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Consultant
Operations Engineering Manager at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
May 01 2018

What is most valuable?

* 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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helped build a strong core application layer Its a natural choice for any complex enterprise relational system

What needs improvement?

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.
Vendor
Sr Oracle Database Administrator at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 05 2017

What do you think of Oracle Database?

Oracle released the latest version of its flagship database product last year. The release was a big one because Oracle changed the fundamental architecture of the database. This was done to provide flexibility to manage and provision a database in the Cloud environment. In 12c, Oracle introduced the much touted Multitenancy feature consisting of the Container and Pluggable database concept. Even though five hundred other new features were released along with it, every discussion of 12c will revolve around the new Multitenant Databases Architecture. One of the requirements when developing the Multitenant Database was that it should allow organizations to consolidate multiple databases into a single database instance, with ease. This allows for efficient sharing of Operating System…
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Adnan Nasir
Real User
Senior Hyperion Systems Architect at Loudoun County Govt.
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

It needs a better, less technical interface. I'm not an expert on our RDBMS as we have our own database administrator, so especially on a Linux environment Oracle needs to make progress on the user-friendliness of the UI. In my opinion, I've found Microsoft SQL Server to be more user-friendly than Oracle Database. Even though the latter is more complex, more robust, and has more capacity, from a… more»

What other advice do I have?

You should consider whether you're going to go physical or virtual, Windows or Linux, etc. You should do your due diligence and know what you want. We decided to put Essbase and Database on Linux. We put everything else on Windows, the reason being that our databases needed more resources and liability. Linux provides more security for databases, and it's a more robust setup for a Linux admin. So… more»
Vendor
Oracle Exadata /Oracle 12c Multi-Tenant/Oracle Golden Gate Consultant at a software R&D company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 13 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature we have found is the multi-tenancy. You can set up background processes and memory at the container level, not at the pluggable level. he second thing is, I can set up a disaster recovery solution for the container database, not at the pluggable level, so that if I have… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Instead of maintaining multiple servers, multiple databases, multiple disaster recovery solution setups for several levels, if you implement the 12c multi-tenancy, I only have to set it up for one container, not for all of the pluggable databases. I can reduce my support, my time, my effort, my… more»

What needs improvement?

Upgrades.

What other advice do I have?

When you upgrade from 11g to 12c, consider your execution plans. Before upgrading, check it out in the QA and development environments. The third thing is, when you go about upgrading from 11g to 12c, plan how many databases you are going to make as pluggable, and how much memory it requires, and… more»
Vendor
Technical Trainer at a non-tech company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 09 2017

What is most valuable?

Container Databases (CDBs) help reduce server sprawl and manage resources in a much better way. It's a feature that consolidates all your application data with Oracle database metadata, still keeping a strict role to manage each of them… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helped consolidate most of our database servers, and saved annual maintenance costs of up to 23% on physical servers.

What needs improvement?

Oracle could provide a few extra features as part of the standard offering in their main license.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Use licensing with caution, read the fine print. :) ?This is an important point and usually it's not skipped by the companies paying for the license. Nonetheless, Oracle supports your applications and database only if Oracle has certified… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

MS SQL Server was also under consideration, but we had more Oracle DBA's to work with and Oracle’s training requirements were also more favorable.
Vendor
Software Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 17 2016

What is most valuable?

* Performance * Durability * Security

How has it helped my organization?

For a long time I've been working as a performance tuner for Oracle and Java. The tuning of the performance is very important for me.

What needs improvement?

I want the price to be lowered.

What other advice do I have?

For colleagues who are in the financial business and are looking into what kind of product they want to use for their databases - I would recommend using the Oracle Database because in terms of the security and in terms of the audit process it's top notch. When it comes to audits, as long as we say… more»
Kai-Yu
Real User
Senior Principal Engineer/Architect, Oracle ACE Director at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 08 2016

What is most valuable?

