Oracle Database Scalability

Maurice Aelion
Senior DBA & IT Consultant at MA Consulting
Scalability is one of the biggest features of Oracle Database. We can scale out or scale in using clusters, using the shard solutions that we have in the market today. Oracle brings a large number of methods for scaling. View full review »
Osama Mustafa
Cloud Expert | DevOps | Oracle Consultant at confidential
The Performance for the database in general is good and the tools to analyze the performance in case you have some issue it's perfect and make it easier for you. View full review »
Robert Houben
Technical Project Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Because of the way the application used the database, we found that two data servers increased performance, but a third one decreased it. This was a limitation based on the way the legacy application configured and used their data and how they did their own locking, which made their lock table a hotspot for the clustering, among other issues. View full review »
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reviewer898881
Security Specialist at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees
Oracle is very scalable. We have no issues with that, even though we have a large database. We currently have about a hundred users. View full review »
Reviewer342
Lead Database Developer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
The scalability is quite good. We have experience in many countries with distributed systems and it has really satisfied us, and our clients are satisfied as well. View full review »
it_user522093
DBA at CSG
It scales well so far, no issues at all, but some of the advanced features are pretty expensive, especially on engineered systems like Exadata. View full review »
David Gubly
DBA Team Leader at Hadassah Hospital
We are already working in Iraq. We also bought Oracle Database Appliance, and we are happy with that product too. View full review »
it_user522141
DBA Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It's absolutely scalable. The 12c version is way more scalable than how it was in the 11g version. It does solve that problem. View full review »
it_user521772
Vice President, Global Technology at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's easy to scale. You can add more memory, more storage. If you need to scale horizontally, you can add one more node. It's a pretty scalable product. View full review »
operatio515592
Operations Engineering Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Oracle systems are highly scalable, Backup and Recovery strategy needs to be tweaked and is not as scalable as core database system. It needs some special attention to meet your RTO View full review »
it_user457482
Team Leader at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
it_user522036
System Admin
In my organization we don't have the need for scalability as much because we are a fixed size. We grow very organically so scalability is not an issue for us. View full review »
it_user522138
DBA
In terms of scaling, I haven't seen any issues. I don't really like RAC. From our experience, the single instance was better for us than the RAC. We do have RAC and the single instance, but we are actually moving our RAC machines to the single instance because the overhead by direct was not really acceptable. One of the main reasons was because now you have to use ASM, and we didn't find ASM very efficient. View full review »
it_user521715
Database Admin
It's scalable, it will meet the needs of our company, moving forward. View full review »
it_user521766
Program Manager (Software Asset Management) at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
Very scalable. View full review »
DBA5760
DBA at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We had some issues with the scalability but we managed to find a solution without overturning everything or having to go back to the basics. View full review »
Software195e
Software Engineer at a media company with 10,001+ employees
For our needs, scalability is okay. View full review »
ReviewerTJ560
System Architect at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is scalable. This is probably why it is so expensive! View full review »
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