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 »
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 »
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Reviewer342
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 »
operatio515592
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 »
Software195e
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 »
KevinJudah
Head Database Administration at Co-operative Bank of Kenya
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 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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