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2018-01-28T13:15:00Z

What needs improvement with Oracle Database?

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Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Oracle Database.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I have been looking for a virtualization database engine from Oracle. They have third-party vendors that can do it but if Oracle comes with its own virtual engine, it would be helpful. Additionally, the solution could be more user-friendly and improve the Transparent Data Encryption.

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

I would like to see more security included. I would also like to see more features added and the stability needs improvement.

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

There is a new version of Oracle and Database Firewall, version 20, for which I would be interested in receiving training. For the moment, training is not an option. Having the time to undertake this does not pose an issue for me, as I would speak with my supervisor to allot the requisite time.

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

Oracle could improve by providing better integration with other solutions, such as Angular platforms. We have a lot of pressure from our customers to have this type of compatibility, we end up using other solutions that tend to mimic the functionality but it is not natural, expensive, and is difficult to maintain. We have already seen some tools that they are working on, but they are in an experimental stage and do not look too promising. There is a need for more collaboration moving forward. In the past it was beautiful, now the world is collaborative, and it is hard to have that integration with everybody else.

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

We've used the solution for so long, it would be hard to switch off of it. On the ERP side, they do not seem to be improving the on-premises version. They seem to want to push the cloud option on users. The roadmap for each seems to be diverting, and the on-premises side simply isn't getting the same amount of attention. The pricing could be high.

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

It should have more monitoring features. There should be features to be able to analyze the performance with a query. In Microsoft SQL Server, when you are running any stored procedure, if you want to analyze the performance, you just run the query analyzer. You can easily find out that something is missing in a joint condition, or clustering needs to be added because of a delay. I can't find such features in Oracle Database. They should be added.

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

Oracle is not easy to integrate with other systems, which is something that should be improved.

2021-05-13T16:57:20Z
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Top 10Real User

The consumption of memory and the client memory has been increased exorbitantly in the most recent past. With performance devices, it requires the system to be upgraded to the newer version, which was something that was unlike before. If the memory consumption can be kept low for the client, at least, then that would be great. We would like to see smooth reporting for the indexes, which can be easily done. If we want an entire report for each consolidation, we would have to do it manually. If the system could be smarter with artificial intelligence then it would be better.

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

The security of the solution could be improved. It's an area that isn't as good as it could be.

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

As of Now Oracle has gained an image of Customer binding database. Once some one opted for Oracle database , it becomes very difficult in many ways to move on other database. As of now oracle can be considered as Top of the list and many of the database are not enough close to oracle concepts and it's standards so it's kind of responsibility to Oracle to bring a fair competition in market. In return ,it will help Oracle itself. Take an Example of Football. Consider Oracle a high level Club who have it's own Practice and playing Area but only his own rules are implemented. Any player who is a beginner and cannot afford such a high clubs will start practice in small arenas which have some what similar rules .Once Player's practice gave him confidence to go for a big club ,he will feel comfortable in choosing a club whose rules are known to him , Not someone for whom he has to change his playing technique. So Oracle should consider working in this direction so that he can keep the control over the wind of Market.

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

Installing, configuring, and supporting an Oracle RAC system is a very complex task that requires special skills. A novice who has never done it before will struggle. Therefore, I think that in the future all Oracle RDBMS customers will gradually switch to cloud databases, preferably, to Oracle cloud. It takes a significant amount of time after submitting an initial SR with Oracle Tech Support before your case reaches a technical expert with whom you can actually work on the issue resolution. Before that, you have to deal with people who are not experts. Oracle RDBMS is expensive.

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

Digital support of the product could be improved.

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

The adaptability to various APIs is something that needs to be improved. Also, the programming interface needs some improvement.

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

Since the solution is from Oracle it tends to be complex when trying to integrate with other solutions. In a future release, I wish it was easier to run on other cloud services, not just Oracle Cloud. It is possible to run it on other cloud services but it is incredibly difficult to plan and deploy it. However, it is supported by many other cloud services, it is just not easy, but I think maybe that is the direction they are headed. Additionally, they could make management for security a little more intuitive. It is good so far but it could be easier.

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

I'm not crazy about their new version plan that they've just started. It seems like it turns over too quickly. We may have to upgrade within the year, and I really am not crazy about that. I don't want to upgrade so soon. We may not have a choice. The initial setup is a bit complex. Technical support could be more consistent. They used to have something called a database console in version 11. That was very good. It seems like they reduced its functionality over the past couple of versions. I'd like to see that back to the way in which it used to be.

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

Its administration side is very difficult. To install Oracle Database, you need to have some prior knowledge. You must learn their commands. I was new to this, so I found some difficulty in it. Its installation should be easier. It is expensive, and it should be cheaper.

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

Their local support can be better. Local support is a challenge in Africa for all IT companies.

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

I would like to see more patches. While the stability is good, it could still be better.

2021-02-09T16:35:18Z
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Top 20Consultant

They could improve the storage and network overhead. They could minimize the storage to improve performance further. You have to optimize the resources according to your project.

