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Oracle Database Appliance Room for Improvement

SJ
Lead Oracle DBA at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees

There aren't really any features that the solution is lacking.

The product is quite complex to set up, initially. It would be ideal if it was simpler.

Any limitations within the solution are case by case. The solution may work for some, but it isn't for everyone.

The product is still evolving. It could still, for example, be more user-friendly. It's not quite perfect yet.

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OR
CFO at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

There are more freeware options out there these days that are less costly if you are a company that can work in the cloud environment. They are much better than Oracle in the price to value ratio.

Even though the solution can handle a lot of data, it's just too expensive currently.

There should be more analysis for debugging. Right now, this is only available in the Enterprise Edition. If you have the Standard Edition, like us, you're stuck with some limited functionalities. In order to access the best features, you need to level up to the Enterprise Edition.

The software comes with only four cores, which is not really very advisable. It doesn't really help in terms of the modern way of working. While the machines are getting better, at the same time they tend to run a lot of test databases, like virtual machines, and Oracle doesn't work well with all of that. It's only JBM that they work well with.

Technical support is not very helpful if you only have the Standard Edition.

They should work ell with other machines. If it could integrate better, it might be more user-friendly for businesses. 

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BN
Deputy IT Director at a comms service provider with 501-1,000 employees

We try to operate through the ODI, or Oracle Data Integrator, to maintain data integration. We have plans to use Visual I/O for data mapping, data flow, and things like that. Oracle could improve the capabilities for visualizing without other, third-party tools. But it is OK.  

We are not looking for any new features in the product. Whatever additional utility we need we have been able to do using Hadoop for now. For us, the product can stay the same. The only way it can improve is by doing even better with integrations to other products like Hadoop.  

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JM
Founder at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees

I would like it if the scalability could be increased without having to change versions. There is only so much that you can do with it. It's not like software that you are free to install anywhere.

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Jeremy Lee - PeerSpot reviewer
Founder/Owner at Catalyst Commerce Systems Sdn Bhd

Oracle Database Appliance could improve by having better integration.

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Mmusi Kekonnwe - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Specialist Databases at Botswana Open University

Virtualization needs improvement. It's not easy to back up the virtual machines in the Oracle VM architecture. I would also like to see native support for Veeam Backup Software.

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Buyer's Guide
Oracle Database Appliance
July 2022
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622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.