Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Oracle Database Appliance.
What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?
The testing aspect of the solution could be improved. Right now, it's done by us, but if they'd improve it with tools that would make things easier. If we were able to use Oracle Database to create mobile apps, that would be great. I don't know multiple languages, like Java, etc. I need to learn a separate language, right now in order to do this.
Technical support could be much better. The maintenance for an enterprise system isn't so great. It's also much expensive. A future release should improve the availability of networking interfaces. Hardware expansions availability should be in-line with product support. The solution should have the ability to offer an integrated management dashboard with virtualized systems and oracle DB manager in all DB supported versions. The machine should have a visual monitoring interface, not also for hardware but also to DB and virtualized hosts.
The main thing would be to make ODA more affordable, to make it a more economical machine. Also, I would like to see virtualization, so you could implement all of your functions on one machine. Finally, improvement in the speed and performance would be good.
Patching: Oracle Database Appliance patching comes out two to three months after the regular patching cycle. .