2021-02-04T22:16:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The initial setup should be improved.

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

The solution can be quite expensive. It would be ideal if they could work on the pricing model in order to figure out how to lower the licensing. It takes time to learn Oracle. There's a bit of a learning curve. It's not easy to use at first, however, slowly, day by day, you can get and develop your skills. There are a lot of YouTube videos and tons of material on Google that you can access. You can also easily find so many training institutes all over the world if you really want to understand aspects of the product. It would be ideal if Oracle could initiate some sort of learning center in Iraq. Even if it's just on Youtube, if it can be catered towards Iraqis to showcase the technology in the form of online Youtube videos or webinars, it would be extremely useful for expanding the solution within the Iraqi market. Right now, competitors like Microsoft can easily come in and just say "here's what we do, and at less cost than Oracle". The initial setup is a little complex.

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

They could improve on making changes to their software faster, they are a large company and sometimes changes are slow. Also, Oracle can improve themselves in the cloud for Microsoft Azure systems.

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

The price of the Oracle Database should be cheaper.

2020-12-23T12:52:20Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The queries performance could improve compared to other products.

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

I am not very satisfied with the support at times. You don't always get the support at the time you want and need it. The price could be better. My experience has been perfect, but there is always room for improvement for everything.

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

The licensing formulation could be improved; it's too complicated and very rigid.

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

The initial setup can be simplified.

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

There are SQL plan flips that are happening with version 12c. We would basically like to have the next version wherein we don't see such plan flips because they create performance issues. There are quite a lot of features that I would like to see, but this is the main one for now.

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

CRM could be improved. What I mean by that is the CRM is composed of NetSuite and the Oracle database to perform the functions of a CRM. Both of these need to be improved. It is not very user friendly and there is not enough customization.

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

When it comes to Oracle, the only complaint that I have is their support. For business-critical cases, finding support is a little bit difficult because of the timezone difference. They should provide faster support to resolve issues on time.

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

It needs to be more stable, as recently we have experienced some issues. The support should be more customer-friendly. The pricing should be reduced.

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

I'm in Indonesia. From what I know, Ali Cloud has already built a center in Indonesia, and Google also has a data center in Indonesia. I have heard that Amazon will also build a data center in Indonesia, and the same will be with Azure if they deal with the Indonesian government. I'm quite appreciative of what Amazon has done by deciding to have a local data center. I expect Oracle to do the same, but Oracle doesn't seem to have plans to build a data center in Indonesia. This is something that needs to be improved. Oracle should follow all the other cloud providers who see a potential market in Indonesia. It would be better for Oracle to be equal to other cloud providers and have a data center in Indonesia so they can compete. Having a local data center means that they can avoid performance issues, the latency of the network, and all the things that are related to the network for internet-based solutions. Customers in Indonesia expect a local data center.

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

There are plenty of options and features in this solution, but they are, somehow, not being used very well. Therefore, training and support should be increased and improved for this solution. They can make people aware of how to make proper use of their server so that people can optimize it because its cost is just too much. They can provide training on the policies and procedures to be used for archiving and all such things. There should be some kind of segregation in licensing. With a full license, all options should be available. There should also be a basic license with limited functionalities. This kind of basic license would be useful for us because we don't use most of the functionalities.

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

The cost needs to be reduced because right now, all of our customers are asking us about how they can migrate to any open-source database. This is a very common question and I have been checking our ability to migrate, as well as the tools that we have for doing so, to a product like PostgreSQL. Oracle is an RDBMS, although most of our customers are now moving towards Big Data. There are open-source databases and you don't need a schema. You can store whatever you want. I would like Oracle to do more for Big Data in the future.

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

While working with 20-30 terabytes is okay using this solution, if you have Big Data, data that's much bigger than that, you will run into issues. It's a problem I have right now. They should support much more data. Aside from that, the solution isn't lacking any features that I can think of. It's an almost perfect solution, aside from the data issues we face.

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

The solution can be quite expensive for small and medium-sized enterprises. Not too many companies can actually afford the pricing. The way it is designed, there are a lot of constraints on the solution. Everything doesn't just happen at once. Oracle doesn't handle SQL. You can use other products for that instead, including another Oracle product. If you need SQL, you can use MongoDB, MariaDB, or the Cassandras.

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

Our Oracle database is very expensive, so probably the cost is an area that can be improved. The cost of the product. The actual features that might need to be improved is a question that is better answered by any IT person or administrator because they know specifically what are the limitations and what the challenges that they face in using the product or the brand. On the end-user side, it is all transparent and we depend completely on the administration to care for the stability of the product. So we do not know what they experience on the administrative end as we are isolated from those issues. I don't know if the services are slowing down or if there's an issue and the product is not performing as expected. If something happens and there is a switchover to using the back-up or something like that, we do not see any of that as end-users.

