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2018-01-28T13:15:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Oracle Database?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Oracle Database, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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I would recommend this solution to others. It is a good performing database on medium to large data sets. The SQL Developer is a full-function user interface. I rate Oracle Database a seven out of ten.

2021-09-28T07:36:38Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

If I had the choice to pick between Orcale Database or SQL Server, I would choose SQL Server. I rate Oracle Database a seven out of ten.

2021-09-01T10:46:37Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten. Because we work in banking and insurance systems, many people use this solution.

2021-08-13T10:44:50Z
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Top 5Real User

In NFC Cameroon the solution is deployed on-premises. When it comes to Oracle Database, certain companies are deployed on-cloud and others on-premises. We have yet to deploy on cloud. We have many clients, ranging from medium sized to very large. We have assisted more than ten clients in implementing the solution in our data center. I rate Oracle Database as an eight out of ten.

2021-08-10T18:02:31Z
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Top 5Real User

I rate Oracle Database an eight out of ten.

2021-07-30T10:27:15Z
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Top 10Real User

We're just a customer and an end-user. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten. I'd rate it at a perfect ten if the could and on-premises versions we treated with equal weight, and they didn't try to simply push cloud on users. On the enterprise level, it's very stable and reliable. It's great if users are looking for enterprise quality. However, there are options available in the Unix and Linux systems as well.

2021-07-23T14:36:43Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend Oracle Database and rate it at eight on a scale from one to ten.

2021-06-25T01:15:24Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution. Everything is good in Oracle Database. It is very good performance-wise, and that's the reason most people prefer Oracle Database. I would rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten.

2021-05-29T12:45:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Oracle Database is a popular product that is used around the world and has a very large market share, compared to SAP. In summary, this is a product that is really stable and flexible with a user-friendly interface, and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-05-13T16:57:20Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-05-13T14:23:39Z
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Top 10Real User

It's a pretty good solution. It's secure in the market for relational databases. It's been the best storage for several years. If your purpose is to get into the relational schema then Oracle is the best. If you are interested in structured data then Oracle is the best choice. If you are interested in unstructured data then go with something else. I would rate Oracle Database and eight out of ten.

2021-05-06T14:26:58Z
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Top 5Real User

We are a customer and an end-user. We don't have a professional business relationship with Oracle. I would rate this solution, on a scale from one to ten, at a ten. We are extremely satisfied with its capabilities. I would recommend the solution to other organizations and users.

2021-04-19T14:49:05Z
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Top 10Real User

Oracle is good for large scale environments. New startups MUST always think of other options before going to Oracle.

2021-03-05T22:53:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I'm a customer and end-user. I would advise organizations considering Oracle to not do on-premises. The best way, nowadays, is just to pay money to Oracle and use Oracle-managed databases from the cloud. They don't require a data center for the hardware. Cloud computing, is what people should do instead. I'd rate the solution at a ten out of ten. That said, I am aware that it is quite an expensive option for most organizations. Even our company, which is quite sizeable, finds the overhead costs high.

2021-03-05T17:46:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I rate this product a 10 out of 10.

2021-03-02T18:18:17Z
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Top 20Real User

We are currently evaluating solutions to purchase. Some of the solutions that we are considering are AlgoSec, Skybox, and Toughen. We are currently managing our firewall manually, which is why we are looking for an automated tool. I would rate Oracle Database a seven out of ten.

2021-02-25T16:02:41Z
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Top 20Real User

I rate Oracle Database an eight out of ten.

2021-02-19T20:55:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just a customer and end-user. I've used various versions of the solution, starting with 10 and moving to 18. We're still a few versions back, and therefore aren't using the latest. The latest is 20 and they are about to release 21. I'd advise those considering implementing the solution to do some preparation beforehand. This will help ensure a successful setup. I would rate the solution nine out of ten. There are some improvements that can be made here and there. However, it's largely stable and works well.

2021-02-19T19:32:30Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend it if it is necessary, but you need to have the budget to purchase it. I would rate Oracle Database a six out of ten.

2021-02-18T14:50:16Z
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Top 10Real User

I would rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten. My experience as an end-user has been good with this solution. I have not used any other product or have knowledge of any other product.

2021-02-12T15:21:41Z
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Top 20Reseller

I would rate Oracle Database a seven out of ten.

2021-02-09T16:35:18Z
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Top 10Real User

Definitely, I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten.

2021-01-23T11:29:47Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're just customers and end-users. We don't have a partnership or special business relationship with Oracle. I really enjoy using the solution. It is stable and reliable. It's more expensive than Microsoft's options, however, I personally prefer working with it. It's worth the extra money. Aside from stability issues and a certain level of complexity, it's quite a good solution. I would rate it eight out of ten.

2021-01-15T01:21:54Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend Oracle Database, I love Oracle. I rate Oracle Database a ten out of ten.