So what happened is that today IT is facing a lot of challenges, because the data has grown so fast. They have to find a way to manage the cost, the performance, and the capacity. So that's why we have this strategy called information management: a strategy to manage this data within a reasonable cost. Oracle 12C introduced these two new features, called ADO, Automatic Data Management, and Heat… more»

What needs improvement?

So this is a very good tool, but I would like to add some more features. One thing I would think about is that, the database lets me write some new rules. Right now, the data moving is mainly based on how much this tier one storage is full. Like, if 80 percent of full? Then it starts moving the data. What I really want is, based on how much the data has been used. So it's possible to do that, but… more»

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it, eight to nine. Because, one of the areas for improvement, for me to write a PL/SQL procedure, that can be implemented for the product. They already have this for compression. Why didn't they implement in the data movement? The writing procedure was not easy to write, yes. I would like to have that, yeah.
Vendor
Database Expert at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 14 2016

What is most valuable?

The main features that I take into account when I talk about databases of any kind are high availability, reliability and manageability. Oracle RDBMS has all that. The high availability and reliability with Oracle RAC, Oracle Dataguard and Oracle Flashback, the manageability with several views and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

With Oracle RAC, we can reach near to the dreamed 99.999% of availability in a year. Oracle Enterprise manager allows us to see the "big picture" and take proactive actions to maintaining the environment.

What needs improvement?

Oracle RDBMS has great features, but I believe that Oracle could be more flexible with the offering of some extra options, and include them in the main license. Today, a High Availability or MAA environment with an Oracle database is already expensive, plus with those extra options, it could… more»

What other advice do I have?

Oracle RDBMS has a lot of features and is extremely stable, but all this come with a price, and in this case a big one. So, I would advise you to use Oracle RDBMS mainly for medium and large enterprises. For small enterprises, I advise using other RDBMs, like SQLServer or PostgreSQL.
Vendor
Principal Consultant at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
May 02 2016

What is most valuable?

Cloudera Hadoop provides the scalable data architecture organizations need to manage increasing data volumes, though not the intuitive GUI for business users. Oracle Big Data Discovery (BDD) provides… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using Oracle Endeca Information Discovery has enabled our clients to search and explore unstructured data so they can answer unexpected questions as soon as they come up. This has been a game changer… more»

What needs improvement?

Oracle Big Data Discovery allows business users to interact with data in Hadoop and to transform it into a different format on the Hadoop cluster. This proprietary format can sit within the Hadoop… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing costs are currently very competitive as Oracle looks to establish a market presence for BDD. Organizations that are not seeing tremendous return value on their Hadoop investment or are… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Tableau as a tool for business users to visualize data is very popular, but the ability of Oracle Big Data Discovery to provide built in text enrichment, native support for unstructured data, and a… more»

What other advice do I have?

Aim to roll it out to a large cross section of your business users and structure the procedures to encourage throwaway analytics. Creating traditional dashboards and static reporting can be done with… more»
Consultant
Presenter at a consultancy
Sep 16 2014

What is most valuable?

Partitions and the various methods available

What needs improvement?

Statistics for the Partitions Lack of support for Oracle Text Indexing with all the various partitioning options

What other advice do I have?

Gathering Statistics is important for query plans. However, in a partitioned table environment, it would seem that each partition of a table would have about the same number of records especially when the major key is something like transaction date. So why not have an option to copy the statistics from a "standard partition" when a new partition is added? OR allow for parameters in the table… more»

What is Oracle Database?

Oracle Database 12c introduces a new multitenant architecture that makes it easy to consolidate many databases quickly and manage them as a cloud service. Oracle Database 12c also includes in-memory data processing capabilities for breakthrough analytical performance. Additional database innovations deliver new levels of efficiency, performance, security, and availability. Oracle Database 12c comes in two editions to fit your business needs and budget: Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition 2.

For more information on Oracle RDBMS, visit Oracle.com

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Oracle 12c, RDBMS
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