If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Oracle Database Appliance, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with Oracle. Due to the current contractual agreements, et cetera, within our organization, we are not doing or considering anything on the cloud - from the database side at least. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. There are still some limitations. That said, it did simplify a lot of things for us, compared to our old setup.
I think for people interested in using Oracle Appliance the main thing is to rely on Oracle for the bigger stuff that it does. Maybe it cannot provide the kind of reports that we want. This is how we have determined the importance of Hadoop to our processes. Hadoop is part of my recommendation to other users who try this product. Oracle can do what it does best and Hadoop can help with reporting on the data. For other use cases, companies may need a different solution to enhance what Oracle provides — to complete one small part of the picture. When you find it, you should use it. On a scale from one to ten (where one is worst and ten is best), I would rate Oracle Database Appliance as an eight-out-of-ten.
The Oracle Database Appliance is a product that I recommend. It is really good for small businesses where there are database-intensive applications that need high performance. I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.
I would recommend Oracle Database Appliance. Oracle is the benchmark in the field. Still, I would recommend you doing a proof of concept with Oracle Database first and then consider the other databases.
I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten. It's a very good system.
My advice would depend on the needs of the company. If the need is like ours, number of transactions per day, number of transactions per year; and whether the operation time is 24 hours, eight hours; these are the types of things to consider when deciding. Also, what is the downtime you can afford? ODA performance has been very good for our requirements. I would rate it at eight out of 10 because the product is stable, it has very low downtime, and the support of Oracle is very good.
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