our customers are asking us about how they can migrate to any open-source database. This is a very common question and I have been checking our ability to migrate, as well as the tools that we have for doing so, to a product like PostgreSQL. Oracle is an RDBMS, although most of our customers are now moving towards Big Data. There are open-source databases and you don't need a schema. You can store whatever you want. I would like Oracle to do more for Big Data in the future. View full review »
reviewer1264416
Domain Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
It needs to be more stable, as recently we have experienced some issues. The support should be more customer-friendly. The pricing should be reduced. View full review »
reviewer1449669
Divisional Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
There are plenty of options and features in this solution, but they are, somehow, not being used very well. Therefore, training and support should be increased and improved for this solution. They can make people aware of how to make proper use of their server so that people can optimize it because its cost is just too much. They can provide training on the policies and procedures to be used for archiving and all such things. There should be some kind of segregation in licensing. With a full license, all options should be available. There should also be a basic license with limited functionalities. This kind of basic license would be useful for us because we don't use most of the functionalities. View full review »
reviewer971502
Product Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The licenses are quite expensive. They should work on making it more affordable for their customers and it needs to be simplified. The database environment needs to be cheaper. By making it less expensive, Oracle would be more competitive with other database vendors. View full review »
reviewer1388343
Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
While working with 20-30 terabytes is okay using this solution, if you have Big Data, data that's much bigger than that, you will run into issues. It's a problem I have right now. They should support much more data. Aside from that, the solution isn't lacking any features that I can think of. It's an almost perfect solution, aside from the data issues we face. View full review »
reviewer1468959
Oracle Database Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am not very satisfied with the support at times. You don't always get the support at the time you want and need it. The price could be better. My experience has been perfect, but there is always room for improvement for everything. View full review »
reviewer1026435
Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The database has a lot and not everything is known to every user. The licensing is a bit complicated. I am trying to configure the GoldenGate and I find that you have to connect to the classic one in big data, I should use only one instead of two to stream the data to streaming platforms. The integration with other vendor solutions needs improvement. It is difficult to connect to other hardware. I would like to see more focus on the features that are supporting the new technology, rather than just focus on the hardware. View full review »
Baruch Hod
DBA Dept. Manager at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
The price of the Oracle Database should be cheaper. View full review »
reviewer1455528
Technical Delivery Manager at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
When it comes to Oracle, the only complaint that I have is their support. For business-critical cases, finding support is a little bit difficult because of the timezone difference. They should provide faster support to resolve issues on time. View full review »
Kaan Çelik
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
RonanCunali
Product Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
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. View full review »
Khalil Dahham
Senior Lead Developer at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
The initial setup can be simplified. View full review »
reviewer1463181
Sr. Professional Security Compliance at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
The licensing formulation could be improved; it's too complicated and very rigid. View full review »
VivekGupta3
Regional Head Customer Experience at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
The queries performance could improve compared to other products. View full review »
Kevin Slack
Database Analyst at Talbots
Oracle needs to stop suing users. The documentation needs improvement because as it is now, providing support is a headache. View full review »
Mario Freire
Consultor de TI at Ultragaz
Solutions for cloud developers are in need of improvement. Cheap and easy solutions for startups need to be made available. We would like to see Oracle Apex as an independent and paid solution. View full review »
Agus Nurhalim
Director Of Services at Dinamika Berkah Abadi
The price tag is very high and most cannot afford it. View full review »
Gene Deans
Member at Idaho National Laboratory
The Oracle Database could improve on integration with other infrastructure systems like Active Directory. View full review »
Samis Saurabh
Associate Consultant Oracle DBA at ATOS GITSS Pvt. Ltd.
This product would be improved with Support Services for more production access. View full review »
Oracledev67
Lead Oracle Developer and DevOps Engineer at Versent
The cost of this solution needs to be improved. View full review »
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