2020-12-27T09:16:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The Oracle Database is a monster, with many faces and many parts. It can be used for everything. I cannot see any room for major improvement, other than perhaps the price. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-12-23T12:52:20Z
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Top 20MSP

I rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten.

2020-12-19T15:08:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this product. I rate Oracle Database a seven out of ten.

2020-12-19T14:43:00Z
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Top 10Real User

Depending on the budget and the device, I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. If you have the money, then you should invest in this product, because you can't compare it with anything else on the market as far as a database is concerned. I would rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten.

2020-12-17T13:17:37Z
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Top 20Real User

I think this is a good solution because it's easy to administer and manage but it requires the right skilled people. It's not ideal for our requirements but it's improving, whether it's encryption or security, I know they'll get there eventually. I would rate this solution a seven out of 10.

2020-12-17T01:21:06Z
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Top 20Real User

I recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Oracle Database a seven out of ten.

2020-12-09T14:49:47Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would definitely recommend this solution. Oracle is already an established product. It doesn't depend on my recommendation. We will keep using this solution because we need to keep our data within our premises for our business model. As of now, we have no plans to go to the cloud and use any of the cloud services. I would rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten.

2020-12-06T06:23:06Z
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Top 20MSP

I would rate Oracle database 7 out of 10. To get this up to 10 they would need to improve the interface.

2020-12-03T01:27:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We are definitely going to keep using it. There is no better product than this. I would 100% recommend this solution to others as long as they can bear the cost. It is the best product, and it covers most of our needs. I would rate Oracle Database a ten out of ten.

2020-11-27T15:39:12Z
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Top 5Real User

We will continue to use this solution in the future. I wouldn't recommend Oracle Database to others who are planning to use it. I would rate it a seven out of ten.

2020-11-18T22:17:42Z
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Top 5Real User

It is the cloud era, so everyone is talking about cloud solutions. Oracle must improve its solution to be equal to other cloud providers. Oracle Cloud still has a data center out of Indonesia as compared to other competitors who already have a local data center in Indonesia. A provider with a local data center will be the best if you are using an internet-based product or a cloud-based solution. Customers will prefer a solution that has a local data center because it eliminates the problems related to the network and performance. If Oracle has a local data center, the only thing that a customer will have to consider is the pricing. Oracle already has cheaper pricing than others, but cheaper pricing is not enough for a cloud solution at this point. Customers also expect good performance when they are accessing the cloud. I would rate Oracle Database a nine out of ten. I cannot give it a ten because there is no perfect product.

2020-11-16T14:06:39Z
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Top 20Real User

They are coming up with lots of features that will allow a lot of work to be done with respect to the database. They are going to give JSON storage, where JSON objects can be directly stored. I would rate Oracle Database an eight out of ten.

2020-11-13T12:56:03Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is certainly a product that I recommend for large enterprises. However, for smaller companies, we can use an open-source database. That said, if you need something that is highly available and scalable then you have to choose Oracle Database. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-11-04T07:23:41Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We work closely with many integrator companies, however, we don't have a business relationship with Oracle. I'm a technical architect, so I just make some recommendations, and that's all. I'd recommend the solution, so long as you aren't working with very very Big Data like we are. I could also recommend Axway, which I believe is also good. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-07-22T08:17:29Z
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Top 10Real User

Currently, we're using the 12c version fo the solution and we're migrating over to the 18c version soon. We're mostly using the on-premises versions, however, we're likely to migrate over to the cloud in the future. Having used other products, I can say that hands down Oracle DB is a fantastic product. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

2020-07-20T05:36:56Z
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Top 20Real User

The advice I have for other people considering this solution is that if they have money then they should go for it. We do not experience performance issues or trouble with throughput. It is probably a good idea to do some research for use in documentation which can be searched or located on the Internet. I think every company that is looking into creating value from their software assets, they have to do research or evaluation first on the Internet. They should be sure, before making an investment that the product fits their requirements, probably they will contact a distributor or supplier to get the product. The next important step would be the proof of concept. They must try to do a POC or work with a demo and see if the Oracle Database can solve the pain points that they are having right now. One factor they can not forget is the budget. If the product fits their needs but not their budget, they will have to try to fit their budget to the product and make it work perhaps by scaling usage. On the scale from one to ten, with one being the worst and ten being the best, I would rate Oracle Database as probably around and eight-out-of-ten. That is a good rating. The price is really the only thing which is holding it back from a better score.

2020-07-20T05:36:00Z
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Top 5Real User

We are an Oracle Platinum Partner. I'd first advise any company considering Oracle to learn the benefits first before they talk about the pricing. We like to do an assessment with the customer right away. The first thing we need to know is their pain points and basic requirement and also if they have a common problem in their system. I will judge that against the benefits of Oracle's technology, which is in the database. At the end of the day, if the features can solve your problem, then money comes as a secondary concern. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. There isn't a perfect solution on the market, however, this comes pretty close.

