Oracle Java DB Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Certified Adjunct Faculty, School of Engineering and Computing at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 27 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspect of the solution is that the metadata is just generalized. Metadata is the way that data is described both for technical aspects of building a database and for the user… more»

What needs improvement?

The server itself doesn't need much improvement. The product overall would benefit from the addition of better tutorials to help master the skills necessary to actually build a project database. Right… more»

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

I, unfortunately, do not handle licensing, so I don't know what the costs are for the product.

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

Previous to my position at the university, I worked both as an employee and a consultant and was very much involved with Oracle as a database for years, going back to 1997 and until about 2010.

What other advice do I have?

In August of last summer, we updated to the latest version of the solution. At least, at that time, it was the latest version. What the school does in its academics is make a minimum training… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

MySQL as a database is sufficient for the scale of the projects that I've been talking about for ht purposes we have currently. PostgreSQL, which I do not personally know very well, is something else… more»
Wira Chinwong
Real User
Service Director at SCSI Co.
Jun 19 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to install and simple to maintain. The most valuable aspect of the solution is its general user-friendliness for users of all kinds.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve the centralization aspect of the tools. It would be ideal if the solution offered backup functionality. Many similar tools already do, which means Db2 is somewhat behind the… more»

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

I don't know too much about the pricing of the solution. There may be extra fees on top of just the licensing fee. I'm not sure.

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

I also have experience with Oracle databases. I find Oracle to be a bit better than Db2 if I'm honest. They have a lot of functionality, for example, and can handle backup and recovery of data. This… more»

What other advice do I have?

We're currently IBM partners. I use the solution extensively. I'd like other companies to know it's quite easy to set up and maintain. If they are looking for something fairly easy to jump into, this… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I'm looking at other databases right now. I'd prefer something with a backup functionality, which Db2 lacks.
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