Oracle Database Valuable Features

Maurice Aelion
Senior DBA at MA Consulting
Oracle is one of the most advanced systems when compared with other databases in the market. Oracle has the ability to combine all the sophisticated architectures that we have today in the market and bring them to the customer. One more nice thing that Oracle is bringing in is cloud on premises. This allows you to have a big Exadata machine in your enterprise and use it as a cloud, using all the available Oracle features, which is very nice. It gives you the ability to begin according to your needs and grow very fast when you need to do so. View full review »
Osama Mustafa
Cloud Expert | DevOps | Oracle Consultant at confidential
* The most valuable feature for me is the pluggable database because it provides database consolidation and the solution for utilizing your resource. On the other hand, I find security products that are provided by Oracle very strong and not in comparison with any database vendor. * The encryption, database reduction, audit vault, database firewall: All of these products provide an extra layer of security when they are implemented in the right way. * Let's also mention real application cluster, and disaster recovery solution. View full review »
Adnan Nasir
Senior Hyperion Systems Architect at Loudoun County Govt.
The best aspect of Oracle Database is that it allows integration of our ERP and EPM suite of applications and databases. It's integrated tightly together, and we prefer that, as we think it's best to stick with a single vendor as much as possible to avoid dealing with multiple vendors in case of any issue. We can scale it up, upgrade and it is supported by Oracle's customer support program. It is secure and reliable, which gives us peace of mind. If we went with a third-party tool, there's always the issues of compatibility. If we do upgrades and there are issues, we'd have to talk to both the third-party vendor and Oracle. I think that avoiding complications and compatibility issues is the biggest advantage of keeping our Oracle ERP and EPM products together. I work with a lot of the compatibility settings, and Oracle has done a great job with the matrix inter-dependencies and patch-up ligation. For example, I just upgraded our Hyperion system so I had to got through all the settings and configurations for databases, browsers, Java, OS, and servers. I, as an administrator, have to have enough technical knowledge to understand all the inter-dependencies. That's the advantage of using Oracle's RDMS solution -- we can use other Oracle products. View full review »
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Robert Houben
Technical Project Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
RAC clustering allowed us to improve performance and provided additional redundancy. In general, the enterprise-grade features of Oracle are second to none. View full review »
Lead Database Developer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
* I really appreciate the performance of Oracle. * When using AWR records you can really see where a problem is. * You can get advice about which queries are the heaviest for the database. * You also can see advice for indexes. If an index isn't used, then you can remove it to improve performance. This is a really good feature. * The JDBC connection is also quite good. * The object types are really good, the types of tables you can use in PL/SQL are also really helpful. View full review »
ERP Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our backend Database is for JDE. Complete enterprise system runs on JDE Oracle Database. But the original, older v9 does support JDE the older platform because all our financial data, as well as sales, revenue and all other data is there, and it's easily accessed. View full review »
The most important features are container and pluggable database. Now we have more control on the resource level, resource planning, where we can segregate our application based on the pluggable database and utilize the resources better. View full review »
David Gubly
DBA Team Leader at Hadassah Hospital
* Stability * Name recognition of the database in the world, as it is maybe the best one. View full review »
DBA Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The best thing about Oracle Database is its being a relational database. There is no other database that can meet the benefits it provides. The data retrieval and access are the main keys, the best features within Oracle. View full review »
Vice President, Global Technology at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* High availability * Performance Those are the topmost. View full review »
Territory Manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable features are security and stability. View full review »
Operations Engineering Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
* Security and Scalability * I have used Oracle technologies for last two decades apart from other similar vendors like MS SQL Server, IBM DB2, etc. * Power of Oracle combined with robust Unix platforms like Linux or AIX makes it powerful and secure as compared to MS SQL on Windows * IBM DB2 needs indepth technical expertise and lot of workarounds or automation to build a strong solution, MS SQL is on Windows and that makes it not the best choice View full review »
Team Leader at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Performance is the best key value. Oracle Database is suitable for OLTP applications or data warehouse. You can run Oracle Database software on-premise or in the cloud. Also, Oracle provides Exadata, the engineered system designed for Oracle Database, where you can achieve maximum performance. View full review »
ERP Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Some of the valuable features are Oracle Wallet and Data Guard. We are also using the GRANT feature for high scalability. View full review »
System Admin
* Reliability of the database * High availability View full review »
Row Locking, which is probably the reason why Oracle is number one. View full review »
Database Admin
Ease of the database. View full review »
Program Manager (Software Asset Management) at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
* It's a leading relational database brand; that makes it valuable * There's a good amount of knowledge on the market * Availability of skills * It's quite a mature product * Very advanced now * Market leader. View full review »
System Architect
Some of the valuable features are flash back, RMAN, and Oracle secure backup. View full review »
Software Engineer at a media company with 10,001+ employees
Stores a lot of data in a short time. View full review »
Vice President of Global IT at a logistics company with 5,001-10,000 employees
It has given us the ability to scale. View full review »
Anil Jagtap
Asst. Manager in production at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
It gives DB consistency, supports disaster recovery (DR), is tunable, and handles large DB sizes. View full review »
Head Database Administration at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
* High availability using real application clusters. * Disaster recovery using Oracle Data Guard. * Scalable storage using Automatic Storage Management. * Security is watertight. Database Vault is my favourite. View full review »
Samis Urabhra
Associate Consultant Oracle DBA at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The features that we find most valuable are Data Pump, GoldenGate, and the RMAN (Recovery Manager). View full review »
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