Oracle Database Room for Improvement

Maurice Aelion
Senior DBA & IT Consultant at MA Consulting
Oracle is going now to what we call autonomous databases. Personally, I don’t believe in autonomous databases that will manage themselves. It might be that in the cloud versions they actually have the ability of doing that for you, managing the infrastructure, fixing all the patches that you need, and so on. Still, the tuning business has a long way to go to be completely autonomous. There is still a need for a person to manage the database, especially the performance and tuning. It might be those future databases - not in the near future but in the distant future - will be autonomous completely. Oracle could be one of the first to incorporate that. 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 »
Robert Houben
Technical Project Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
In the case noted above, the converted legacy data was stored as XML. The 11gR2 version we converted to stored it as a Character Large OBject (CLOB). The next version of Oracle has a native XML data type, which provides better support for indexing the XML data. View full review »
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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 »
Lead Database Developer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Its performance could always be better and better but, other than that, I can't think of any additional features I would like to see. View full review »
David Gubly
DBA Team Leader at Hadassah Hospital
There are a lot of bugs in the Oracle Database, and it would be better if the bugs would be solved more quickly than they are today. The bugs could be anything. They could be related to any problem. For example, we had a problem with the physical standby, and the bugs had already been there for a few years in the databases, but not solved in the newer versions. View full review »
Operations Engineering Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Support and Patching. I found MS SQL Server support more helpful in many cases where in they internally rope in technology experts from different layers rather than pushing back on the clients, something Oracle can incorporate for sure. View full review »
Team Leader at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Upgrade is the most critical phase for the lifecycle of a database. In order to be sure that the migration succeeds, you need to be up-to-date. Therefore, regularly install the patchset and security updates. View full review »
Software Engineer at a media company with 10,001+ employees
* Integration with big data would be helpful since we are planning to load a lot of big data. * A lot of features have bugs or choose the wrong way to process data. Sometimes, we struggle with that. View full review »
Anil Jagtap
Asst. Manager in production at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The compression does not give much value-add or provide performance benefits as was highlighted. View full review »
Head Database Administration at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Auditing could be improved, especially granular auditing. The unified audit trail in 12c is great, however its extraction in a highly busy environment is quite a challenge. View full review »
Kevin Slack
Database Analyst at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oracle needs to stop suing users. The documentation needs improvement because as it is now, providing support is a headache. View full review »
Agus Nurhalim
Director Of Services with 501-1,000 employees
The price tag is very high and most cannot afford it. View full review »
Gene Deans
Member with self employed
The Oracle Database could improve on integration with other infrastructure systems like Active Directory. View full review »
Samis Saurabh
Associate Consultant Oracle DBA at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
This product would be improved with Support Services for more production access. View full review »
Lead Oracle Developer and DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The cost of this solution needs to be improved. View full review »
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