2020-07-15T07:11:38Z
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Top 20Real User

I do more than 70% of work on an Oracle database, which is why I would recommend it to others. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-07-13T06:55:42Z
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Top 20Consultant

I'm not reselling this product. I'm using this for designing my own product, and I'm giving it as a solution to my customer. If I need to work out pricing for my customer, there may be my own raw materials that come into play. The raw materials that come into play should be considered in order to make a better pricing model, which in turn can help me get a better solution for my clients. If the base product that you use is so expensive, like this is, it doesn't make sense. I would start looking at other products. That's what I'm doing. I need to better scale my capabilities. I'd recommend Mongo Database over this product for that reason. I'd rate the solution overall eight out of ten. It's very good. It's just a bit too expensive for my purposes.

2020-07-05T15:50:27Z
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Top 20Real User

We started using version 7 of Oracle, and now, after so many years on the product, we are up to version 12. We have six different main production databases that we use for various things. They're all on-premise. They either run in a Linux environment or IBM AIX Unix environment. And we also use a backup Oracle cloud for backing up some of those databases. The main advice I would give other organizations would be to prepare for the costs. Oracle is kind of more expensive than in most other database software. It's also important to have a good understanding of how Oracle works and the programming. It's quite specialized. However, if you're implementing a big database environment, you need to know that anyway. Oracle is, I would say, probably the top database provider in the world. Having a big name, for us, was good because we've got other contracts from outside firms that trust us because we house our data with Oracle. At the end of the day, you get what you pay for, and we don't mind paying more for the peace of mind we get from this solution. I would rate the solution nine out of ten mostly due to the fact that it's a very solid platform and it's robust and it's scalable. It's the Cadillac of the database world.

2020-06-25T10:49:28Z
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Top 20Real User

Our organization is partners with Oracle. We mostly implement the solution on-premise because our customer is a governmental agency. The protocol is that they cannot store information on the cloud as it is far too sensitive. I would advise other organizations to try it out. I'd recommend the solution. I would rate the solution about eight out of ten. I would rate it higher if the licensing costs were not so high.

2020-06-15T07:34:09Z
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Top 20Real User

It's a very good product. I'd recommend it. It's very robust. It's scalable. On side of security, it's a very secure product. And support is available from Oracle via their local partners. We are already very satisfied with this product and I would recommend it to other users as well. I'd rate it eight out of ten.

2020-06-15T07:34:08Z
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Top 10Real User

We're not an Oracle partner. We're just a customer. We're quite comfortable with this solution at the moment. It provides us with everything we need. I'd highly recommend Oracle Database to other companies and users. We haven't had any issues at all using it aside from a few small technical issues. It's good software. It's very stable and reliable. Personally, I would rate the solution nine out of ten. It's almost perfect.

2020-06-15T07:34:04Z
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Real User

The enterprise Oracle Manager is very good. It is an expensive solution, so I will rate this product a nine out of ten.

2019-08-13T10:42:00Z
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Real User

I would recommend Oracle Database if you have enough money and you need a big, stable system in which performance is important. We are starting to think about other solutions because of money and because of the cloud. Oracle is on the cloud, but we have started thinking about another cloud, which could use PostgreSQL and Microsoft Server. That may be our solution in the future. The most important criteria when selecting a vendor are their ability to handle a huge volume of data, security, and then price. Price is not the first one, but it's an important one. And finally, the cloud could be important. I would rate Oracle Database at nine out of ten because of the stability and because they try to improve the product in every release. The next release is always better than the previous one. From release to release, we get more performance, which is really good. Even if you aren't a DBA, there a lot of features that you can put to use by yourself.

2018-09-25T09:22:00Z
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Real User

Oracle has a very good database, but it is very expensive today, and there are a lot of competitors. Main criteria for selecting a vendor: * Name * Release of new versions * Stability.

2018-01-28T13:15:00Z
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Vendor

When choosing a vendor it's important to me that it is a good brand, that they have a good name in the market, and that the solution comes closest to meeting my needs. I would definitely recommend this solution.

2018-01-28T13:15:00Z
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Real User

When selecting a vendor, the most important thing is that they have people who know the business. We have some databases, for example, for which it is very rare to find a person who knows something about them. Knowledge is important. Support of the product is very, important as well. We need to know where to go, who to ask, who will actually help us out with the problems. Of course, bringing new innovations and being out front with what is happening in the advancing of the technology are also important. My advice, especially for big companies today, would be to go to the cloud on-premises when starting out, which allows you to incorporate all the latest versions from Oracle yet have the infrastructure managed by the Oracle Cloud support team. It gives you the ability to utilize the best of Oracle and to scale when you need to. For smaller companies, the main reason they are not going with Oracle today is the pricing/licensing. I hope that, in the future, Oracle will do something about that so we'll once again see small companies beginning with Oracle, something that we don’t see today.

2018-01-28T13:15:00Z
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Vendor

I would recommend the product. Most important criteria when selecting a vendor: * The product should be good. * Features * Its stability.

2018-01-28T13:15:00Z
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