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

Oracle needs to improve its cluster technologies. They need to improve in the cluster technology using ARC due to the fact that sometimes people think that they have a redundant server when they are using ARC with the cluster and think that will increase the performance. In reality, if they are using ii with a big workload, sometimes the performance is not increasing, and can sometimes actually impacts it in such a way that there's some degradation in the performance. Oracle has covered all the aspects of the market requirement. Let's say someone who searches for a security solution that has high availability, security, manageability, and performance. That's all of the IT requirements, basically, and they are all covered by Oracle. There aren't features lacking, in that sense. That said, while that's a true statement in terms of on-premises deployments, and Oracle really is is the number one database technology, when it comes to the cloud, it's still a question about how good Oracle really is. Most of our customers are using Azure or maybe AWS. Not Oracle. That's the one area that Oracle should improve.

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

The database has a lot and not everything is known to every user. The licensing is a bit complicated. I am trying to configure the GoldenGate and I find that you have to connect to the classic one in big data, I should use only one instead of two to stream the data to streaming platforms. The integration with other vendor solutions needs improvement. It is difficult to connect to other hardware. I would like to see more focus on the features that are supporting the new technology, rather than just focus on the hardware.

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

For our organization, the price is the main factor that needs improvement. They charge you exorbitantly for a license, and, I would say, they are not doing justice to today's industry requirements when it comes to a pricing model. They talk about cloud hybrid on-prem solutions, and they tell you that you have a cloud solution that will benefit your company considerably, however, it's just a lot of cut-throat pricing that they offer. From the perspective of using the database in a legacy product, some people are usually stuck with it, and they need to continue working on that. That's a new thing they have not been able to change. The licensing model works in a different way altogether. It's not really very friendly for management to take decisions when it comes to executing licensing right for a product like this. If their database encryption features could come in bytes, that would be a major improvement. They should bring the encryption model to their standard databases as well.

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

The main thing we find could use improvement is the licensing costs. It is quite expensive relative to other database vendors. Cost always comes up as an issue for us as we consider upgrade paths. It's not as easy as we would like it to be. While we really like Oracle, it's difficult sometimes to upgrade from version to version. I'd like to see the high availability option become available in the standard edition. We have a couple of databases that are still in the standard edition, and we'd like to be able to back those up and have higher availability.

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

The licenses are quite expensive. They should work on making it more affordable for their customers and it needs to be simplified. The database environment needs to be cheaper. By making it less expensive, Oracle would be more competitive with other database vendors.

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

It all depends on the requirements we have. Right now, it's fulfilling our current ERP requirements. We don't really find that any features are lacking.

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

Occasionally I do have some technical issues. However, there are very good communities that can help solve problems, so It's not too bad. It could be slightly more intuitive, but other than that, we really like it as a solution. For our type of usage, we don't have any particular requirements or needs that the solution doesn't provide. I can't speak to any features that may be lacking in general. Right now, I don't find that it's lacking in any regard.

2020-06-15T07:34:04Z
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Top 20Real User

Solutions for cloud developers are in need of improvement. Cheap and easy solutions for startups need to be made available. We would like to see Oracle Apex as an independent and paid solution.

2019-12-21T12:50:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The price tag is very high and most cannot afford it.

2019-11-28T11:56:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Oracle needs to stop suing users. The documentation needs improvement because as it is now, providing support is a headache.

2019-10-31T20:06:00Z
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Real User

I would like to see an improvement in the upgrade process. Sometimes it's very complicated to upgrade from one version to another. We are currently running the Oracle version 12 and we may need to upgrade in the future. These upgrades are not very simple and should be made more user-friendly. If it could be more affordable, it would be a plus. Because the product is very expensive.

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

The cost of this solution needs to be improved.

2019-08-06T02:33:00Z
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Real User

The Oracle Database could improve on integration with other infrastructure systems like Active Directory.

2019-07-16T13:26:00Z
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Top 20MSP

This product would be improved with Support Services for more production access.

2019-05-14T12:26:00Z
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Top 20LeaderboardConsultant

The additional features that should be included in the database: I would like to see improvements for database security products.

2018-11-16T22:46:00Z
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Real User

Its performance could always be better and better but, other than that, I can't think of any additional features I would like to see.

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

There are a lot of bugs in the Oracle Database, and it would be better if the bugs would be solved more quickly than they are today. The bugs could be anything. They could be related to any problem. For example, we had a problem with the physical standby, and the bugs had already been there for a few years in the databases, but not solved in the newer versions.

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

Oracle is going now to what we call autonomous databases. Personally, I don’t believe in autonomous databases that will manage themselves. It might be that in the cloud versions they actually have the ability of doing that for you, managing the infrastructure, fixing all the patches that you need, and so on. Still, the tuning business has a long way to go to be completely autonomous. There is still a need for a person to manage the database, especially the performance and tuning. It might be those future databases - not in the near future but in the distant future - will be autonomous completely. Oracle could be one of the first to incorporate that.

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

* Integration with big data would be helpful since we are planning to load a lot of big data. * A lot of features have bugs or choose the wrong way to process data. Sometimes, we struggle with that.

2018-01-28T13:15:00Z
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